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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.

School Pupils Get Taste Of Running A Business

School Pupils Get Taste Of Running A Business

Secondary school pupils from throughout New Zealand got a taste of the high-stakes world of business management at Massey's Palmerston North campus on Tuesday as part of New Zealand Business Week.

Tourism Conference Focuses On Growth In Slowing Economy

Tourism Conference Focuses On Growth In Slowing Economy

A slowing economy and stagnant visitor growth are focusing tourism operators on lifting their competitiveness, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says."In order to compete with other tourism businesses at a local level and to compete with other international visitor destinations,

Evaluation Report Underlines Value Of Established Police Consult/Nurse Liaison Role At Rotorua

Joint health and police pilots that have been launched recently in Canterbury and South Auckland are being modelled on a long-standing initiative between the Lakes District Health Board and the Rotorua Police.

Veitch Police Investigation Vital

10 JULY 2008 - Women's Refuge says it's completely appropriate that police have begun an investigation into the assault by Tony Veitch on his former partner Kristin Dunne-Belle.

Evaluation Report Underlines Value Of Established Police Consult/nurse Liaison Role At Rotorua

10 July 2008 - Joint health and police pilots that have been launched recently in Canterbury and South Auckland are being modelled on a long-standing initiative between the Lakes District Health Board and the Rotorua Police.