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2008-10-09 15:00:37

By NEEMS, Jeff; BRENNAN, Nicola Wild spring weather contributed to a car crash, caused surface flooding and cut power to some parts of the Waikato yesterday.

2008-10-09 15:00:09

Coromandel Iwi are to receive part of a $97 million Government payment to settle aquaculture space allocation reached in 2004. The Crown had until 2014 to provide the iwi with the equivalent of 20 per cent of aquaculture space created between 1992 and 2004, or the financial equivalent.

2008-10-08 15:00:38

A 19-year-old Kihikihi man injured in a fatal car crash in Te Awamutu last Tuesday is now recovering in Waikato Hospital. The 23- year-old passenger in the unwarranted, unregistered Mazda, Matthew McDonald, died at the scene. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-08 15:00:20

Environment Waikato has awarded $19,500 to the Moehau Environment Group (MEG) to help with the conservation of a nationally important Coromandel wetland area. MEG is an organisation working to protect the northern Coromandel Peninsula's natural environment.

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick We want our international flights to continue out of Hamilton - we just want more of them at better times and at cheaper prices.

2008-10-07 15:00:28

The Waikato Times revealed that international passenger numbers at Hamilton airport have nosedived over the past year. We asked readers why they weren't using the service? Below are a selection of responses: Paul Smith: It is all about the price of air travel.

2008-10-03 15:00:22

All us pro-mining people should vote for a change of government this year. The National Party have plans to change our Resource Management Act and other legislation to make it easy for their friends in big business to do what they want in our lovely country.

2008-10-02 15:00:44

The recent passing of the emissions trading scheme legislation should cause many readers grave concern. If, as believed by organisers of a protest meeting at Pukekohe, the upgrading of the Glenbrook steel mill is threatened by the law change, $4 million per week could be lost to the district.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By MONAHAN, Kate; IRVINE, Denise The Waikato River used to be a place for swimming and gathering food. Now its waters are murky and tainted. What can be done? Kate Monahan and Denise Irvine report.

2008-09-25 15:00:28

Consent applications have been approved for a new bridge and causeway at Raglan West. The bridge, proposed by the Raglan Land Company, will replace the existing one-lane structure connecting the Rangitahi Peninsula and the headland of Opotoru Rd.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.