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New Building Act Exemptions Mean Fewer Projects Require Building Consent

15 October 2008 - The types of building projects not requiring building consent have been increased due to new changes to Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004.

Men In Court Over Theft Of Army Medals

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Auckland, Oct 15 NZPA - Two men charged with the burglary of war medals made a brief appearance in court this afternoon.

The duo, aged 39 and 37, both appeared in Auckland District Court charged with stealing the medals from the Waiouru Army Museum last year.

Hastings `Worst City In Country For Drunk Drivers'

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - A judge has labelled Hastings as the worst city in the country for drunk drivers.

Jail For Accountant Who Groomed Girls For Sex

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - An accountant who carried out an "unrelenting campaign of sexual grooming" of young girls has been jailed for nearly seven years.

Jail For `Despicable' Charity Box Thieves

Christchurch, Oct 15 NZPA - Two Christchurch men were today jailed for nine months for donation box thefts that the judge called "low" and "despicable".

Schools Will Struggle To Fund Future Pay Rises For School Staff

Schools Will Struggle To Fund Future Pay Rises For School Staff

15 OCTOBER 2008 - The Government's failure to give schools enough money to operate means NZSTA cannot support significant pay rises for non-teaching staff, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association.

Breakers Share Shootaround With Canteen

15 October 2008 - The NZ Breakers are this week helping to promote CanTeen's Bandana Challenge 08 and invite all media to attend the usually closed door 'shootaround' session on game day tomorrow.

University Researchers Join Call For Pacific Protection

University Researchers Join Call For Pacific Protection

15 October 2008 - Researchers from The University of Auckland's South Pacific Centre for Marine Science have joined a global voice calling for better management of the Pacific Ocean.

NCWNZ Urges Gender Analysis On All Government Legislation

NCWNZ Urges Gender Analysis On All Government Legislation

15 October 2008 - At the recent National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) National Conference policy was passed recommending that there be gender analysis done on everything that goes through Parliament.

NZ Army Welcomes News Of Arrests

NZ Army Welcomes News Of Arrests

15 October 2008 - The New Zealand Army has welcomed news today that the Police have arrested two men in relation to the burglary at the Army Museum Waiouru on 2 December last year.