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Incident, Stockton, This Morning (4 August)

4 AUGUST 2009 - Some information on an accident this morning, at Stockton Mine, should you require it. Please note that this incident is still occurring and this is the most up-to-date information we have at this time:

NZ Fire Managers To Help Battle Canadian Wildfires

NZ Fire Managers To Help Battle Canadian Wildfires

Six New Zealand fire managers will form part of a 30-strong contingent from Australia and New Zealand to help tackle the wildfires burning in Canada, says Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy.

80-Year-Old Missing From Home

80-Year-Old Missing From Home

An 80 year old lady is missing from her home in Melville, Hamilton. Vera Williams has been missing since early this morning and family are concerned for her safety.

Forecast Tourism Growth Slows In Short-term

International visitor arrivals are forecast to grow by an average of 2.5% per annum over the next seven years, forecasts released by the Ministry of Tourism show.

Youtubing The Library - The Winners To Be Revealed

Budding film producers will be holding their breath this Friday, as the winners of the Christchurch City Libraries YouTubing the Library competition are revealed.

Commerce Commission Considers Ruling

The Commerce Commission is studying a decision by the Court of Appeal, released today, in a case brought by the Commerce Commission against Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom) under section 36 of the Commerce Act.

Elder's Challenge Over Search Warrant To Be Heard In November

Auckland, Aug 4 NZPA - A challenge by Millie Elder, stepdaughter of broadcaster Paul Holmes, over the legality of a police search warrant that led to drug charges is to be heard on November 11.

The date was set today in Auckland District Court.

Capture Of Taliban Leader In Bamyan Province

A key Taliban regional leader has been captured south of Ghandak township in Bamyan Province by the Afghan National Police (ANP) yesterday. The operation was supported by members of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT).

Man Jailed For Tomahawk Attack On Partner

Whakatane, Aug 4 NZPA - A vicious assault on his long-time partner has resulted in an eight-year prison sentence for an Opotiki man, with a non-parole period of four years.

Fewer Hours Worked, Earnings Growth Slows

Total paid hours, when seasonally adjusted, decreased by 3.4 percent in the year to June 2009, and 1.2 percent in the June 2009 quarter, according to the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) released by Statistics New Zealand today.