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UC Appoints Research & Innovation Director

UC Appoints Research & Innovation Director

14 MAY 2009 - A senior manager at Australia's national research agency is joining the University of Canterbury to help researchers secure external funding and apply their discoveries to create new commercial products and services.

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Campaign Breaks Record

Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Campaign Breaks Record

14 May 2009 - More New Zealanders have received seasonal influenza immunisation this year than ever before.

Bonnie And Clyde Pair To Face Depositions Hearing

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - A Palmerston North couple who allegedly shot at police during a Bonnie and Clyde-style chase in North Otago in February now face a depositions hearing.

Stop Absurd Packaging Theatre At Parliament Today

Stop Absurd Packaging Theatre At Parliament Today

14 May 2009 - GetReal campaign #2 arrives at Parliament today, with a final performance by the Wild OATS (the Orchestral anti-Absurd Packaging Travelling Show) in Parliament grounds at noon.

Dr Nick Smith will meet the Wild OATS and accept an open letter signed by GetReal supporters.

Judge Sends Drink-drive Offender To Cells Overnight To Sober Up

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - A woman appearing in court for sentencing yesterday on her eighth drink-driving offence was sent to the cells overnight to sober up.

Rachael Brown, 38, was heavily pregnant when she was arrested last July after dodging a checkpoint on Edmund Rd, Rotorua.

Public Support For Police A Positive From Tragedy - O'Connor

Public Support For Police A Positive From Tragedy - O'Connor

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The support the public has shown to police since a Napier officer was slain a week ago is something positive that has come from the tragedy, Police Association president Greg O'Connor says.

ALAC Working Together Conference 2009

ALAC Working Together Conference 2009

14 May 2009

Mechanisms for addressing the easy availability of cheap alcohol are just one of the issues to be debated at the Alcohol Advisory Council's (ALAC) Working Together 2009 conference which opens in Wellington today (May 14).

More NZers Than Ever Taking Flu Vaccine

More NZers Than Ever Taking Flu Vaccine

Wellington, May 13 NZPA - More New Zealanders than ever before have received seasonal influenza immunisation this year.

Cholesterol Drug Could Reduce Risk Of Lung Cancer: Study

Cholesterol Drug Could Reduce Risk Of Lung Cancer: Study

Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Common cholesterol-lowering drugs could also protect against lung cancer and emphysema, researchers from the University of Auckland and Auckland City Hospital have found.

Home Detention For Woman Who Had Sex With Friend's Young Son

Christchurch, May 13 NZPA - A 15-year-old boy who had sex with his mother's best friend has been left "a sad depressed boy", a Christchurch District Court judge was told today.