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Last Chance To Vote For Favourite Chippie

Last Chance To Vote For Favourite Chippie

Hot chip lovers have until the end of this month to vote for their favourite chip shop, as this year's That's Life! Best Chip Shop Competition draws to an end.

School Support Staff Hope To See Better Pay Offer

Pay talks resume today for thousands of frontline school support staff who are hoping to see an improved pay offer from the government.

NZTA Thanks Bay Of Plenty For Submissions On Tolling Proposal

NZTA Thanks Bay Of Plenty For Submissions On Tolling Proposal

The NZ Transport Agency today thanked the people of Bay of Plenty for getting involved in consultation on a proposal to bring forward construction of the Tauranga Eastern Link through tolling.

Team Effort Planned To Tackle Alders In Canterbury

The spread of alder, an invasive introduced tree, is threatening the natural environment of the Orari Gorge and local people are teaming up with Environment Canterbury to tackle the problem.

New Registry Providing Vital Flu Information

New Registry Providing Vital Flu Information

A new registry of data on H1N1 influenza that will provide vital information to hospitals overseas as they head into their winter flu seasons has been established in New Zealand and Australia.

Illegal Logging Costs Company And Director $12,000

Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Breaches of milling regulations and the Forests Act have cost a Te Awamutu company and its director $12,000 in fines and court costs.

Charges Against One Dropped In Papatoetoe Homicide

Auckland, Sept 22 NZPA - Charges were today dropped against one Vietnamese man in relation to the death of a 32-year-old man whose body was found in a car in South Auckland last month.

Rameka Pleads Not Gulty To Murder Charge

Auckland, Sept 22 NZPA - A man accused of murder after a body was found at an Auckland house has pleaded not guilty.

Preston Cole Rameka, 28, is charged with murdering Terrance Carl Finch, 55, whose body was found in Glen Innes on April 15.

Company And Director Fined $12,000 For Illegal Native Timber Milling

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has successfully prosecuted Te Awamutu company Land Milling Limited and its director Nicholas Ashmore in relation to offences against the Forests Act 1949 and the Forestry (Indigenous Timber Milling) Regulations 1993.

Assault, Intimidation And Refusal To Negotiate Collectively Won't Help Resolve Cheese Factory Dispute

The Dairy Workers Union says a dispute at Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese can be resolved, but the company needs to pull back from both its intimidation of the workforce, including an assault on one of its workers, and its refusal to accept that workers can choose to join a union and negotiate