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Interest Rate Cut Will Provide Welcome Boost For Businesses

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes today's 0.5% cut in the Official Cash Rate and urges the banks to follow suit with interest rates reductions.

New Ashley River /rakahuri Regional Park Proposed

Approval and funding is being sought to better manage North Canterbury's Ashley River/ Rakahuri, with a view to creating a third regional park within Environment Canterbury's borders.

Men Being Interviewed

Police are interviewing two men at the centre of this morning's double shooting of Police Officers in Mangere.

Australia's Midwifery Services 20 Years Behind NZ

Australia's Midwifery Services 20 Years Behind NZ

10 September 2008 - Australia's midwifery services are at least 20 years behind those in New Zealand, says Professor Sally Tracy, an Australian midwife researcher who is the keynote speaker at this week's New Zealand College of Midwives' conference in Auckland.

Meet The People Living Conservation Week, Every Week

10 September 2008 - We're in the midst of Conservation Week - the Department of Conservation's annual celebration of people protecting nature.

Children's Interests Should Be At Centre Of Decision-Making, Says Children's Commissioner

Children's Interests Should Be At Centre Of Decision-Making, Says Children's Commissioner

10 September 2008 - Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said today she supports Every Child Counts' call for children's interests to be at the centre of government decision-making.

Overnight Closure On SH20 To Install Beams At Rimu Road

Overnight Closure On SH20 To Install Beams At Rimu Road

10 September 2008 - As part of progress on the SH20 Manukau Harbour Crossing project, the NZ Transport Agency will be lifting eight beams into place across one span of the Rimu Road overbridge overnight on Wednesday 17 September.

Hospital's Unsung Heroes Present Fair Pay Petition At Parliament

10 September 2008 - Staff in public hospitals who do essential administrative work presented a 6000-signature petition at Parliament today highlighting the low pay they receive for running our hospitals.

Winning Software That Tracks Child Sex Abuse Image Traders Good News For Children

10 September 2008 - UNICEF (UN Children's Fund) is congratulating a Department of Internal Affairs' team for its efforts to protect children worldwide by developing a computer programme that tracks down traders of child sex abuse images.

LLA Decision Backs Council's Alcohol Policy

LLA Decision Backs Council's Alcohol Policy

10 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the decision by the Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) to reject an application by a Queenstown bar for an exemption to the local council's 4am closing policy.