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Sandhills Expressway – “Business Case or Basket Case?”

January 1, 2010

There’s an old saying on Wall Street that says “anything that looks cheap usually is”, and the bargain basement expressway NZTA are charged with building has more than a few people worried. Many fear the costs associated with the project will end up being quadruple what has been budgeted for. According to the Dominion Post (5/1/10) information obtained under the official information act shows the Levin to…

January 1, 2010


Immunisation vital for protection of New Zealand communities

April 8, 2011

News of six cases of English measles being confirmed in Hastings has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.”Immunisation is a vitally important a tool to protect New Zealand families and communities. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect children from the many childhood diseases that can affect New Zealand families today,” says Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson.Allison says these diseases can have serious complications…

SPCA – finding homes for pets

April 1, 2011

The Waikanae branch of the SPCA have been at Coastlands promoting their Adopt a Pet programme. The SPCA cares for around 5,000 animals each year at their animal centres located in Newtown and Waikanae. “We never turn away an animal in need of help. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abused, neglected and unwanted animals and where appropriate take prosecutions under the Animal Welfare Act.”If you would like…