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Former Waitemata DHB Head Hits Back After Critical Report

Former Waitemata DHB Head Hits Back After Critical Report

Wellington, May 1 NZPA - A report criticising the Waitemata District Health Board over sub-standard patient care should have examined chronic funding issues faced by the board, says its former head.

Health Officials Satisfied With Flu Response

Health Officials Satisfied With Flu Response

Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Health officials maintain they have taken adequate steps to counter the swine flu risk here with three cases confirmed, eight assumed positive and 43 under observation.

Reaction To Swine Flu Response Mixed

Reaction To Swine Flu Response Mixed

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Reaction to health officials response time in dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak in New Zealand is mixed.

More than 100 people in Mexico have died of the flu and experts fear it could become a pandemic.

NZ Authorities Trace Passengers As Global Flu Toll Climbs

NZ Authorities Trace Passengers As Global Flu Toll Climbs

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - Authorities will today contact passengers from the same international flight as the Rangitoto College students who are believed to have caught the potentially deadly swine flu while in Mexico.

Auckland School Group Suspected Of Having Swine Flu

Auckland School Group Suspected Of Having Swine Flu

Wellington, April 26 NZPA - An Auckland school group is being tested for potentially fatal swine flu after returning from Mexico with flu-like symptoms.

Court Reserves Decision In Sila Appeal

Wellington, April 20 NZPA - The Court of Appeal in Auckland has reserved its decision on the appeal of double murderer Lipine Sila.

Man In Court Over Axe Killing

Wellington, April 16 NZPA - A man charged with murder after an apparent axe attack in eastern Auckland yesterday has appeared in court.

A 55-year-old man was found dead in his home in Aveline Place, Glenn Innes, about 7.30pm yesterday.

Inquest Resumes Into Man's Death 12 Years Ago At Strip Club

Wellington, April 14 NZPA - An inquest into the death of Barry Coleman more than 12 years ago in an Christchurch strip bar has resumed in the Christchurch Coroners Court.

The inquest got under way last year, but was adjourned part heard and resumed today.

Tourettes Raps About Diseases On New Album

Tourettes Raps About Diseases On New Album

Diseases are one of rapper Tourettes' favourite things to talk about, and they feature on his new album, Who Said You Can't Dance to Misery. He talks to LAURA MCQUILLAN of NZPA about poetry, IHC and flesh-eating viruses.

Jordan Described As `Swindler Of Innocence'

Wellington, April 9 NZPA - A sexual predator who was yesterday jailed indefinitely was described today as "a confidence trickster".