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Horizons Steps Up Algae Warnings For Long Weekend

Horizons Steps Up Algae Warnings For Long Weekend

A nasty surprise could be waiting for people hoping to make the most of the long weekend by heading for many of the region's rivers and streams

Man In Court On Drug Charges After Found With P Pipes

Tauranga, Jan 16 NZPA - A man found with three glass pipes for smoking methamphetamine told police he needed that many "because they break so easily".

Man Indefinitely Banned From Driving Back In Court

Tauranga, Jan 16 NZPA - A motorist who was banned indefinitely from getting behind the wheel 14 years ago appeared in Tauranga District Court today on his 11th charge of driving while disqualified.

Teenager Charged After Serious Assault

Teenager Charged After Serious Assault

A teenager has today (Friday, 16 January) been charged with assaulting a man in Palmerston North, fracturing his skull.

Report Into Burger Inconclusive

Report Into Burger Inconclusive

McDonald's has welcomed the Northland District Health Board's report into a recent customer complaint from its Whangarei restaurant. The report is inconclusive as to the origin of three maggots found on the burger and to the age of the larvae.

DoC Investigates Cause Of Bat Deaths

DoC Investigates Cause Of Bat Deaths

The Department of Conservation is investigating a cluster of short-tailed bat deaths in the Pureora Forest Park area.

Mother Who Had Sex With Boy Fights To Keep Her Identity Secret

Christchurch, Jan 16 NZPA - A Christchurch mother-of-two is continuing her fight to keep her name out of the media after admitting having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Cutting Public Services Will Not Boost The Economy

Cutting Public Services Will Not Boost The Economy

The Public Service Association says cutting public services will not help boost the economy.

Woolsack Lane Upgrade Next On The List

Woolsack Lane Upgrade Next On The List

Woolsack Lane between Hereford and Cashel streets is the latest of Christchurch's lanes to attract redevelopment as part of the Christchurch City Council's Central City Lanes Plan.

Christchurch Mayor Calls For Government Action On Boy Racers

Christchurch Mayor Calls For Government Action On Boy Racers

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is challenging the new Government to tell the Christchurch community what it will do to address the problem of boy racers in the city.