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Healthy Start Has Long Term Impact

The importance of good nutrition during the earliest stages of life is emphasised in a paper by researchers at The University of Auckland's Liggins Institute published today in the on line journal PLoS ONE.

Mother's Diet Has Life-Long Implications For Children

Mother's Diet Has Life-Long Implications For Children

A mother's diet before and during pregnancy can help determine when a daughter reaches puberty and her own reproductive capacity later in life, according a paper authored by Liggins Institute researchers and appearing in the online journal PLoS One today.

Family Violence Report

Family Violence Report

The Families Commission has brought together all New Zealand's family violence statistics into one report to establish a baseline against which future trends can be measured.

Web Filter Code Of Practice Available

Web Filter Code Of Practice Available

The Department of Internal Affairs is inviting public input on its draft code of practice for blocking objectionable websites that host child sexual abuse images. The code is now available on the Department's website and will be open to public comment until 28 September 2009.

Violence Risk 4 Times Greater For Female Beneficiaries

Women who are beneficiaries have a four-fold risk of experiencing partner violence according to the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006, published today as part of the Families Commission report, Family Violence Statistics.

Visionstream Claims Don't Match The Figures

Visionstream Claims Don't Match The Figures

Visionstream's claims that lines engineers wouldn't face a drop in income under its contract don't match the figures, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

River Boarding Conviction `Wakeup Call': Maritime NZ

River Boarding Conviction `Wakeup Call': Maritime NZ

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - The conviction and $146,000 in fines and reparation handed down to a Queenstown white water tourism company following the death of an English tourist is a wake up call for all such companies, says Maritime New Zealand (MNZ).

Exclusive Manuka Honey From Your Own Beehive In New Zealand

Honey connoisseurs are in for a treat - the chance to own a beehive and receive their own exclusive brand of Active Manuka Honey, sent worldwide.

Post Mortem On Baby's Body

A post mortem examination is being carried out on the body of a baby found at an address in the West Auckland suburb of Greens Bay yesterday.

Revisions Significantly Reduce The Need For Forest Clearance

MainPower has revised road and turbine layouts for its proposed wind farm on Mt Cass - significantly reducing the amount of native vegetation and limestone pavement that needs to be cleared.