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Waitaki Trust Drops Legal Challenge Against Meridian

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Waitaki Protection Trust has dropped its legal challenge to state-owned electricity generator Meridian's hydro development in the Waimate district.

Officials Finalising Details Of Flu Assessment Centre

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - Health authorities are working on setting up a specialised influenza assessment centre outside of Auckland's international airport.

The centre would provide space and facilities for those entering the country with flu symptoms to be checked out in isolation.

Swine Influenza Update 3

30 April 2009 - The four West Coast people who were associated with flight NZ 1 are still without any flu-like symptoms in home quarantine and are completing a course of Tamiflu. Their health continues to be monitored regularly while they are in quarantine.

Two Months To Keep Stock Out Of Tidal Areas

30 APRIL 2009 - Northland farmers have just two months left to meet a July deadline to keep stock out of the region's tidal areas.

Top Scholar To Study Teachers In Timor-leste

30 April 2009 - The role of teachers in reconciling a nation torn apart by conflict will be explored by University of Auckland Faculty of Education PhD student Ritesh Shah.

Banks Need To Open Books - Now!

30 April 2009 - "The Reserve Bank's 50 basis point reduction in the OCR today should be a small cause for joy but will customers get to share that joy?" asked Andrew Casidy, General Secretary of the bank workers' union Finsec.

Power Of Print Conference Focuses Proudly On Newspapers

Paris, 29 April 2009

Those who advocate the abandonment of print for a digital-only world might want to look at the roster of speakers assembled by the World Association of Newspapers for the upcoming Power of Print conference, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 27 and 28 May next.

Picton Getting Tonnes Of Toxic Gas Again

30 April 2009 - Two environmental organisations are calling for Port Marlborough and its owner the Marlborough District Council to make an immediate stop to the use of pre-shipment methyl bromide log fumigation at Picton's Shakespeare Bay.

Historic Rail Area Gathers Momentum

30 April 2009 - A 200km stretch of the central North Island Main Trunk Line (NIMT) railway featuring considerable engineering ingenuity is being proposed for heritage recognition by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT).

Number Of Suspected Swine Flu Cases Rises To 104

Number Of Suspected Swine Flu Cases Rises To 104

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The number of suspected cases of swine flu in New Zealand has risen to 104.

"The growth in suspect numbers is primarily from close family contacts from passengers on flights," Health Minister Tony Ryall told a press conference today.