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Fonterra Announces Measures To Lift Effluent Compliance

Fonterra Announces Measures To Lift Effluent Compliance

Fonterra today announced new measures to assist its farmer shareholders meet Regional Council rules for effluent management. The new Effluent Improvement System has the explicit goal of cutting significant non-compliance by 50 per cent by August 2011.

EPMU Releases Recession Film On YouTube

EPMU Releases Recession Film On YouTube

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union released a short film today to educate members and the wider public about the causes of the current recession and how working people can respond to it.

Zoo Offers Adventurous Night In Africa

Zoo Offers Adventurous Night In Africa

Aucklanders can take an adventure through Africa without leaving town on Sunday 22 March by getting along to Auckland Zoo's exclusive Africa Night.

Christchurch's New State-of-the-art Organics Processing Plant Opens

The Christchurch City Council today (Friday 6 March) opened its new state-of-the-art Organics Processing Plant, one of the largest in Australasia.

Fonterra's Effluent Compliance Targets Too Little

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes Fonterra's measures to lift dairy effluent compliance announced today, but urges a much more robust approach.

Strengthening Our Communities

Local community organisations have until the end of this month to apply to the Christchurch City Council for assistance from its Strengthening Communities Fund.

Powerball Jackpot Drives Exceptional Half Year Result For NZ Lotteries

Powerball Jackpot Drives Exceptional Half Year Result For NZ Lotteries

An unprecedented sixteen-week Powerball jackpot run, which seized the imagination of the nation, has led to an exceptional sales result for the six months ended 31 December 2008, NZ Lotteries' Chairman John Goulter and Chief Executive Todd McLeay announced today.

Council Proposes 3.8% Rates Increase Additional 1% Targeted Rate For Regional Facilities

Council Proposes 3.8% Rates Increase Additional 1% Targeted Rate For Regional Facilities

Manukau city's rates are proposed to increase by 3.8 per cent, following yesterday's special council meeting to finalise the draft Long Term Council Community Plan (10-year plan).

Villa Maria Estate Takes A Bow And Its Reds Take Top Honours

Three of 15 trophies go to kiwi producer at International Cool Climate Wine Show, Australia Villa Maria, New Zealand's largest privately-owned wine company, has won three of only 15 trophies at the 10th International Cool Climate Wine Show - a key event on the global wine awards calendar dedicate

Kurariki Back In Court On Charge Of Breaching Parole

Auckland, March 6 NZPA - Bailey Junior Kurariki, the country's youngest convicted killer, was due back in court today charged with breaching his parole.