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Commission Supports Law Seminars

28 July 2008 - Lawyers, health professionals and others will learn more about the law and mental health at a series of one-day seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this week.

Council Retreat Confirms Future Vision

A Council Retreat conducted in the Council Chambers on Saturday - and involving elected members, senior managers and policy staff - has decided that the council's vision and mission statement needs to formally change.

Changes To River Report Phone Line

The Canterbury River Report 24 hour info phone line, administered by Environment Canterbury, is changing to an 0900 number.

Operation Mainland Release 6

A man arrested in relation to the homicide enquiry into the death of a man in Waharoa yesterday appeared in the Hamilton District Court today.

Operation Mainland Release 5

A firearm located close to an address linked to yesterday's alleged drive-by shooting in Waharoa has been taken away for forensic analysis.

The rifle was located adjacent to a Hedley St address that fell victim to a suspicious fire overnight.

Last Chance For Feedback On Aotea Square's New Look

There are only five days left for people to have their say on Aotea Square's proposed new look. Public consultation on the draft design to revitalise Auckland's civic square closes this Friday, 1 August, at 5pm.

Launch Of Tourism Energy Efficiency Programme (teep), 31 July 2008

The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) are pleased to invite you to the launch of a pilot project to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand tourism businesses.

Police Acknowledge Public Response:

West Auckland Police are describing the public response to their media appeal for information on whereabouts of a wanted gunman as outstanding.

Felt Soled Wading Boots To Be Banned From 1 October

The Minister of Conservation agreed in principle last week with a Fish & Game New Zealand submission to ban the use of felt soled wading boots for freshwater fishing.

Toddler Nutrition May Be Key To Reducing Infection

Toddlers in Auckland will be offered a supplemented milk drink as part of a study that aims to reduce serious infection and improve child learning.