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Fire At City Premises

26 June 2008 - Police are investigating a fire at a city clothing distribution house but are unable to get access yet until it is cleared by Fire Service.

Drug Foundation Launches Volatile Substances Guide For Retailers

26 June 2008 - The New Zealand Drug Foundation today launched a guide for retailers on managing the sale of volatile substances.

Federation Elects New Board

26 June 2008 - Federated Farmers of New Zealand has elected a new board at its annual conference in Christchurch today.

The new president is Don Nicolson, a Southland sheep and beef farmer. He has taken over the leadership role following the retirement of Charlie Pedersen.

Dairy Consents Reminder Gets Horizons' Phones Ringing

Horizons Regional Council says its phones have been running hot since it told dairy farmers they needed to get their effluent disposal and stock water consents in order before the start of the new season.

Online Predators Use Internet Games To Lure Young

Online Predators Use Internet Games To Lure Young

A 12-year-old New Zealand girl was recently persuaded to send 300 sexually explicit photos of herself over the internet in exchange for points on a gaming site.

Media Release

Porirua police are appealing for public help in finding a man who assaulted a 14-year-old college student as she walked to school this morning.

Customs Seize $1.6 Million Of Ephedrine

Customs Seize $1.6 Million Of Ephedrine

New Zealand Customs Service officers seized two packages containing 14.9kg of ephedrine with a street value of approximately $1.6 million dollars earlier this month. Ephedrine is a primary component used in the manufacture of the class A controlled drug crystal methamphetamine (Ice).

Recycling Bin Detectives On The Beat

Recycling "detectives" will be making sure rubbish or plastic bags aren't in Manukau's new recycling wheelie bins.

Customs Seizes $3.9 Million Worth Of Ice

Customs Seizes $3.9 Million Worth Of Ice

New Zealand Customs Service officers at Auckland airport have seized almost 4kg of Ice (crystal methamphetamine).

More Security Cameras, Staff For Central City Safety

The Christchurch City Council will spend nearly $1 million to triple the number of crime prevention cameras in the Central Business District.