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2015-02-18 04:20:59

As part of its mission to fulfill its social responsibilities, the campaign focuses on Africa's ecological environment BEIJING, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Poly Technologies Inc.

2008-10-07 15:00:28

The real threat to the city airport does not come from development of the Hawke's Bay airport or any other airport, as claimed by airport boss Garry Goodman last week.

2008-10-01 15:00:21

Insufficient rain has delayed the swabbing of the water main from The Square to Fitzherbert Bridge. The Palmerston North City Council had planned to swab the plan tonight, but it will not take place until tomorrow night at the earliest.

2008-09-10 15:00:30

I agree that equality of opportunity is an important value in our education system (Editorial, Sept 6). So it's reasonable to ask whether school zoning achieves this. Zoning for secondary schools was introduced in Christchurch in the 1970s.

2008-09-10 15:00:17

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Queenstown A$1.2 MILLION plan to redirect the Shotover River and help mitigate flooding in Queenstown came a step closer to reality this week.

2008-09-05 15:00:14

By EVANS, Ryan FONTERRA has been told to improve the environmental performance of its Kapuni lactose factory by Taranaki's environmental watchdog.

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By POKONEY, Cassandra SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS by the Southland District Council was partly to blame for the region's water woes, Environment Southland chief executive Ciaran Keogh said yesterday.

2008-08-28 15:00:42

FAIRLIE - The Mackenzie District Council has approved a water supply for Manuka Terrace, a recently developed area of lifestyle blocks near the Lake Ohau canal. (c) 2008 Press, The; Christchurch, New Zealand. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By NEEMS, Jeff Yet more heavy rain has again raised the level of the Waikato River.


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2009-03-28 13:25:06

The Takahē or South Island Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a species of flightless bird native to New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, the bird was rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell near Lake Te Anau in the Murchison Mountains, South Island, on November 20, 1948. The species is still present there today and small populations have been successfully relocated to four predator-free offshore islands (Tiritiri Matangi,...

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