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Equine Influenza - An Expensive Lesson

24 June 2008 - Last year's equine influenza outbreak cost Australia over a billion dollars - and it could have been avoided if their Government had listened to warnings from New Zealand quarantine experts.

Police Statistics: No Substantial Change In Child Assault Cases

24 JUNE 2008 - The statistics released by Police yesterday confirm that the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act is not resulting in parents being criminalised unnecessarily.

Most New Zealanders Don't Want Tax Cuts Paid For By Cuts In Public Service Spending

24 June 2008 - One of the first issue-based polls since the Budget shows that 60% of New Zealanders don't want tax cuts bigger than those in the Budget if they have to be paid for by reduced public service spending or increased government borrowing.

Second Upper Hutt Bank Robbed

23 June 2008 - The ANZ Bank in Upper Hutt was robbed at 12.30pm today by a man who threatened that he would shoot the bank teller.

Slight Dip In Rent Levels

23 June 2008 - The national median rent level has dipped by five dollars a week to $295 according to the latest quarterly report on the residential rental market by the University's Real Estate Analysis Unit.

Dairying And Clean Streams Accord Success Claims Exaggerated

23 June 2008 - Taranaki Regional Council, Fonterra and Federated Farmers have grossly exaggerated the success of the Dairying and Clean Streams Accord in Taranaki, Forest & Bird says.

Most New Zealanders Don't Want Tax Cuts Paid For By Cuts In Public Service Spending

23 June 2008 - One of the first issue-based polls since the Budget shows that 60% of New Zealanders don't want tax cuts bigger than those in the Budget if they have to be paid for by reduced public service spending or increased government borrowing.

Tiny Hitchhikers Can Cause Big Problems

23 June 2008 - Veterinarians are being reminded to be on the look out for fleas and ticks that could pose health risks to both animals and humans at the annual New Zealand Veterinary Association conference this week.

1 July 2008 - Postcode Day

23 JUNE 2008 - From 1 July high volume mailers need to include correct postcodes on their mail to ensure timely delivery and maximise their discounts.

Boy Racer Operation Ends

23 June 2008 - Canterbury Traffic Police have been running an operation targeting boy racers over the last three weeks