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Developing Youth Critical To Economic Recovery

"We will need the skills and talents of every young person to lift us out of the recession and improve our productivity", Chair of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and Mayor of Otorohanga Dale Williams said today in support of the Government's youth training initiatives.

Deps Hearing For Taupo Man Alleged To Have Killed Baby

(Eds: correcting h314 -- son from previous relationship in 5th par was Tate's not Lock's)

Names have been checked, it is Tata and Tate)

Opponents Of The Sexualisation Of Children Speak Out

Last week the National Council of Women (NCWNZ) launched a campaign against Cotton On calling for a boycott of the retail chain until they remove their line of offensive baby wear.

NCWNZ Congratulates National Life Members

NCWNZ Congratulates National Life Members

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) congratulates the seventy-two New Zealanders who have recently accepted knighthoods, in particular the NCWNZ National Life Members Dame Alison Roxburgh, Dame Jocelyn Fish, and Dame Grace Hollander.

Land Contamination Data Available

Anyone wanting to request details about contaminated sites across the Horizons Region is welcome to contact the council's environmental protection team.

Health Worker Facing Sex Charges Named

Health Worker Facing Sex Charges Named

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The Auckland health worker charged with numerous sex offences against girls was named today.

Capital Market Development Taskforce Identifies Big Issues Ahead

The Capital Market Development Taskforce released a progress report today identifying, among other things, a number of major issues facing New Zealand's capital markets.

Taskforce chair, Rob Cameron, says the taskforce has now completed half of its work.

Field Jury Retires For Third Night

Field Jury Retires For Third Night

Auckland, Aug 3 NZPA - The jury in the Taito Phillip Field trial has retired for a third night without reaching a decision.

The jury of 10 has now been deliberating in the High Court at Auckland for more than 20 hours since last Thursday and will resume again at 9am tomorrow.

Name Suppression For Murder Accused Lifted

Auckland, Aug 3 NZPA - The man accused of murdering a Thai sex worker in Auckland had his name suppression lifted in Auckland District Court today.

Gordon Hieatt, a 47-year-old computer programmer, is charged with murdering 48-year-old Nuttidar Vaikaew.

Man Goes On Trial For Top Cop Killing

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - A truck driver has gone on trial at the Lower Hutt District Court today, charged with killing one of New Zealand's top police officers.

Desmond Wilson is accused of careless driving causing death, after hitting Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald in June last year.