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Inquest Starts For Brothers Killed In Glacier Ice Fall

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - An inquest gets underway in Greymouth today into the death of two brothers from Australia crushed by an ice fall at Fox Glacier in January.

Second Teacher Accused Of Assault

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A second teacher accused of assaulting three children at a Hastings Maori immersion school has been remanded for a depositions hearing.

Significant Hamilton Roundabout To Be Built Early

Significant Hamilton Roundabout To Be Built Early

Hamilton Council has taken a significant step forward to improve the city's transport system with recent approvals to progress the extension of Wairere Drive.

Council has approved the early completion of a $7m major roundabout at Crosby/Tramway roads.

Dramatic Jump In Job Seeking Activity

MELBOURNE, Dec. 2/Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

The number of employees applying for jobs in other organisations has jumped dramatically during the past six months.

One in six employees say they have recently applied to leave their current employment.

Gay Rights Group Appeals Blood Ban

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A gay rights group is challenging the New Zealand Blood Service's ban on sexually-active homosexual men giving blood.

Queer rights group Rainbow Wellington complaint against the ban will be heard by the Human Rights Commission in February, The Press reported.

Police Drug Raid In Whangamata

Eastern Waikato Police, supported by members of the Armed Offenders Squad, carried out a search of a Whangamata address this morning under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Caution Urged Over Ibogaine Drug Treatment

The New Zealand Drug Foundation is deeply concerned at recent efforts by a group known as ibogaine.org.nz to promote ibogaine as an alternative treatment of drug addiction in New Zealand.

New Hospital Beds Rolling Out

New Hospital Beds Rolling Out

The first of the 719 new hospital beds ordered for Waikato District Health Board arrive in Te Kuiti and Taumarunui from Taranaki on Monday (7 December).

There will be 21 beds installed at Te Kuiti Hospital at 8.30am and another 21 at Taumarunui Hospital at 11am.

Clean Up Lincoln Countryside And Clean Out NZ's GE Labs

Leakage of GE material from a Plant & Food Research containment facility should come as no surprise, but be a wake up call to Government that a major GE catastrophe is just a matter of time, according to the Soil & Health Association of NZ.

Fathers Need Paid Parental Leave Too

The Families Commission is renewing its call for four weeks paid parental leave for dads, based on the findings of two reports it released today.