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Tsunami Risks Identified For Coastal Otago

4 July 2008 - The Otago Regional Council (ORC) and the Otago Region Civil Defence Management Group invite members of the public to a free talk on the risks of tsunami in coastal Otago.

Organics An Alternative To Rising Farm Costs

4 July 2008 - Rising input prices are amongst the leading factors encouraging farmers to reduce inputs and make the switch to organics, according to Dr Jon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer of Organics Aotearoa New Zealand.

More Anger At Government As Students March Against Debt

4 JULY 2008 - Queen Street was shut down for a second time today as students rallied against spiralling levels of student debt now totalling over $10 billion.

Maritime Union/msg Demand Action On "repeat Offender" Russian Vessel

4 July 2008 - A Russian fishing vessel under arrest in the port of Lyttelton is at the centre of a wages row with crew for the second time in eighteen months.

GP Takes Over As Chair Of Medical Education Body

4 JULY 2008 - Auckland GP Dr Jonathan Fox has been elected Chair of the Council of Medical Colleges.

Dr Fox is currently in his second term as President of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the only solely Kiwi College on the council.

First Week Of New Recycling Service A Success

4 July 2008 - Feedback on the new Auckland city isthmus recycling service shows that residents are adjusting well to the changes brought about by the start of the new service on 30 June.

Activities In Our Parks And Forests - Have Your Say

4 July 2008 - Greater Wellington's updated policy for concessions in regional parks and forests is now out for public consultation, with a proposal to waive charges for most non-commercial organised activities in these areas.

Cuttings Costs For Water Metering

4 July 2008 - Reducing the cost of water meters was the main topic of discussion at a meeting held last week between Environment Canterbury and representatives of water consent holders in the regional council's Rakaia Selwyn Groundwater Zone.

National Health Committee To Advise On Living Cell Technologies Application

4 July 2008 - The National Health Committee has been asked by the Minister of Health, Hon David Cunliffe, to provide him with additional independent advice on an application that has been made by Living Cell Technologies Pty Limited to conduct clinical trials of pig cell transplantation in New Ze

First Kiwi Chicks Released From The Pan Pac Kiwi Creche

The first two kiwi chicks were released from the Pan Pac Kiwi Creche and returned to the Hawke's Bay wilderness today, Friday 4 July 2008.