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NDU Release: Risk To Patients Stays High After Ambulance Inquiry

"Needs resuscitation," is how the National Distribution Union (NDU) and their colleagues in the Federation of Ambulance Unions (FAOUNZ) have described today's report from a select committee inquiry into New Zealand's ambulance services.

St John Welcomes Health Committee Ambulance Sector Recommendations

St John welcomes the release today of the parliamentary Health Committee's recommendations on the provision of ambulance services in New Zealand.

Wellington Free Ambulance Welcomes Health Committee Report

"Treating patients in their homes if their condition or injuries are not life threatening is excellent, and should be given further consideration.

Thieves Hit Flood Warning Stations

Thieves Hit Flood Warning Stations

8 JULY 2008 - Horizons Regional Council says weekend break-ins at two of its riverside flood monitoring stations could have put stock or human lives at risk.

Recognising Good Resource Management: Entries For Awards Open Now

Recognising Good Resource Management: Entries For Awards Open Now

8 July 2008 - It's recognition time again for people caring for Canterbury's resources. Entries are now open for the Canterbury Resource Management Awards 2008.

Ginger Nut Jumping In To Record Books

Ginger Nut Jumping In To Record Books

Mike Heard, long suffering ginga and Bungy Jumping nut, will attempt to jump into the Guinness World Records' from 6am, Friday 15 August under the Auckland Harbour Bridge from the AJ Hackett Bungy Pod.

Thumbs Up For Defence Force Teams

Three teams from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be practicing their hitchhiking skills over the next few months in preparation for a major fundraiser for Cure Kids, the Accor Queenstown $10 Challenge, from 1-3 October.

Horizons Urges Farmers To Call About Effluent Discharges

Time is running out for dairy farmers to talk to Horizons Regional Council about any compliance issues with their effluent discharge consents.

Council Unveils Concept For Aotea Square

8 July 2008 - Auckland City Council is inviting all interested media to attend an Aotea Square design briefing on Wednesday, 9 July in the lead up to the start of public consultation.

Asians In New Zealand To Increase As Asia Rises

Asians In New Zealand To Increase As Asia Rises

New Zealand's Asian populations will continue to grow as the country's dependence on the Asian region increases as a driver of economic growth, says a new Asia New Zealand Foundation report.