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Homeless Football Fever

11 September 2008 - From the Night Shelter to a degree in Alcohol and Drug Counselling - that's the hope of one Homeless World Cup hopeful and Downtown Community Ministry service user.

Mayor Banks Expresses Sympathy And Shock

11 SEPTEMBER 2008 - "I am deeply saddened, shocked and disillusioned at the senseless killing of the South Auckland Police Officer", said Hon. John Banks, Mayor of Auckland City.

OCR Drop Will Help Manufacturing But System Still Needs To Be Fixed

OCR Drop Will Help Manufacturing But System Still Needs To Be Fixed

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union welcomes today's reduction in the official cash rate as a step toward easing pressure on New Zealand's exporting manufacturers.

Officer Named

Two formal investigations are underway after this morning's fatal shooting of a Police Officer in Mangere - a criminal investigation and an internal Police inquiry in to policy, practises and procedures.

Homicide Arrests

Counties/Manukau Police have arrested a 32 year-old Mangere man who will appear in the Manukau District Court charged with murder today as a result of this morning's shooting of a Police Officer.

People Come First In Revised CBD Programme

People Come First In Revised CBD Programme

Auckland City Council is focusing its CBD streets and open spaces upgrade programme around creating more people-friendly streets and lanes with the potential to become popular destinations.

Acting Manukau Mayor Condemns Killing Of Police Officer

Acting Manukau Mayor Condemns Killing Of Police Officer

Acting Manukau Mayor Gary Troup says the killing of a police officer and wounding of another in Mangere East this morning is a despicable act which is condemned by the residents of this city.

It's Easy To Do Business Here

It's Easy To Do Business Here

From a field of 181 economies NZ has been ranked second behind Singapore as a country in which it's easy to do business.

NZ ranked first for the ease of starting a business and second for the ease of doing business.

EPMU Welcomes Same Job, Same Rights Legislation

EPMU Welcomes Same Job, Same Rights Legislation

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union welcomes the introduction to parliament of a new bill designed to strengthen the rights of temporary and casual workers.

The Antarctic Festival Takes A Break In 2009

The Christchurch Antarctic Festival, snowballing to become the biggest and best ever in 2008, will take a hiatus in 2009.