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Rural Spectrum Availability Announced

8 September 2008 - The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) today announced the availability of the remaining lots of 3.5 GHz radio spectrum area licences suitable for wireless broadband services.

Radio NZ Extends Website Services Introducing A Fully Searchable Audio Archive

Radio NZ Extends Website Services Introducing A Fully Searchable Audio Archive

8 September 2008 - Radio New Zealand has announced a further expansion to its popular internet service with the introduction of a fully searchable archive for many high profile Radio New Zealand National programmes.

AUS Celebrates University General Staff

AUS Celebrates University General Staff

8 September 2008 - Local university branches of the Association of University Staff will be holding lunchtime activities to celebrate the contribution of general staff to the life of our universities this coming Wednesday, 10 September.

Godwits In Time For Conservation Week

Godwits In Time For Conservation Week

The first lot of Godwits from Alaska arrived at Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote estuaries almost two weeks early; their arrival on Sunday afternoon coinciding with the start of the Conservation Week (September 7-14).

Chris Cairns Completes North Island Stage Of 1001k Walk

When Chris Cairns walks up the steps of Parliament at 4 this afternoon he will have walked 635 kilometres in 22 days not to mention the six pairs of shoes he has worn out or the multiple boxes of banana's he has got through.

Christchurch Remembers Sir Hamish Hay

Christchurch's former mayor, Sir Hamish Hay, passed away last night aged 80.

Sir Hamish Hay was elected to the Christchurch City Council in 1959 and was a councillor until elected mayor in 1974. He completed five consecutive terms of office serving until 1989, when he stepped down.

Nominations For Fonterra Elections Open Today

Nominations For Fonterra Elections Open Today

Nominations are now open for the 2008 Fonterra elections.

This year elections are being held for three shareholder-elected Directors for Fonterra's Board of Directors, two members of the Directors' Remuneration Committee, and 14 members of the Shareholders' Council.

Hospital's Unsung Heroes Present Fair Pay Petition At Parliament

Staff in public hospitals who do essential administrative work are presenting a

6000-signature petition at Parliament highlighting the low pay they receive for running our hospitals.

Operation Snatch - Property Items Recovered:

Waitemat Police say they have recovered numerous items of stolen property, during an investigation into hand bag thefts in the Auckland region.

The investigation codenamed Operation Snatch terminated on 15 June 2008.

"Climate Change - Rural Women Are Part Of The Solution"

The Alcohol Advisory Council's (ALAC) advice to pregnant women and those planning to be pregnant is to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The advice comes on the eve of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day.