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Strong Community Support For Water Meetings

More than 200 people representing a wide range of community groups and organisations have registered to attend meetings being held around Canterbury over the next two weeks to list and discuss the uses and benefits of water, as a prelude to developing a strategy for managing its use.

Appointment Of Deputy Director-General, MAF Policy

Appointment Of Deputy Director-General, MAF Policy

The Director-General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Murray Sherwin announced the appointment of Paul Stocks as Deputy Director-General, MAF Policy earlier today.

Mr Stocks is currently MAF's Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Performance Group.

Public Asked For Views On Foreshore

Public Asked For Views On Foreshore

The foreshore from Monck's Bay round to Scarborough is a year-round recreation area popular with locals, Christchurch residents and visitors to the city.

'International Education Takes Centre Stage'

'International Education Takes Centre Stage'

5 AUGUST 2008 - New Zealand's leading educators are gathering in Auckland this week for the 17th Annual International Education Conference, hosted by Education New Zealand.

Cycling For St John: The Antique Riders

Cycling For St John: The Antique Riders

5 August 2008 - Media are invited to attend the fundraising launch of an exciting fundraising opportunity for St John.

New Staff On Christchurch Streets

5 August 2008 - A group of thirteen new police officers from Wing 251 step out on to the streets in Canterbury Police District this week, twelve in Christchurch and one in Timaru.

Prosecution A Reminder That Unconsented Work Will Not Be Tolerated

Prosecution A Reminder That Unconsented Work Will Not Be Tolerated

5 AUGUST 2008 - The Christchurch City Council says the successful prosecution of a couple for substandard building work should serve as a reminder to people that Council will not tolerate unconsented work being carried out by unlicensed tradesman or home handyman.

Fish Survey Turns Up Significant Rubbish Dumping Issue

Fish Survey Turns Up Significant Rubbish Dumping Issue

5 August 2008 - Environment Bay of Plenty is carrying out a survey of East Cape State Highway culverts to identify those that prevent the movement of fish between the streams and the ocean.

Sports Participation Can Improve Mental Health

5 August 2008 - (Upper Hutt, New Zealand) Sports and art programmes should be first-line methods for improving mental health among New Zealand's disadvantaged, says the head of one of Australia's largest recreational charities, RecLink.

NZ Primary Sector Forecasts Encouraging

NZ Primary Sector Forecasts Encouraging

5 August 2008 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is forecasting solid growth for the primary sector over the next five years despite the tougher immediate economic outlook both internationally and locally.