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Thursday 1 July 2010

Murder Accused Remanded in Custody
Murder accused, Murray Tait has been remanded in custody until July 21st, after appearing in court yesterday, charged with the death of his father, David Tait. Mr Tait was rushed to hospital last Tuesday with serious head injuries but died the next day. Police withdrew the charge of common assault.

 

ETS Comes Into Force
There will be no one off increase of the power bill for TrustPower customers, when the Emmission Trading Scheme comes into force today. Community relations manager for TrustPower, Graeme Purches, has indicated they have already incorporated the price increase, so you wont need to expect to pay more. At the pumps, Caltex has said they will increase the price by three cents a litre, but Gull said they had no adjustment at this stage, as they pioneered bio-fuels three years ago.

Broadband Plans to Benefit Rural Communities
Tauranga based wireless broadband company EOL plans to partner with already established broadband providers. Managing director Terry Coles says, the key innovation of the merging of three different carrier grade wireless technologies, will make it more affordable and above all give a reliable service. This will help the rural community immensely.

Harbour Link Project Awards Finalist
The Tauranga Harbour link project is one of the finalists in the innovative New Zealand awards of excellence. The harbour link project needed extensive ground improvements to ensure stability of the structure, in the event of an earthquake.

Posted: Thu 01 Jul 2010

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