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ERMA Reviewing Two More Chemicals

ERMA Reviewing Two More Chemicals

19 February 2009 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority is calling for public submissions on the use of the herbicide methylarsinic acid and the insecticide azinphos methyl as part of its five-year programme to review hazardous substances.

C&R Councillors' Reverse Robin Hood On Rates

C&R Councillors' Reverse Robin Hood On Rates

19 February 2009 - City Vision-Labour Auckland City Councillors today accused the Council of robbing the poor to pay the rich.

NZ Wins World Schools Debating Championships

NZ Wins World Schools Debating Championships

19 FEBRUARY 2009 - The Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools' Debating Team has won the World Schools' Debating Championships after defeating England in the Grand Final, recently concluded in Athens, Greece.

`Bonnie And Clyde Style' Chase Couple Face More Charges

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A man and woman who allegedly shot at police during a Bonnie and Clyde-style chase in north Otago had their name suppression lifted when they reappeared in Oamaru District Court this afternoon.

Woman In Court Accused Of Neighbour's Murder

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A 43-year-old woman appeared in court today facing a new charge of murder after a disabled neighbour she allegedly assaulted at the weekend died last night.

Summer Slamz Is Back

Summer Slamz Is Back

18 FEB 2009 - Henderson's Te Pai Park will be alive with sound of Kiwi music and the sight of some of the best skateboarding and BMX skills in the region at the annual Summer Slamz event on February 28.

Auckland Airport Selects James Richardson As Its Preferred Second Duty Free Operator

Auckland Airport Selects James Richardson As Its Preferred Second Duty Free Operator

18 FEB 2009 - Auckland Airport announced today that it has identified James Richardson Group as the airport's preferred second duty free operator from August 2009.

Rugby Stars And Avid Readers Team Up To Launch 2009 Campaign

18 FEB 2009 - Over 23,000 children have signed up for this year's Reading Crusade - more than double the number who took part in the last biennial event.

Govt Introduces No Parole For Worst Offenders

Govt Introduces No Parole For Worst Offenders

18 FEB 2009 - Legislation removing parole eligibility for the worst repeat violent offenders and those convicted of the worst murders was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

Mill Creek Wind Farm Decision Released

Mill Creek Wind Farm Decision Released

18 FEB 2009 - Planning commissioners have given approval for the construction of Meridian Energy's Mill Creek wind farm west of Wellington - but with 29 wind turbines instead of the 31 proposed by Meridian.