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Zoo Offers Adventurous Night In Africa

Zoo Offers Adventurous Night In Africa

Aucklanders can take an adventure through Africa without leaving town on Sunday 22 March by getting along to Auckland Zoo's exclusive Africa Night.

Christchurch's New State-of-the-art Organics Processing Plant Opens

The Christchurch City Council today (Friday 6 March) opened its new state-of-the-art Organics Processing Plant, one of the largest in Australasia.

Fonterra's Effluent Compliance Targets Too Little

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes Fonterra's measures to lift dairy effluent compliance announced today, but urges a much more robust approach.

Strengthening Our Communities

Local community organisations have until the end of this month to apply to the Christchurch City Council for assistance from its Strengthening Communities Fund.

Powerball Jackpot Drives Exceptional Half Year Result For NZ Lotteries

Powerball Jackpot Drives Exceptional Half Year Result For NZ Lotteries

An unprecedented sixteen-week Powerball jackpot run, which seized the imagination of the nation, has led to an exceptional sales result for the six months ended 31 December 2008, NZ Lotteries' Chairman John Goulter and Chief Executive Todd McLeay announced today.

Council Proposes 3.8% Rates Increase Additional 1% Targeted Rate For Regional Facilities

Council Proposes 3.8% Rates Increase Additional 1% Targeted Rate For Regional Facilities

Manukau city's rates are proposed to increase by 3.8 per cent, following yesterday's special council meeting to finalise the draft Long Term Council Community Plan (10-year plan).

Villa Maria Estate Takes A Bow And Its Reds Take Top Honours

Three of 15 trophies go to kiwi producer at International Cool Climate Wine Show, Australia Villa Maria, New Zealand's largest privately-owned wine company, has won three of only 15 trophies at the 10th International Cool Climate Wine Show - a key event on the global wine awards calendar dedicate

Kurariki Back In Court On Charge Of Breaching Parole

Auckland, March 6 NZPA - Bailey Junior Kurariki, the country's youngest convicted killer, was due back in court today charged with breaching his parole.

Pensioner Jailed For Historic Sex Charges Against Young Boys

Auckland, March 6 NZPA - A 76-year-old pensioner who admitted sexually abusing young boys believes he is the victim rather than the boys he abused, a court was told today.

Hillary Expedition Grants Announced

Hillary Expedition Grants Announced

6 March 2009 - A new route on a remote peak in Antarctica and a caving expedition aiming to reach record depths under New Zealand are among the challenges seven groups of adventurous kiwis are tackling in this year's SPARC Hillary Expeditions.