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Farmers Vindicated With Costs In Banks Peninsula Case

Farmers Vindicated With Costs In Banks Peninsula Case

11 December 2008 - The award of $35,000 costs to Federated Farmers from Environment Canterbury (Canterbury Regional Council), signals the end of an 11 year fight for the right to farm in Banks Peninsula.

24/7 Emergency Monitoring Continues Over Holidays

24/7 Emergency Monitoring Continues Over Holidays

11 December 2008 - Emergencies can strike at any time so, while many New Zealanders are on holiday during Christmas and the New Year, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management continues to maintain a 24/7 monitoring and warning system for all civil defence hazards.

Christmas Gifts For Prisoners' Children

Christmas Gifts For Prisoners' Children

11 December 2008 - Prisoners' children will receive at least one Christmas present this year thanks to PILLARS who will be delivering Christmas presents to children of prisoners in Christchurch and outer districts.

What Do You Fancy For Christmas? - Operation Justice

11 December 2008 - Fancy a pie and water for Christmas? If you have an outstanding warrant now is the time to do something about it.

There are 80 police officers out on the road in Christchurch today targeting offenders with outstanding Warrants to arrest.

Commerce Commission Issues Standard Terms Determination For The Mobile Co-location Service

11 DECEMBER 2008 - The Commerce Commission has today released its final standard terms determination (STD) on the non-price terms on which access providers must make co-location on cellular mobile transmission sites (the Mobile Co-location Service) available to other mobile network operators.

Safety First Approach For Kapiti Coast Beaches And Parks

Safety First Approach For Kapiti Coast Beaches And Parks

11 December 2008 - Recreational users of Kapiti Coast's beaches and parks are being reminded to respect the safety of others when they're enjoying the region's coastal attractions.

MAFBNZ To Use Fish To Eradicate Invasive Aquatic Weed From Lakes

MAFBNZ To Use Fish To Eradicate Invasive Aquatic Weed From Lakes

11 December 2008 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is releasing 3000 grass carp into Lakes Tutira, Waikopiro, and Opouahi today as part of its programme to eradicate the invasive aquatic weed hydrilla from the lakes.

Environment Waikato Grant Boosts Kiwi Survival Chances

Environment Waikato Grant Boosts Kiwi Survival Chances

11 December 2008 - A $39,000 grant from Environment Waikato has given 13 kiwi chicks their best possible shot at survival this year.

Your Chance To Get Up Close To A Massive Mako Shark

Your Chance To Get Up Close To A Massive Mako Shark

11 December 2008 - A mako shark collected as it died in the Mapua estuary, near Nelson, recently will be dissected at an open viewing this Saturday.

The dissection will be lead by Department of Conservation shark expert, Clinton Duffy, one of the country's leading shark researchers.

Christchurch's Clearview Named Top NZ Accommodation In Japanese Magazine

Christchurch's Clearview Named Top NZ Accommodation In Japanese Magazine

11 December 2008 - Christchurch's Clearview Lodge has been named the top accommodation place in New Zealand according to a glossy Japanese magazine Rurubu.

The magazine published by the Japanese Tourism Bureau is a travel guide for people who want to visit NZ.