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City Of Peace, Not Bucking Brutality

13 November 2008 - Christchurch City Council is being pitted against Auckland City Council in a wrangle over the use and abuse of rodeo animals.

Males Keep The Home

Males Keep The Home

13 November 2008 - Male gannets are responsible for collecting seaweed to insulate the nest, research suggests.

Waikato Agriculture Summit Makes Joint Commitment To Future

13 November 2008 - Environment Waikato chairman Peter Buckley says he has been impressed by the commitment shown by agricultural sector leaders to better managing farming's impact on water and soil health in the Waikato.

$60,000 In Fines Handed Down For Illegal Earthworks

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Fines of more than $60,000 handed out to those responsible for illegal and environmentally damaging earthworks sends a strong signal that such offending will not be tolerated, says Environment Waikato.

Petrol Price Continues To Fall At BP

Petrol Price Continues To Fall At BP

13 November 2008 - The price of fuel continues to fall with BP today decreasing the price of petrol by a further 4 cents per litre.

This is BP's fourth price decrease in the last two weeks, with petrol falling a total of 19 cents per litre in that period.

Man Accused Of Sex Attack On Tourists To Reappear Next Month

Gisborne, Nov 13 NZPA -A 29-year-old Ruatoria man charged with a sexual attack against two English tourists at Tokomaru Bay in August did not appear in Gisborne District Court yesterday as originally scheduled.

The man, who has name suppression, will now appear on December 10

Santa SOUPOPERA Concert Adds Warm Glow this Christmas at Botany Town Centre

Santa SOUPOPERA Concert Adds Warm Glow this Christmas at Botany Town Centre
The annual mission to spread good cheer is well underway at Botany Town Centre, where the community will gather on November 20 to enjoy the warmth of giving, the spectacular sight of Christmas lights, and spirit-lifting carols and other music at the Santa SOUPOPERA Charity Concert.

Ice Gave Way Beneath Experienced Climbing Guide, Coroner Told

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Experienced climbing guide Anton Wopereis fell to his death on Mt Cook after the ice gave way beneath his tools, an inquest in Twizel into his death has been told.

Cheap Airport Travel Launched In Auckland And Christchurch

Cheap Airport Travel Launched In Auckland And Christchurch
Cityhop now offers its members a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi to and from the airport in Auckland and Christchurch.

Girl's Age Saves Her From Prison

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - The age of a high school student was the only thing that kept her out of prison when she was sentenced for her role in a fatal crash.