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Children Need Their Fathers

Barnardos New Zealand welcomes the two reports released by the Families Commission today, Supporting Kiwi Dads and Heart and Head: An Explanation of the Meaning of Fatherhood, says Murray Edridge, Chief Executive of Barnardos New Zealand.

Council Slashes Auckland Cab Funding

Today's Community Services Committee of the Auckland City Council confirmed the slashing of Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) funding from $642,000 to $577,000 annually which will result in major service cuts and job losses before Christmas.

Further Remand For Home Invasion Murder Accused

Kaitaia, Dec 2 NZPA - A Kaitaia teenager accused of murdering an elderly widow during a home invasion made a brief appearance in Kaitaia District Court yesterday and was further remanded until next week.

Sunrise Audience Drops 25% In November

Wednesday 2nd December, 2009

The latest news numbers show Sunrise lost a quarter of its audience in November while NZI Business and Breakfast continued to edge ahead.

Fairfax Fined $10,000 For Publishing Breach

Fairfax Fined $10,000 For Publishing Breach

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - Fairfax New Zealand Ltd has been fined $10,000 after its newspaper The Dominion Post admitted breaking the law by publishing a story about Maritime New Zealand's failures in a near-catastrophic shipping accident, based on a draft Transport Accident Investigation Commissio

Five Years Jail For Killing Best Friend

Palmerston North, Dec 2 NZPA - A teenager whose night of heavy drinking ended with the death of his best friend in a road smash has been jailed for five years and has no hope of regaining a driver's licence until he turns 26.

Missing Man

Missing Man

Christchurch Police have concerns for the well being of a man reported missing from his New Brighton home.

Taking Every Opportunity And Making It Count

Taking Every Opportunity And Making It Count

Waikato District Health Board's newly employed immunisation coordinator impressed delegates at the National Paediatric Association conference in Hamilton last week with immunisation figures that speak for themselves.

NZ Universities Gullible Or Exploitative?

NZ Universities Gullible Or Exploitative?

Should New Zealand universities be supporting a practice that their own academics wouldnt find ethically acceptable? Thats the question being asked by the NZ Skeptics in noting that self-proclaimed psychics and mediums are using university facilities for their performances.

Dominion Post Publishers Fined $10,000

Dominion Post Publishers Fined $10,000

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) says the conviction and sentencing of the publishers of the Dominion Post for publishing a legally protected draft report reinforces TAIC's ability to run safety focused inquiries that get to the truth of what happened while treating the peop