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Students Vie For Top Honours In No. 8 Wire Garden Contest

23 February 2009 - Using No 8. wire ingenuity to create a small courtyard garden for a townhouse has 31 landscape design students from throughout New Zealand vying for top honours in this year's Ellerslie International Flower Show Tertiary Competition.

Name Suppression For Man Accused Of RSA Bashing

Auckland, Feb 23 NZPA - A teenager accused of bashing 85-year-old war veteran Eric Brady outside a South Auckland RSA last week has name suppression until at least Friday.

Auckland Teen In Custody Ahead Of Extradition Hearing

Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - An Auckland teenager expected to face a murder charge in Australia will appear in North Shore District Court tomorrow for an extradition hearing.

David Galloway, 19, was one of three men arrested over a fatal home invasion on the Gold Coast in August.

New Motel Group In Australia And New Zealand

New Motel Group In Australia And New Zealand

The Budget Motel Chain has expanded to incorporate three tiers of accommodation as well as taking on a new name, being the Arra Accommodation Group.

Man Charged With Armourguard Robbery Former Manager

Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - A man accused of stealing what is believed to be more than $100,000 from Blenheim's Armourguard depot is the company's former branch manager.

Conclusion Of The United Nations International Year Of Languages

Conclusion Of The United Nations International Year Of Languages

23 February 2009 - A wide range of activities that have taken place throughout New Zealand as part of the United Nations International Year of Languages 2008 will be marked with a gathering on Monday 23 February at Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori, the Maori Language Commission.

Man Jailed For 25th Driving While Disqualified Conviction

Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - A Hastings shearer has been jailed for his 25th conviction for driving while disqualified.

North Otago Rivers Still Rising After Heavy Rainfall

North Otago Rivers Still Rising After Heavy Rainfall

21 February 2009 - Following 24 hours of moderate to heavy rainfall North Otago Rivers are flowing very high and some reaching flood levels.

The MetService is predicting that rainfall will ease later this evening, but rivers are still likely to continue to rise for some time yet.

Possible India Free Trade Agreement 'Massive' For Farmers

Possible India Free Trade Agreement 'Massive' For Farmers

21 February 2009 - "Federated Farmers applauds the news that New Zealand is to commence negotiations with India for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). India represents a massive opportunity for all New Zealand's farmers," says Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President.

Fonterra Confirms No Melamine In Its Products

Fonterra Confirms No Melamine In Its Products

21 February 2009 - Fonterra today announced one of its suppliers, a German based company called Budenheim, had advised Fonterra that an iron supplement it supplies to food companies around the world had tested positive for melamine.