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It's Plain English - Get Involved With Your Kid's Learning

It's Plain English - Get Involved With Your Kid's Learning

12 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Ministry of Education's Team-Up campaign has won the Best Project category of the Writemark Plain English Awards 08. Team-Up aims to help parents get more involved in their kids' learning by providing practical, easy-to-follow tips in plain English.

Ignorance Of Your Blood Pressure Is Not 'Bliss'

12 September 2008 - Debbie Rees was reading Dr Seuss to a group of under 5s at Temuka kindergarten. Without warning, the words on the page vanished. She had to stop and tell the children she needed to get her breath back. Feeling a bit frightened, Debbie gathered herself.

Farmers Asked To Fence In Wandering Stock

12 September 2008 - The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says a growing hazard on King Country and North Taranaki highways can be easily fixed by ensuring stock is prevented from wandering onto the road.

New Kids' Book Illustrated By Weta To Be Released

12 September 2008 - Champ the Chopper fans don't have long to wait now - a new children's picture book illustrated by the award-winning Weta special effects workshop is due out soon.

Price Prediction For Maize

Price Prediction For Maize

Federated Farmers Grain & Seed vice-chairman, Hew Dalrymple says maize growers are indicating that they need $520 a tonne for maize grain this year to remain viable.

He said that the drought and now water logging of pastures has resulted in an increased demand for stock feed.

Industrial Workplace Accident At Richmond

Police and Occupational Safety & Health officials are at the scene of a work place accident at Richmond, near Nelson.

Aucklanders Invited To Spring Clean And Support Dress For Success

The arrival of spring revives the age-old tradition of spring cleaning – scrubbing and tidying the house from top to bottom, including the crucial task of weeding out unwanted clothes from wardrobes and drawers to make room for new seasonal purchases.


Varroa Fight Not Over

Chairman of Federated Farmers Bees, John Hartnell says it is incredibly disappointing that varroa has been found in beehives outside of the current South Island Controlled Area but the fight to stop the parasite spreading further is essential.

Christchurch Hosts 3rd World Vintage Rugby Carnival

The third World Vintage Rugby Carnival gets under way in Christchurch this Sunday with over 700 players and their partners marching from the Bridge of Remembrance to Christ's College for the opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party.

Nelson Police Officer Wearing Turban


Constable Jagmohan Malhi from Nelson has become the first serving operational New Zealand Police officer to wear a turban as part of his ordinary police uniform.