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North Canterbury Company Fined For Burning Tyres

8 June 2009 - A North Canterbury company has been fined $2500 after pleading guilty to a charge of causing air pollution by the illegal burning of rubber tyres. The case was heard in the Christchurch District Court earlier this year and occurred in June 2008.

Controlled Substances Licence Required For Explosives

8 June 2009 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided that people who possess certain types of explosives must undergo a Police check.

This check is a key requirement in obtaining a controlled substances licence.

National LEGO Building Competition Champion Crowned

National LEGO Building Competition Champion Crowned

Whangarei boy Isaac Jourdain, age 8, has been crowned the 2009 National LEGO Building Champion.

Karla Cardno's Father Facing Sex Charges

Karla Cardno's Father Facing Sex Charges

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The father of Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno, who was brutally raped, tortured and murdered 20 years ago, is himself facing sex crimes against a minor.

No Conviction For Pilot Who Brought Bestiality Films Into NZ

No Conviction For Pilot Who Brought Bestiality Films Into NZ

By Tony Stickley for NZPA

Auckland, June 8 NZPA - A newly-qualified pilot who brought bestiality films into the country after his stag party in Pakistan has been granted a discharge without conviction.

Worm Wastewater System Way To Go At Huia

8 June 2009 - The thought might make many people squirm but one rural Waitakere community reckons it's on to a winner with its new worm-operated onsite wastewater system.

"Dramatic" Increase In Hair Dye Allergies

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - An increase in people colouring their hair at a younger age has seen a "dramatic increase" in allergic reactions to hair dye, an allergy specialist says.

Improvements Being Made To Redcliffs Pedestrian Crossing

8 June 2009 - Council is making changes to improve the pedestrian crossing near the corner of Augusta Street and Main Road in Redcliffs.

Twin Helo Operations From HMNZS Canterbury

Twin Helo Operations From HMNZS Canterbury

8 June 2009 - For the first time since the commissioning of HMNZS CANTERBURY in June 2007, the ship sailed from New Zealand with two SH-2G Seasprite helicopters embarked to support Exercise Tropic Twilight 09.

Paralysing Shame Of Abuse Victims Little Understood

8 June 2009 - Messages of choice and empowerment aimed at prompting abused women them to leave their abusers may be having the opposite effect in some cases, says sociologist Dr Angela Jury.