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Impact on the Environment after spill in Waikato stream still unclear

 Impact on the Environment after spill in Waikato stream still unclear According to the regional council, the impact on the environment due to the spilling of up to 3000 litres of diluted weed spray into a Waikato stream is yet to be seen.

The incidence occurred when a small weed-spraying truck swerved off Waihi's Waitawheta Rd after the driver was blinded by sun strike at about 7.30am.

Study: Teen drivers begin their driving habits with great caution, but grow careless with time

 Teen drivers begin their driving habits with great caution, but grow careless with timeAccording to the findings of a new distracted driving-related study carried out by the researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, teenage drivers are very cautious when they first learn driving, but they start becoming careless as time passes.

Fire fighters battle to extinguish blaze in Adelaide waste dump

Fire fighters battle to extinguish blaze in Adelaide waste dump Fire fighters are battling to extinguish an inferno in a waste depot in Adelaide. They say it could take several days put out this fire which is the fourth major blaze at the site in 18 months.

The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) said the blaze is burning in rubbish piles with smoke that is drifting across parts of the metropolitan area.

City recycles trees as Christmas Gets Over

City recycles trees as Christmas Gets OverWhen the Christmas trees go up, they form the centre piece of festooned ornaments full of glitter, towering over brightly wrapped gifts.

Success for Vela With Knighthood

Success for Vela With KnighthoodLed by racehorse breeder Peter Vela, who has been awarded a Knighthood, three people involved in New Zealand's racing industry have been recognised in the country's New Year Honours list.

Vela said he was humbled by the knighthood.

Hamilton cafe engulfed by Fire

Hamilton-cafeA bistro in Hamilton has been destroyed when engulfed by a fire today, devastating its owners.

Just after 7am the emergency services were called to Pumice cafe on Church Road to find the building well caught up in flames.

Paul Radden, northern fire communications shift manager said six appliances responded to the blaze.

To bring the fire under control the fire crews had to fight it for almost about three hours.

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