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Man Goes On Trial For Teenager's Murder

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The trial of Dean Stewart Cameron on charges of murdering and sexually violating Christchurch teenager Marie Davis is due to start this morning.

Cameron, a 39-year-old road worker, will appear in the High Court at Christchurch.

General Practice Set Boundaries With Health Information Policy

IPAC members have made their position clear around how they will ensure the privacy of general practice patient health information.

Historian Sheds Light On Naming Of 'Wanganui'

Historian Sheds Light On Naming Of 'Wanganui'

Eminent historian Diana Beaglehole has completed her district council commission to provide a history of the naming of Wanganui "and the results will startle many and expose some of the myths around the creation of the alternative 'Whanganui' spelling," says Mayor Michael Laws.

Changing Jury Trials Would Make Only `Marginal' Difference

Changing Jury Trials Would Make Only `Marginal' Difference

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Reducing the number of jury trials in New Zealand would only "marginally" speed up the court system, according to the Law Society.

Review Recommended After Convicted Murderer's Prison Suicide

Review Recommended After Convicted Murderer's Prison Suicide

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - A coroner has recommended the Corrections Department review the systems used for at-risk prisoners after a convicted murderer died from a self-inflicted wound in jail.

Woman Dies After Suicide-Risk Not Communicated

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The suicide-risk of a mental health patient who died after falling from a bridge on to a motorway was not communicated adequately to her carers before her death, a coroner's court has found.

Minimum Redundancy Rights Needed To Protect Kiwi Workers During Recession - EPMU

Minimum Redundancy Rights Needed To Protect Kiwi Workers During Recession - EPMU

17 May 2009 - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union is calling on the government to implement minimum redundancy standards to help protect Kiwi workers from bearing the burden of decisions made by their employers' offshore headquarters.

Fundraising Appeal For Redundant Workers Targets LWR Banker Westpac

Fundraising Appeal For Redundant Workers Targets LWR Banker Westpac

17 May 2009 - The National Distribution Union (NDU) is tomorrow (Monday) launching a fundraising appeal for the 186 workers made redundant by the receivers of textile and apparel company LWR, with a cake stall outside Westpac House in Lambton Quay at midday Monday.

Little Light At End of Tunnel On Job Front


Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Most pundits are being careful about predicting when there may be a return to job stability, but there are some positive signs, according to Business NZ.

Killer Gunman's Partner Plans To Return Home

Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Cop killer Jan Molenaar's partner is planning to move back into the bullet-riddled home they shared in Napier.