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Hijack Passenger Believed Plane Would Crash

Christchurch, Dec 1 NZPA - A woman passenger on an Air New Zealand flight during an alleged hijacking told a court today she believed the plane was going to crash.

International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2008 -- IHC Seeks Young Volunteers

International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2008 -- IHC Seeks Young Volunteers

1 December 2008 - IHC is raising its profile on social networking websites to find young people who want to get to know someone with an intellectual disability.

New Inorganic Rubbish Collection Service For Waitakere

New Inorganic Rubbish Collection Service For Waitakere

1 December 2008 - Waitakere City is now operating a new user pays inorganic rubbish collection service.

Further Research Is Needed On Abortion And Mental Health

1 December 2008 - According to a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch, published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, there is a small association between abortion and mental health but the researchers say that their findings point to a "middle-of-the-road"

Oil Spill Response Suspended

1 DECEMBER 2008 - Environment Southland has suspended its oil spill response to the sinking of the tourist vessel "Waverley", with minimal environmental impacts observed.

Driver's Quick Thinking Earns Hero Award

Driver's Quick Thinking Earns Hero Award

1 December 2008 - Quick action and lack of concern for his own well-being won Gerald Phillips the 2008 Beaurepaires Highway Heroes Award.

Early HIV Testing & Treatment Can Save Newborn Lives -- Report

Early HIV Testing & Treatment Can Save Newborn Lives -- Report

1 December 2008 - Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to an international report released today by UNICEF and other UN agencies.

Motorcyclist Killed In Pahiatua

1 December 2008 - Police are appealing for witnesses to a road crash which claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Pahiatua at the weekend.

Science Partnership Comes Together Under One Roof

1 December 2008 - Scientific teams from AgResearch and the University of Otago will soon come together under one roof, in the new Centre for Reproduction and Genomics (CRG) at AgResearch's Invermay campus near Dunedin.

Pesticide Approvals Revoked

1 DECEMBER 2008 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked approvals for the use of the pesticide methyl parathion in New Zealand.