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Protesters gather in thousands at beaches to oppose Deep sea oil drilling

Protesters gather in thousands at beaches to oppose Deep sea oil  drillingProtesters gathered in thousands at one of Auckland's famous west coast beaches waving and carrying banners, to demonstrate their support against the deep sea oil drilling.  The crowd supported the Oil Free Seas flotilla, which is protesting at the site where oil giant Anadarko plans to begin drilling off the coast of Raglan.

Traffic stalled in Auckland after crashes

Traffic stalled in Auckland after crashesTwo major crashes on the Southern and Northern Motorways resulted in slowing down of the traffic in Auckland during rush hour.

A three vehicle collision near Mt Wellington closed two out of the three southbound lanes on the Southern Motorway, and a crash which happened later near the Northcote Road interchange closed two of the three southbound lanes on the Northern Motorway.

Study says Premature Birth Leads to Obesity

Study says Premature Birth Leads to ObesityAccording to a latest study, babies who are born at a premature stage are more likely to get overweight.

This study by the researchers also reveals that these overweight premature children will further bear children who are also likely to suffer from obesity.

Traffic congestion in Auckland following serious accidents

Traffic congestion in Auckland following serious accidents Following major crashes on the Southern and Northern Motorways the traffic in Auckland came to a halt during the rush hour.

All lanes of Auckland's Southern and Northern motorways though have now re-opened after different accidents brought traffic to a standstill at a time said the Transport Agency.

Buyer's must consider 'hidden-gem' in Auckland's suburbs

Buyer's must consider 'hidden-gem' in Auckland's suburbsKingsland is Auckland's fastest-selling suburb even though houses in nearby Mt Albert are 17 per cent cheaper.

People who want to pay less interest and shear years off their mortgages are now being advised to buy homes in "hidden-gem" suburbs.

Texan oil giant to face Flotilla

Texan oil giant to face FlotillaThis afternoon the boats which are a part of the flotilla protesting against offshore drilling in New Zealand waters sailed from Princes Wharf in Auckland to confront Texan oil giant Anadarko.

The boats will travel more than a hundred nautical miles off the west coast of the North Island and are expected to reach their destination sometime next week. The boats are expected to follow the Nobel Bob Douglas for up to a month.

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