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Christchurch To Scott Base, Come In Scott Base

3 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Curious about what they do and how they live at Scott Base on Antarctica? The Antarctic Festival 2008 is offering Christchurch residents a chance this month to get to know how they do it on the coldest continent in the world.

Vast Majority Of Kiwis Oppose Shark Finning

3 September 2008 - A total of 83 per cent of New Zealanders surveyed support a ban on shark finning, according to a Colmar Brunton poll for Forest & Bird.

Shark finning is cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea.

Aucklanders Call For More Public Art

3 September 2008 - Following much recent debate about the lack of public art in cities, pedestrians have voiced their opinion on the new street-level gallery in downtown Auckland, showing it their support and admiration.

Industry Celebrates New Zealand's First Catering Qualification Graduation

Industry Celebrates New Zealand's First Catering Qualification Graduation

3 September 2008 - The hospitality industry will today celebrate the first graduation of its catering and food service sector qualification in Hamilton.

Guide Shows How Smart Businesses Retain Older Workers

Guide Shows How Smart Businesses Retain Older Workers

3 September 2008 - Smart organisations are redesigning work to retain older workers, according to a new guide for New Zealand employers wanting to recruit and retain mature employees.

IRL Chief Executive Says Climate Change Poses Tough Challenges To Livestock Agriculture

IRL Chief Executive Says Climate Change Poses Tough Challenges To Livestock Agriculture

3 September 2008 - The world's livestock industries will face a tough future as they come to grips with climate change.

Ministers Changes To Rest Home Care Supported - But More Work Needed

3 September 2008 - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly supports the changes signalled by the Health Minister David Cunliffe today. The changes proposed include the rating of rest homes, surprise audits and the introduction of minimum staffing levels.

Students Encouraged To Be Creative With History

Students Encouraged To Be Creative With History

3 September 2008 - Students in the Canterbury region are being encouraged to get creative by design to uncover changes in history as part of Heritage Week 2008.

A Kiss(peptin) Is Key To Fertility

3 September 2008 - University of Otago scientists have shown, for the first time, the crucial ovulation-triggering role of a small protein molecule in the brain - a finding that may hold the key to new therapies for infertility.

Home Hazardous Home.. A Risky Place To Be

Home Hazardous Home.. A Risky Place To Be

3 September 2008 - If you think that staying at home and slamming the door on the outside world is the safest thing to do, think again.