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Eating Potatoes Good For Water Conservation

New Zealanders keen on conserving water and protecting the environment should look no further than the potato, says food and education consultant Glenda Gourley.

Ellerslie's Gift To The City

Ellerslie's Gift To The City

29 June 2008 - The Ellerslie International Flower Show will annually gift an award-winning exhibition garden to Christchurch.

More Suspicious Mail Items Surface

More Suspicious Mail Items Surface

Wellington Police have received further reports of suspicious mail items purporting to contain 1080 poison.

ORC Adopts Flood Protection Management Bylaw

ORC Adopts Flood Protection Management Bylaw

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) adopted the Flood Protection Management Bylaw 2008 on 25 June 2008. The new bylaw comes into operation on 1 July 2008 and replaces the former 1999 bylaw.

Design Competition For New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

New Zealand architects are being invited to take part in a design competition for Christchurch's new Botanic Gardens' visitor and staff facility.

Concerns For Missing Wellington Man

Wellington Police have concerns for the wellbeing of 41-year-old local man Marcus Bruce McCallan who also uses the name Ashley Michelle Stewart.

Detective Sergeant Glenn Williams, Wellington CIB, said Mr McCallan, who often dresses in women's clothing, has some health problems.

Manukau Mayor Granted Leave Of Absence

The Manukau City Council has granted six months leave of absence to mayor Len Brown who is recovering from heart bypass surgery.

Heritage Grant For Historic Racecourse Tea House

The 105- year-old Tea House at Riccarton Park Racecourse will benefit from a Christchurch City Council grant of just over $70,000 towards its continued restoration.

Fee 'stability' Passes The Buck

Auckland students are likely to be hit hardest by proposed tuition fee maxima increases announced today.

Orc Increases Kenmure And Balaclava Bus Services

The frequency of Dunedin buses between Kenmure and Balaclava to the University of Otago and return is increasing from Tuesday (1 July 2008).