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Aggravated Robbery Was Avoidable

16 September 2008 - Hamilton Police believe an aggravated robbery of a city service station this morning could have been avoided if safety and security advice given to business owners two weeks ago had been followed.

Mangrove Research Earns Student NRC Award

Mangrove Research Earns Student NRC Award

16 September 2008 - A 17-year-old Okaihau College student's study on mangroves in the Hokianga Harbour has earned James Bergman this year's Northland Regional Council 'Excellence Award' at the Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair.

Unsung Heroes To Be Thanked -- Youngsters Among Recipients Of Community Awards

16 September 2008 - Outstanding individuals who selflessly contribute to making Thames-Coromandel a better place are what the Community Service Awards are all about - and four such people are to be celebrated next week at a special ceremony at the War Memorial Civic Centre in Thames.

Big Increase In Recycling By Manukau Residents

16 September 2008 - Recycling volumes have increased by 27 per cent in Manukau following the introduction of the new recycling service.

Pensioner Flats And Pets Issue: Survey Completed

16 September 2008 - Last month there was a national media controversy over the stance of the Wanganui District Council banning pets from its council-owned pensioner housing complexes.

Nurse Practitioner Dvd Launch

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe today announced a further year's funding for the programme promoting Nurse Practitioners. 'These are highly advanced nurses who have proven themselves to be a significant new force in New Zealand health care' the Minister said.

Warning On Dangerous Bridge

TCDC taking steps to remove Grahams Creek bridge in Tairua

A Tairua walkway bridge is posing a danger to the public and Thames-Coromandel District Council is taking steps to remove it.

Christchurch VC Honoured In Belgium

Christchurch VC Honoured In Belgium

15 September 2008 - New Zealand Defence Force personnel took part in the unveiling of a special plaque to honour Christchurch VC holder, Sergeant Henry James Nicholas VC, in Belgium on Sunday 14 September.

Air Force Puts Crew Through Paces At 250 Feet

Air Force Puts Crew Through Paces At 250 Feet

15 September 2008 - Central North Island residents and residents of Central Otago and the West Coast of the South Island should not be alarmed at the sight of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft flying as low as 250 ft over the region from 15 - 26 September.

Environment Waikato Appoints New Chief Executive

15 September 2008 - Acting Environment Waikato chairman John Fisher has announced today the appointment of New Zealander Bob Laing as the regional council's new chief executive.