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Boat Without Safety Gear When Tourist Drowned, Court Told

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - A Queenstown river boarding operator hadn't told would-be adventurers how to escape if trapped under rocks before a trip which ended in the drowning of an English tourist, a court was told today.

Medal Negotiator's Drugs Trial Aborted

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - A drugs trial for the man who helped negotiate the return of stolen war medals to Waiouru Museum has been aborted.

More Expensive Health Restructuring Concerns PSA

More Expensive Health Restructuring Concerns PSA

The Public Service Association remains concerned that the government is looking at yet another expensive and disruptive restructuring of the health sector.

It Would Have Been Prison If They Weren't Maori - MP

It Would Have Been Prison If They Weren't Maori - MP

Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - The five people sentenced on Friday for the manslaughter of Janet Moses escaped jail because they were Maori, Labour MP Trevor Mallard says.

Telemarketing Vampires Suck Out Charity Dollars

Telemarketing Vampires Suck Out Charity Dollars

Every night across New Zealand Telemarketing Vampires enter our homes fundraising for charities and suck most of the dollars up for themselves.

Soon after six at night the phone goes (They know it is the most likely time I am home)

New Zealand's Oldest Book Prize Awarded Today

New Zealand's Oldest Book Prize Awarded Today

New Zealand's oldest book prize, the Esther Glen Award, was presented at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards ceremony in Wellington last night (Monday 10 August).

High Court Refuses To Make Orders For Abortion Committee

Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - The High Court has declined to make orders regarding the powers of the Government-appointed Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC), despite earlier finding the committee had not complied with the abortion law.

Greens: Vulnerable Youngsters Deserve Benefit Lifeline

Greens: Vulnerable Youngsters Deserve Benefit Lifeline

3 August 2009 - Young people at risk of falling though the cracks deserve support, rather than being used as political footballs in an ideological battle.

Lundy Stunt Go-Ahead Will Depend On Public Opinion

Auckland, Aug 1 NZPA - The organiser of a car rally timed to coincide with the anniversary of the murders of Christine and Amber Lundy says he will gauge public opinion before deciding whether the stunt will go ahead.

Road Rage Victim's Son Says He Can't Forgive Killer

Auckland, July 28 NZPA - The son of an elderly man killed in an Auckland road rage incident says he cannot forgive the man who admitted responsibility for his death today.