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RCCNZ Coordinates Search Off Tongan Coast

3 SEPTEMBER 2008 - A Royal New Zealand Defence Force Orion was this morning sent to Tonga to assist in the search for two men who have been missing at sea since Friday 29 August.

Navy Warship Returning Home From Arabian Gulf Deployment

3 September 2008 - Navy Warship HMNZS TE MANA will return home at 10:00 am on Sunday 7 September, 2008 after spending the last five months at sea.

Bluechip Victims Anxiously Awaiting Pla Notices

3 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Bluechip Victims who have loans through Tasman mortgages, TEA custodian, Challenger and GE money - who have not paid their interest payments, are now anxiously waiting to be served PLA notices.

Attack On 15 Yr Old Girl

3 September 2008 - At about 6.30pm on Tuesday evening the 2nd of September 2008 a 15 year old girl was walking along Selywn Street, Sydenham when she was attacked from behind by a yet unknown male.

Christchurch To Scott Base, Come In Scott Base

3 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Curious about what they do and how they live at Scott Base on Antarctica? The Antarctic Festival 2008 is offering Christchurch residents a chance this month to get to know how they do it on the coldest continent in the world.

Vast Majority Of Kiwis Oppose Shark Finning

3 September 2008 - A total of 83 per cent of New Zealanders surveyed support a ban on shark finning, according to a Colmar Brunton poll for Forest & Bird.

Shark finning is cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea.

Aucklanders Call For More Public Art

3 September 2008 - Following much recent debate about the lack of public art in cities, pedestrians have voiced their opinion on the new street-level gallery in downtown Auckland, showing it their support and admiration.

Industry Celebrates New Zealand's First Catering Qualification Graduation

Industry Celebrates New Zealand's First Catering Qualification Graduation

3 September 2008 - The hospitality industry will today celebrate the first graduation of its catering and food service sector qualification in Hamilton.

Guide Shows How Smart Businesses Retain Older Workers

Guide Shows How Smart Businesses Retain Older Workers

3 September 2008 - Smart organisations are redesigning work to retain older workers, according to a new guide for New Zealand employers wanting to recruit and retain mature employees.

IRL Chief Executive Says Climate Change Poses Tough Challenges To Livestock Agriculture

IRL Chief Executive Says Climate Change Poses Tough Challenges To Livestock Agriculture

3 September 2008 - The world's livestock industries will face a tough future as they come to grips with climate change.