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Sunken Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Has Become A Dive Legend

Sunken Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Has Become A Dive Legend

Rptg H1936 crtg location of sinking in fourth para

Auckland, Oct 1 NZPA - Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is deteriorating under water off the Northland coast but it has become an international legend for divers, say dive operators.

Chip Shops To Be Visited By Mystery Judge

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Mystery judges will be visiting fish and chip stores throughout the country during the month to find a winner for the Best Chip Shop Competition.

Ecology Part Of National Heritage, Ecologist Says

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - The success of a 25-year ecological project shows New Zealanders rank the importance of the country's natural heritage alongside rugby, the head of the New Zealand Ecological Society says.

Recorded Crime Drops In Wellington Police District

Recorded Crime Drops In Wellington Police District

1 October 2008 - Strategies including strengthened community partnerships have helped with Wellington Police District's total recorded crime dropping 1.5 percent in the 12 months ending 30 June 2008.

Crime Stats Reflect Domestic Violence Campaigns - Clark

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Prime Minister Helen Clark says a big rise in recorded domestic violence offences is because the issue has been brought "out from under the carpet".

Two Newly Funded Treatments For Prostate Diseases

Two Newly Funded Treatments For Prostate Diseases

1 October 2008 - PHARMAC is to begin funding treatments for two types of prostate disease in men - prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Food Chain Contamination Underlines The Need For Country Of Origin Labelling

1 October 2008 - Parliament's Health Select Committee has decided against recommending country of origin labelling for produce and single-component foods.

NZ Becomes Place Of Rugby, Racing And Ecology - Scientists Celebrate "Living Laboratory"

NZ Becomes Place Of Rugby, Racing And Ecology - Scientists Celebrate "Living Laboratory"

1 October 2008 - New Zealand ecologists say the success of a 25 year ecological restoration project in the Hauraki Gulf is evidence of the country's true values and national character.

Bigger Buses In Tauranga

1 October 2008 - Tauranga's busiest routes will get bigger buses from Wednesday 1 October. Bus passengers have been experiencing overcrowding on routes serving, Brookfield/Matua (route 5), Papamoa (route 6) and Brookfield/Bethlehem (route 10) during the past few months.

Crime Resolution Rates Up

1 OCTOBER 2008 - Inspector CALDWELL is pleased with the 59.3% crime resolution rate for Marlborough crime. He advises this is one of the highest clearance rates in New Zealand and his staff and the Marlborough community can be very proud of the result.