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NZ Red Cross & Givealittle Victoria Bushfire Challenge

NZ Red Cross & Givealittle Victoria Bushfire Challenge

12 February 2009 - Givealittle.co.nz, together with several New Zealand businesses and in partnership with the New Zealand Red Cross, is issuing a challenge to all New Zealanders to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires in Victoria, Australia.

Non-commercial Fishers Seek A Fair Go For Shared Species

Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - Increasing rivalry between commercial fishers and recreational and Maori customary fishers came to a head in the Supreme Court today .

Bay Of Plenty Benefits From Government Announcement

Environment Bay of Plenty, on behalf of the Regional Transport Committee, has welcomed the announcement that the Government will be putting funding towards three roading projects in the region.

First4 Bonus Weekend And $1 Million Pick6!

Punters could again be celebrating in style this weekend with the TAB offering a raft of First4 Bonuses and a $1 million Pick6 at New Plymouth.

John Banks And C&R Councillors Unilaterally Slash Council Services Another 3%

John Banks And C&R Councillors Unilaterally Slash Council Services Another 3%

12 February 2009 - City Vision-Labour Auckland City Councillors are shocked and surprised to have just received a memo telling them that staff salaries have been frozen and that spending on Council services is be cut by a further 3%.

Leading PHO Alarmed By Supreme Court Rejection On Laboratory Testing Contract Case

Leading PHO Alarmed By Supreme Court Rejection On Laboratory Testing Contract Case

12 February 2009 - The CEO of Harbour Health, Susan Turner, is "deeply concerned and hugely disappointed" with the news that leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in November 2008 over the DML-LabTest case has been rejected.

MRI (Tourism) Resignation Leaves Tourism Body In Tatters

MRI (Tourism) Resignation Leaves Tourism Body In Tatters

12 February 2009 - The sudden resignation of Te Kahui Tupua chief executive Ryan Craig "is another body blow to regional tourism, and the final proof that $2 million of taxpayer and ratepayer money has been squandered to no effect".

Sustainability And Food Miles Issues Remain Long Term Business Risks

Sustainability And Food Miles Issues Remain Long Term Business Risks

12 FEBRUARY 2009 - New Zealand is likely to be one of the biggest losers if Europeans base their food buying decisions on food miles, according to a report released today by NZIER (the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research).

`Car-Napping' Trial Comes To Sudden Halt

Christchurch, Feb 12 NZPA - Dismissal of half the charges and guilty pleas to the rest brought the "car-napping for ransom" trial to an early end as it began its fourth day in the High Court at Christchurch today.

Man Who Lifted Child By Head Charged With Assault

Christchurch, Feb 12 NZPA - Police have charged a man with assault while they decide whether lifting a six-year-old child by the head was a playful gesture and whether the child was injured.