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HMNZS Canterbury Heading To Sea For Humanitarian Tasks In Pacific Islands

HMNZS Canterbury Heading To Sea For Humanitarian Tasks In Pacific Islands

22 May 2009 - Navy Amphibious Support Ship, HMNZS CANTERBURY will depart the Devonport Naval Base at 10 am on Sunday 24 May bound for Pukapuka in the Cook Islands in support of a NZAID led humanitarian mission.

Time To Fix The Over Pricing Of Electricity

22 May 2009 - The revelation that, according to the Commerce Commission, the major electricity generators have over charged consumers some $4 billion is evidence of a major breakdown in the industry according to former MP & Kiwi Party energy spokesperson Gordon Copeland.

Police Association Welcomes Taser Funding

Police Association Welcomes Taser Funding

22 May 2009 - Confirmation today of funding to complete a rollout of Tasers to all Police Districts is welcome news, Police Association Vice-President Stuart Mills said today.

Influenza A (H1N1) Planning Being Taken Seriously By Lakes And Bay Of Plenty DHBs

Influenza A (H1N1) Planning Being Taken Seriously By Lakes And Bay Of Plenty DHBs

22 May 2009 - Despite a low number of cases in the BOP/Lakes region, local DHBs remain vigilant in the face of potential escalation of the H1N1 Influenza A spread.

Alleged Hoax Caller Remanded

Alleged Hoax Caller Remanded

Whakatane, May 22 NZPA - A man accused of wasting police time by allegedly making an emergency call saying he had "blown his ex-wife's head off" has been further remanded.

Extra Six Months In Jail For Violent Prison Escaper

Auckland, May 22 NZPA - A violent inmate who fled from a prison work party in January has been sentenced to an extra six months in jail.

Update On Rotorua Bank Account Investigation

Update On Rotorua Bank Account Investigation

22 MAY 2009 - Police investigating the inappropriate operation of a Westpac business account in Rotorua say two individuals of interest to the inquiry have left New Zealand and are believed to have travelled to Hong Kong.

Former Rodney Mayor On Auckland Transition Agency

Former Rodney Mayor On Auckland Transition Agency

22 May 2009 - Rodney District Mayor Penny Webster says that she is absolutely delighted with the decision to appoint former Rodney Mayor John Law as one of five members of the Auckland Transition Agency.

Christchurch Man Sentenced On Tax Offences

Christchurch Man Sentenced On Tax Offences

22 May 2009 - A Christchurch taxi operator has been sentenced to 12 months home detention for failure to account for PAYE deductions of more than $300,000.

Council Plan Good, Rating System Needs More Work

Council Plan Good, Rating System Needs More Work

Rotorua City Council got a qualified 'thumbs up' from business at its hearings today on its long term plan.