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Govt Prepares For Embarrassment On World Stage

The New Zealand government is preparing to explain to an international forum why it intends to move backwards on women's rights at work.

Still Time To Register For Key Barcelona Newspaper Conferences

Hundreds of newspaper executives from dozens of countries will gather in Barcelona, Spain, for three days next week to focus on the most urgent issue facing their businesses: what to do in tough times to ensure continued success when the global economy improves.

Injunction Curtails Publication Of Veitch Details

Injunction Curtails Publication Of Veitch Details

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Tony Veitch's lawyers today blocked the publication of material from a police file news media had obtained under the Official Information Act.

Businessman Fined More Than $180,000 For Polluting River

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A businessman described as a "slippery" character was today fined more than $180,000 for polluting the Manawatu River.

Woman Charged After Alleged Hit And Run Granted Bail

Auckland, May 20 NZPA - A woman has been granted bail after being charged over an alleged hit-and-run in West Auckland last night.

No Great Escape At Arohata

20 May 2009 - Immediate action by staff at Arohata Prison saw the escape plans of two prisoners cut short yesterday.

It appears that the two prisoners climbed from their exercise yard up onto the roof and down by the Prison's Receiving Office where they were caught.

Stop Dragging The Chain ARC

Stop Dragging The Chain ARC

20 May 2009 - Waitakere City Council expressed its frustration with the continued delays to its Massey North and Hobsonville developments at today's Regional Transport Committee (RTC) meeting.

Police Finish Scene Examination Of Napier Gunman's House

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Police have finished a scene examination of the house of Napier gunman Jan Molenaar and have charged a woman with various drug offences.

Former NZ Commonwealth Games Athlete Has Sentencing Postponed

Auckland, May 21 NZPA - A former New Zealand Commonwealth Games athlete who was found guilty of six sex charges, including three of rape, has had his sentencing delayed until July 7 because no Iranian interpreter is available.

Carol Hirschfeld Makes Career Move

Carol Hirschfeld Makes Career Move

20 May 2009 - Executive Producer of Campbell Live, Carol Hirschfeld, is to leave TV3 in August to become Head of Programming for the Maori Television channel.