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Old Waimakariri Bridge Remains Closed

Old Waimakariri Bridge Remains Closed

The Old Waimakariri Bridge remains closed this morning.

The bridge was closed yesterday afternoon due to concerns that debris build ups against the bridge piers could cause damage to the structure. Heavy rain in the headwater catchment had led to very high river flows.

Young Girl Found

Missing girl Kalanena Poroa has been found. The 11 year old Manurewa resident was located in the area at 8.45am this morning. Kalanena is safe and well and has been reunited with her family.

Antarctic Festival Starts Tomorrow

The United States Air Force's humungous C-17 Globemaster III airlifter will carry out a city approach over Christchurch when the Christchurch Antarctic Festival begins tomorrow.

Residents Tell Council More Improvement Needed

Rodney's residents say the Council is lifting its game but still needs to keep on improving - particularly in terms of customer service around building and resource consent processes.

Wellington Bus Dispute Disrupts Commerce And Damages Reputation

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has urged both parties to come together and resolve the bus dispute as quickly as possible for the good of the city as well as themselves.

Investitures - Outstanding Bravery Recognised

An Auckland man who came to the aid of a neighbour who was being stabbed is to receive one of New Zealand's highest awards for bravery at an investiture ceremony at Government House Auckland tomorrow (26 September 2008).

Argentinian Frigate Visiting Wellington

The Argentinian Tall Sail Ship ARA LIBERTAD with her ship's company of 220 will be berthed at Queen's Wharf, Wellington from Monday 29 September until her departure on Sunday 5 October 2008.

First Tram Tracks Laid In City Mall

First Tram Tracks Laid In City Mall

Tram tracks will be laid in City Mall today in the first stage of the Christchurch City Council's extension to the city's tramway.

Politicians Agree: Overseas Kiwis Should Vote

As Parliament breaks up for the election campaign, the nation's political leaders have united to encourage overseas New Zealanders to vote in the November election.

CTU Critical Of Hard-Line Bus Company

CTU Critical Of Hard-Line Bus Company

The Council of Trade Unions today criticised NZ Bus for implementing a complete lockout of all workers after just one hour of strike action.