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New $15m Cancer Care Centre In Christchurch Gets Go Ahead

7 July 2008 - Christchurch's St George's Hospital has been given the green light to proceed with the development of its $15m comprehensive cancer care service.

Response To Asian Anti-Crime Protest

By Michael Williams

It is easy to dismiss the Asian Anti-Crime Group organised protest in Botany as politically incorrect because of calls to arm volunteer patrols, "use triads" and the like. But we ignore 15,000 people who are prepared to march in the rain and hail at our peril.

What Sort Of Government Legislates For Unfairness?

7 July 2008 - "What sort of party has policy that advocates legislating for unfair workplace practice," Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said today.

Fairytale Design Provides Boost For Save The Children

Fairytale Design Provides Boost For Save The Children

7 JULY 2008 - Leading New Zealand fashion designer Sherilyn Catchpole whose label State of Grace epitomises femininity, romance and theatre has brought all three to bear in a specially designed rug she's created to raise money for Save the Children.

Trial To Improve Bus Accessibility In Hamilton

Trial To Improve Bus Accessibility In Hamilton

7 July 2008 - Accessing bus services can be tricky for a range of people, such as the elderly, those in wheelchairs or people with hearing and vision impairments.

International Acclaim For Vincent Ward's Rain Of The Children

7 July 2008 - Vincent Ward's Rain of the Children has received stunning reviews after its world premiere, where it screened in competition at the Sydney Film Festival.

Overall Satisfaction With Council Services Increases

Overall Satisfaction With Council Services Increases

4 July 2008 - Overall satisfaction with the Christchurch City Council's services is increasing, the Council's biannual residents' survey shows.

Horizons Regional Council Proposed 'One Plan'

4 July 2008 - Rural Women New Zealand is calling for less bureaucracy and a back-to-basics approach in response to Horizons Regional Council's proposed 'One Plan'.

Hazardous Driving Conditions

4 JULY 2008 - Police are urging motorists in the greater Wellington region to exercise extreme care when driving this evening.

Heavy rain and poor visibility are making for treacherous driving conditions - particularly in the Kapiti-Mana area.

Regional Fuel Tax Is An Option For Ecan

4 July 2008 - Following the approval of legislation in Parliament yesterday, Environment Canterbury (ECan) says that a regional fuel tax is one option available for raising the additional funding necessary to achieve the outcomes of the Canterbury Transport Regional Implementation Plan (TRIP), bu