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New Chief Executive Appointed To Nelson City Council

New Chief Executive Appointed To Nelson City Council

20 August 2008 - Following a four month selection process Mr Keith Marshall has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Nelson City Council. Mr Marshall prevailed over 40 other applicants in a high class field of national and international candidates.

Diesel Recovery From Stricken Boat 'Difficult'

20 August 2008 - Officials are facing an "extremely difficult" task trying to recover thousands of litres of diesel on board a wooden-hulled fishing boat aground in the surf at Waipapakauri, on Ninety Mile Beach.

Mentors Key To Pillars' Service

20 August 2008 - Mentors working with children of prisoners have a pivotal role in making a difference in the lives of these children, says Esther Dunstall from PILLARS.

The innovative programme teams the children with mentors to provide one-on-one support.

Horizons Seeks Tip-offs On Rooks

Horizons Regional Council is targeting rooks around the region in an annual eradication programme designed to reduce damage to newly sown and emerging crops.

Horizons Steps Up Dairy Inspections

Horizons Regional Council is stepping up its dairy farm inspection programme to ensure effluent disposal systems are coping as the new milking season gets underway.

Contamination Investigation

Contamination Investigation

19 August 2008 - Environment Canterbury (ECan) and Selwyn Plantation Board Limited (SPBL) have welcomed the Government's decision to provide funding of just over $100,000 towards the investigation of the former Bankside World War II fuel depot.

Milford Road Avalanche Programme Wins International Honours

Milford Road Avalanche Programme Wins International Honours

19 August 2008 - The New Zealand Transport Agency's world-leading avalanche control programme on State Highway 94 Milford Road has won international kudos as winner of a prestigious roading award.

Cranberry And Pomegranate - A Match Made In Heaven!

Cranberry And Pomegranate - A Match Made In Heaven!

19 August 2008 - Cranberry expert Ocean Spray launches its latest delicious juice drink, Cranberry Pomegranate, in the New Zealand market.

Tourism Operators Expect Support From O'Connor Over $30m GST Rort

Tourism Operators Expect Support From O'Connor Over $30m GST Rort

19 August 2008 - Inbound tourism operators are seeking public support from Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor, at their conference in Queenstown today, over the Inland Revenue Department's decision not to honour formal, written GST agreements it signed with the industry in 2001 and instead seek $30

Man Facing Charges In Relation To Fatal Crash Near Whangarei

19 August 2008 - A 62-year-old man will be appearing in the Whangrei District Court today facing driving charges in relation to a fatal crash near Maungatapere on Saturday (August 16).