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Board Chair appointed for Central Economic Development Agency

Palmerston North City and Manawatū District Councils are pleased to announce the reappointment of Malcolm Bailey to the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) Board, and also as the Chairperson, for a further three year term.

Superbugs found in overseas pork products

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics most critically important to humans has been found in pork from supermarket shelves in Spain, Brazil and Thailand. The routine overuse of antibiotics is propping up low-welfare practices in pig farming and contributing to the superbug crisis.

Having a look inside an eruption

PhD student Ermanno Brosch has been all over the world pursuing his passion for volcanology, so when he got the chance to peer inside one of the deadliest results of an eruption, he took it.

PhD student helps rural Indonesia thrive

Leaving her husband and family in Indonesia wasn’t easy for PhD student Yulfia Yanuartati, but she had her sights set on helping improve rural livelihoods in her home nation.

Don’t get distracted on the road

"When you’re driving, things can change around you in a split second, and if you’re not paying attention you may not have time to react and avoid a crash," says Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager of Road Policing.

"Distraction can get you killed on the road."

Waitara Lands Bill 'an opportunity to establish a positive foundation for the future'

The New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill has passed its Third Reading in Parliament today providing Waitara hapū Manukōrihi and Otaraua an opportunity to build a positive foundation for the future.

Death in Manurewa

A 4-year-old girl has died following an incident involving a scrum machine at Manurewa Rugby Club.

Emergency services were called at 6.35pm.

Victim Support is assisting the family of the deceased, who were present at the time.

No tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit - Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ’s Regional Manager Central, Michael-Paul Abbott, said today’s (December 13) sentencing of a cargo ship’s master is a strong reminder and warning to seafarers: "if you are over the alcohol limit, you will be prosecuted. Safety is paramount".

Diverse group of New Zealanders answer Fire and Emergency’s call

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has welcomed a diverse group of 22 new firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the National Training Centre in Rotorua today.

Police name Sandringham homicide victim

Police can now confirm the name of the man who was found deceased at an address on Calgary Street, Sandringham on the morning of Tuesday 11th December.

He was Shannon Shelby Baker, aged 55.

His family, who are extremely upset, have requested privacy at this time.