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Chris Cairns Completes North Island Stage Of 1001k Walk

When Chris Cairns walks up the steps of Parliament at 4 this afternoon he will have walked 635 kilometres in 22 days not to mention the six pairs of shoes he has worn out or the multiple boxes of banana's he has got through.

Christchurch Remembers Sir Hamish Hay

Christchurch's former mayor, Sir Hamish Hay, passed away last night aged 80.

Sir Hamish Hay was elected to the Christchurch City Council in 1959 and was a councillor until elected mayor in 1974. He completed five consecutive terms of office serving until 1989, when he stepped down.

Nominations For Fonterra Elections Open Today

Nominations For Fonterra Elections Open Today

Nominations are now open for the 2008 Fonterra elections.

This year elections are being held for three shareholder-elected Directors for Fonterra's Board of Directors, two members of the Directors' Remuneration Committee, and 14 members of the Shareholders' Council.

Hospital's Unsung Heroes Present Fair Pay Petition At Parliament

Staff in public hospitals who do essential administrative work are presenting a

6000-signature petition at Parliament highlighting the low pay they receive for running our hospitals.

Operation Snatch - Property Items Recovered:

Waitemat Police say they have recovered numerous items of stolen property, during an investigation into hand bag thefts in the Auckland region.

The investigation codenamed Operation Snatch terminated on 15 June 2008.

"Climate Change - Rural Women Are Part Of The Solution"

The Alcohol Advisory Council's (ALAC) advice to pregnant women and those planning to be pregnant is to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The advice comes on the eve of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day.

Onewa Road On-Ramps To Close Over Weekend

Onewa Road On-Ramps To Close Over Weekend

The NZ Transport Agency will close the north and southbound Onewa Road on-ramps to the Northern Motorway (SH1) at 10pm this Friday 12 September to put the finishing touches on a new on-ramp bridge for southbound traffic. The ramps will reopen at 5am on Monday 15 September.

The Companies Office Register That Fits In Your Pocket

The Companies Office Register That Fits In Your Pocket

The Companies Office has announced the launch of a company search service for internet enabled mobile phones accessible from http://m.companies.govt.nz.

Tiger Cubs Get Names With Meaning

Jalur, Berani and Cinta have taken out top honours in Auckland Zoo's "name the cubs" competition, which received over 58,000 votes to name the 13-week-old Sumatran tiger cubs.

Ground-Breaking Report Into Drug Accessibility

Ground-Breaking Report Into Drug Accessibility

Calls for urgent action to raise NZ from bottom of OECD

The Collaborative Forum into High Cost, Highly Specialised medicines released its report today after a three-month examination of accessibility to medicines in New Zealand.