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Leap To It For Frogs This Labour Weekend

16 October 2008 - The Cadbury Freddo Frog Roadshow is at Auckland Zoo this Labour Weekend, so both grown-ups and littlies can leap in and learn all about New Zealand's four endangered species of native frogs, and how to help save them.

Reliance On Gambling Funding For Sports & Community Groups Creates Losers All Round

16 OCTOBER 2008 - Gambling issues lobby group GamblingWatch has criticised "successive governments for forcing sports and community groups to develop an unhealthy reliance on uncertain gambling money for their existence."

Varroa Chemical Put On Hold

16 October 2008 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority has declined an application from Bayer New Zealand Ltd to import Checkmite+ for release to control varroa mite in beehives.

Council Votes To Retain Existing Norsga Committee Membership

16 October 2008 - Waitakere City Council has decided against inviting a representative of the Massey Community Board to sit on its NorSGA Urban Development Committee, saying community interests are already well served by the seven councillors on the committee who have been elected to represent th

Students Breathe New Life Into Scuba

16 October 2008 - An Electronic Dive Buddy built by University of Auckland engineering students could make scuba diving a much safer sport.

Old Man's Beard Eradication Two Month Project

16 October 2008 - A huge project to try and combat the spread of the plant pest old man's beard in the Waihi Riverbed on the outskirts of Geraldine, South Canterbury, is nearing completion.

Upper North Island Dominates In The Powerball Stakes

Upper North Island Dominates In The Powerball Stakes

16 October 2008 - The upper North Island is home to the top twenty Powerball winning stores in the country, but the rest of New Zealand is vying to get on the list with this weekend's record breaking 'Must Be Won' $30m jackpot up for grabs.

Christchurch's Modernist Architecture To Be Debated

Christchurch's Modernist Architecture To Be Debated

16 October 2008 - The Wizard of New Zealand will join other local luminaries to debate the modernist movement in architecture during Beca Heritage Week.

Argenta Takes Key Step In US Expansion Through New Acquisition

Argenta Takes Key Step In US Expansion Through New Acquisition

16 October 2008 - Auckland-based animal health company Argenta today announced it has acquired AlcheraBio, a United States-based contract research organisation involved in the development of animal health products and technologies.

Draft Kaituna River And Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy Received

Draft Kaituna River And Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy Received

16 October 2008 - Environment Bay of Plenty has today received the draft Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy, which looks at the vision for the river and estuary during the next 10 years.