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Orc Consulting On Changes To Its Water Plan

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is seeking feedback from those interested in or affected by proposed changes to the current Water Plan for the region.

Qeii Redevelopment

Christchurch City Council has unveiled plans to redevelop part of QEII Park to accommodate expansion of the Academy of Sport South Island - in an area currently occupied by four squash courts.

Overseas Votes Could Make The Difference

Overseas Votes Could Make The Difference

The result of this year's General Election could be affected by the record numbers of overseas-based New Zealanders who are set to vote.

Time For Fairer Benefit Policy, Say Children's Advocates

Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed Labour and National's new-found commitment to ensuring adequate support for the unemployed.

Police Given Deadline For Manslaughter Decision

Police Given Deadline For Manslaughter Decision

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - Police have got six days to decide whether they want to pursue a manslaughter charge against a boyracer who has admitted killing the mother of ACT political candidate Aaron Keown -- a crash that triggered his campaign for harsher sentences.

Security Guard Given Community Service For Health Board Thefts

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - A security guard who pilfered items from the Canterbury District Health Board offices he was protecting has been given a sentence of community work and supervision.

Auckland Airport's Green Strategy Now Just A Touch Away

Auckland Airport's Green Strategy Now Just A Touch Away

When it comes to energy and water conservation matters, the writing is definitely on the wall at Auckland Airport's brand new international pier. And it's all controlled by the touch of a finger.

Defence Attacks Crown Case In Reid Trial

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - The case against Liam James Reid was "by no means overwhelming -- it creaks and groans and comes apart at the seams", his lawyer said in his closing address to the jury on day 16 of his murder trial.

Protection And Security For Workers Timely

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming initiatives announced today to give workers more security as the economy slows.

CTU president Helen Kelly said a job search allowance helps to deal with the immediate impact of job losses, and workers would value it.

Government Commitment To Te Aute College & Hukarere Girls' College

The future of Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls' College, New Zealand's pre-eminent Maori boarding schools, will be enhanced following a commitment by the Minister of Finance and Minister of Maori Affairs.