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The Best And The Worst Of NZ Towns And Cities - Latest Lonely Planet Guide

The Best And The Worst Of NZ Towns And Cities - Latest Lonely Planet Guide

19 August 2008 - Bay of Islands is a bit over-hyped, Christchurch is one of New Zealand's most liveable cities,

Dunedin is surprisingly artsy and Hamilton's stretch of bars and eateries leave Auckland's Viaduct for dead.

Master Illustrator Awarded The Russell Clark Award Today

Master Illustrator Awarded The Russell Clark Award Today

Christchurch based author and illustrator Gavin Bishop has received The Russell Clark Award for his intriguing hardcover picture book Rats (Random House), awarded at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards ceremony at the National Library, Wellington today.

FPP Preferred TCDC Election Choice For 2010

FPP Preferred TCDC Election Choice For 2010

Thames-Coromandel District Council elections will be held under the First Past the Post (FPP) system in 2010 unless a poll determines otherwise.

Counties Manukau Police: Investigation Into Death Of 14 Year Old Boy

Counties Manukau Police: Investigation Into Death Of 14 Year Old Boy

The funeral of John Xavier Andrew Hapeta is being held today in a northern location.

Wharf Deceased Uninjured

The post-mortem examination of the man found floating under the Wynyard Wharf yesterday morning was completed at about 3pm today and Police have been advised there are no injuries on him. He was alive when he went into the water.

Boat Ramp Open Again For Use As Wall Construction Finishes

Boat Ramp Open Again For Use As Wall Construction Finishes

Boaties can again use Lake Rotoiti's Delta Boat Ramp for launching their vessels, with construction of the Ohau Channel Wall completed.

Five Drown In Storms

Five Drown In Storms

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has released drowning data for the month of July which indicates there were a total of eight fatalities for the month. The heavy storms and torrential weather conditions that battered most of New Zealand in late July contributed to five of these.

Files On 1955 Disappearance Of Passengers And Crew On Tokelau-Bound Vessel

Files On 1955 Disappearance Of Passengers And Crew On Tokelau-Bound Vessel

18 August 2008 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will today release more than 1500 previously restricted files for public access, as part of its ongoing programme of reviewing and releasing classified material.

Alpine Trampers Warned Of Increased Avalanche Hazards

18 August 2008 - The latest dump of snow has increased the avalanche hazard in many back country areas of Tongariro National Park, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Forecast Good News For Waikato Region, But Worries Not Over

Forecast Good News For Waikato Region, But Worries Not Over

18 August 2008 - There is good news for the rain-soaked Waikato region this week, with finer weather forecast over the next few days - but the worries are not over yet, Environment Waikato says.