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10,000+ Sea Squirts Removed In Northland First

More than 10,000 sea squirts have been removed from a Bream Bay marina in a groundbreaking pest control partnership between local authority staff, the marina operator and student volunteers.

Weather Initiative A Winner For Road Users

Weather Initiative A Winner For Road Users

An award-winning initiative that improves safety and helps keep roads open in the Central Plateau is first and foremost a winner for road users, says the NZ Transport Agency network operations manager Dave Bates.

Council Asks: Do You Have A Plan B During Bus Strike?

Council Asks: Do You Have A Plan B During Bus Strike?

23 September 2008 - Acting Wellington Mayor Ian McKinnon urges Wellingtonians to come up with alternative plans for travel into central Wellington tomorrow and possibly in the days beyond, in the event of planned industrial action by the Tramways Union.

Artwork Stolen From Wellington's Newest Gallery

Artwork Stolen From Wellington's Newest Gallery

23 September 2008 - Last night a work of art was stolen from the Robert Harris Inspiration Collection on Featherstone Street in the Wellington CBD area.

Road Ahead Looks Clearer At Kawakawa Bay

23 September 2008 - The clean up at the landslip area at Kawakawa Bay is making good progress.

Organisational Performance Director Robyn McCulloch says there's still more work to be done but much of the material and debris has been removed.

Writing Prize Goes To Teacher-Turned-Student

Writing Prize Goes To Teacher-Turned-Student

23 September 2008 - A change of direction has paid off for a former associate professor in computer science who has been awarded a top undergraduate prize as a student of the School of English and Media Studies.

General Manager Resigns From Destination Lake Taupo

General Manager Resigns From Destination Lake Taupo

Destination Lake Taupo General Manager, Scott Lee has announced his resignation.

Telecom Haggling Will Hurt Workers, Economy - EPMU

Telecom Haggling Will Hurt Workers, Economy - EPMU

As they start the vote on the outcome of their employment negotiations the future for more than 1400 Transfield lines workers has become uncertain due to the major telecommunications contractor's failure to secure a contract with Telecom.

NAIT Takes To The Road

NAIT Takes To The Road

A roadshow will give farmers the opportunity to hear first-hand about where the proposed National Animal Identification and Tracing system (NAIT) is at and to raise any issues or concerns.

Napier Aggravated Robbery

At about 2.00 pm on Monday 22 September 2008, a male entered the Ahuriri Pharmacy situated in Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier.

At this time there were two female staff members assisting several customers.