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`Wonderful Mother' Dobbed In Son Over Drugs Find

Wellington, May 17 NZPA - A woman who dobbed her son to police after finding cannabis in his bedroom has been praised as "a wonderful mother" by a district court judge.

Staff's Lack Of Understanding Led To Hospital Death: Report

Staff's Lack Of Understanding Led To Hospital Death: Report

Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Hutt Hospital staff did not understand the needs of a severely disabled woman who died of an undiagnosed infection, an investigation has found.

Senior Executive `Bled' Childcare Operator Out Of $140,000

Wellington, May 16 NZPA - A senior staff member who ripped off national childcare operator Kidicorp to the tune of nearly $140,000 has had her sentence delayed.

Nine Years Jail For Man Who Filmed Himself Raping Woman

Wellington, May 16 NZPA - A man who filmed himself raping a woman has been jailed for nine years.

St John Expanding Services To Treat People In Homes

St John Expanding Services To Treat People In Homes

Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Ambulance operator St John says it is trying to reduce demand on hospital emergency services, and aims to extend an existing service to treat some patients at home who have rung the emergency 111 system.

Mountain Safety Council Against Firearms Law Changes

Wellington, May 16 NZPA - The Mountain Safety Council does not support changes to New Zealand's gun ownership laws in the wake of last week's fatal Napier siege.

Qantas Media Awards 2009 Results

Qantas Media Awards 2009 Results Qantas Fellow to Wolfson College, Cambridge Chris Barton

Print Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement Peter Bromhead

Human Rights Commissioner Made Aids Foundation Life Member

Wellington, May 15 NZPA - Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley, one of the first people in New Zealand to volunteer to help stop HIV, is being awarded life membership of the New Zealand Aids Foundation (NZAF).

Five Health Feasibility Studies Receive $1 Million

Wellington, May 15 NZPA - The Government's health research funding agency has allocated $1 million to five feasibility studies for health research.

Man Runs Over Brother - Court Told

Wellington, May 15 NZPA - A Hamilton man who reversed over his brother after deliberately driving after a group of partygoers says he was trying to stop an attack on his sibling.