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Alac Says No To 24 Hour Licensing

11 JULY 2008 - The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) says Auckland can be an international city without bars being open 24 hours.

Massey Students En Masse At Beijing Olympics

11 JULY 2008 - Massey lecturers may be forgiven for allowing some of their students a little leeway on filing assignments over the next month or two. More than 10 per cent of the New Zealand Olympic team heading for Beijing are studying at the University.

Pioneering Mental Health Initiative At Rotorua Police Station Hailed A Success

11 July 2008 - Jeanette Knight is a slight woman. She stands no taller than 5'2". She is friendly, gentle, and very personable. Physically she's not imposing but don't let her size fool you.

New SH1 Bus Bay Enhances Public Transport In Hamilton

11 July 2008 - A new bus bay constructed by Transit New Zealand on SH1 just outside the Wintec Avalon Drive campus in Hamilton will help improve public transport in the city from next Monday.

Canterbury Residents Calls Healthline The Most

11 July 2008 - Canterbury residents were again the most frequent users of the Healthline service in the March quarter, logging more calls than any other region in New Zealand.

Porirua Police Officer Named

11 July 2008 - The Porirua police officer who died after being hit by a stolen car in Titahi Bay this morning was Sergeant Derek Wootton, aged 52 years.

Art To Go Up In Smoke At The Petone Winter Carnival

11 July 2008 - The Petone Foreshore will be transformed into a unique public art gallery for the Petone Winter Carnival on Saturday 19 July. Five prominent New Zealand sculptors will be creating fire sculptures on the beach which will go up in smoke at dusk in a blaze of flame and colour.

Wellington Chamber Welcomes Progress On Transmission Gully

11 JULY 2008 - The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the latest progress on Transmission Gully and the release of the new and improved 'preferred route' for the proposed motorway.

Positive Start To New Recycling Service

Manukau residents are being thanked for how well they've responded to the city's new recycling service.

Manukau City Council City Form and Environment Portfolio Leader Sharon Stewart says the first fortnight of the new recycling wheelie bins has gone well.

Older People Given Less Than 24 Hours To Move

10 July 2008

"How would you feel if you were given less than 24 hours to leave your home?" asks Age Concern.

The organization that works for New Zealand's older people is commenting on the immediate transfer of Belhaven Resthome residents to another location.