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Aerial Boi Poison Drop Approved

21 August 2008 - Rat poison can be dropped from the air next year to kill rodents on offshore islands in the eastern Bay of Islands (Ipipiri), a Northland Regional Council Hearings Committee has decided.

NZ's Newest Private Rehabilitation Clinic For Addicts Opens In Auckland On Monday

21 August 2008 - New Zealand's newest private rehabilitation clinic to treat addicts opens in Auckland on Monday Serenity Clinic to cope with rising addiction.

Canterbury Farmers From Mt Oxford In Shock At Judge's Test Case Ruling

21 August 2008 - Canterbury farmers Mark and Karen Feary of Mt Oxford today said they were shocked at a test case High Court ruling released this week.

The Fearys have been in dispute with the Crown for nearly 25 years in issues relating to the 1780ha Mt Oxford land block.

Cat And Dog Research Condemned

21 August 2008 - Locals walk for the animals to oppose animal research

How To Really Lose Weight Without A Crash Diet

21 August 2008 - Finally, a sane and accessible book about how to lose weight!

"Real Weight Loss: a practical guide to changing your lifestyle and achieving long-term weight loss."

Oamaru Hospital Staff To Strike Over Pay

Support staff at Waitaki Health Services Ltd (Oamaru Hospital) will be holding two 24-hour strikes over the next few days.

Education Powerhouse Proposal For Manukau

Education Powerhouse Proposal For Manukau

The City of Manukau Education Trust (COMET) has recommended the creation of an Education Services Hub in the city centre in its recently-released report to Manukau City Council.

NCWNZ Commends Wairarapa Domestic Violence Initiative

NCWNZ Commends Wairarapa Domestic Violence Initiative

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) commends the Wairarapa Police for their forward thinking in potentially saving lives of victims of domestic violence.

Tourism Operators Release 2001 Written Agreements With IRD

Tourism Operators Release 2001 Written Agreements With IRD

20 August 2008 - The Inbound Tour Operators Council of New Zealand (ITOC) has released samples of the formal, written agreements its members signed with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in 2001 making clear that fees charged to overseas wholesalers for arranging tours should be zero-rated for

V8s Generate $28 Million Economic Impact For Hamilton

20 AUGUST 2008 - An independent post-event analysis of the inaugural Hamilton 400 has shown that the economic impact on the city was approximately 40% greater than originally estimated.