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The Future Of Agriculture: Value Or Volume?

25 June 2008 - Agriculture arguably represents the number one success story of human development, underpinning all of our major expansions of civilisation and population on Earth.

Travelling Light

25 JUNE 2008 - A month-long exhibition timed to coincide with the month of Matariki, when the Pleiades star cluster rises in the morning sky; and inspired by the vast journeys undertaken by early Maori celestial navigators, Travelling Light is a show full of star maps, sea journeys, and night fli

Welcome To The Country - But Remember, We Are Working Here!

25 June 2008 - Figures released today showing Aucklanders are moving out of the city to rural areas in unprecedented numbers comes with a word of caution from Horticulture New Zealand.

"Please remember, people in the country are working.

Study Shows Meat Workers May Contract Leptospirosis From Sheep

25 June 2008 - New Zealand has one of the highest rates of human leptospirosis in the developed world. The disease, which is passed to humans through the urine of sheep, cattle, pigs, rodents and deer, can attack the kidneys and liver and, in some instances cause death.

Update Sh2 Waikino Gorge Closure

25 June 2008 - SH2 between Paeroa and Waihi remains closed following a fatal crash in the Waikino Gorge this morning.

The Waikato Serious Crash Unit is currently investigating the crash that happened shortly after 7.30am.

Work Place Death At Lyttelton

25 June 2008 - Police, Maritime NZ and the Department of Labour will conduct a combined investigation to establish the events leading up to the death of a 55 year old man in Lyttelton last night.

Hamilton False Rape Complaint Prosecution

25 June 2008 - Hamilton Police are warning that anyone who makes a false rape complaint, wasting valuable time and resources, runs the risk of prosecution.

Survey Finds Glimmer Of Hope In Slowing Economy

25 June 2008 - Over half of the 1000-plus companies surveyed by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce last week believe the general business situation in New Zealand will deteriorate further.

Four In Five Unwanted Kittens Euthanased

25 June 2008 - Pet overpopulation is a major issue in both New Zealand and Australia, especially with cats. In fact, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just six years.

Sh2, Waikino Gorge Road Closure

25 June 2008 - Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on SH2 in the Waikino Gorge between Paeroa and Waihi.

Initial reports are that the crash involved a head-on collision between two vehicles and one person has suffered severe injuries.