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Gang Member Remanded On Threatening To Kill Charge

Blenheim, Dec 1 NZPA - Blenheim Mongrel Mob member Tony Taurima was further remanded on bail when he appeared in court yesterday on charges resulting from a violent clash with police at his home at Labour Weekend.

International Funding For Project To Halt Diabetes In Children Born Prematurely

Research based at The University of Auckland's Liggins Institute has won funding from a joint New Zealand - Singapore research initiative into metabolic disease.

University Of Otago To Honour Hymn Writer

The University of Otago will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature on New Zealand hymn writer Shirley Erena Murray at the Graduation ceremony on 5 December.

Inland Revenue Gives Potentially Misleading Advice On "Off The Plan" Property Sales

Inland Revenue Gives Potentially Misleading Advice On "Off The Plan" Property Sales

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants' tax director, Craig Macalister, said an Inland Revenue brochure (IR 368) issued yesterday on the taxation implications of property sales made "off the plan" contains potentially misleading advice.

Ritchies Transport Invests $21 Million In New School Bus Fleet

Ritchies Transport Holdings is to buy 120 new buses from DesignLine over the next four years to bolster its nationwide school bus fleet. The $21 million investment will be the single biggest by a New Zealand company in the school bus market and will replace Ritchies' existing school bus fleet.

System Offers Instant Access To Road Closure Info

Hutt Valley road users can now get instant access to detailed and searchable emergency road closure information thanks to a new-look online mapping system.

12 Crimes Of Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, Police in Central District want to make sure that you don't become a victim of crime over the holidays, or spend the festive season locked in a cell.

Union To Release The Warehouse's "Wal-Mart" Plans

Union To Release The Warehouse's "Wal-Mart" Plans

The National Distribution Union will for the first time publicly release details of The Warehouse's "Wal-Mart" style employment plans at stopwork meetings in Auckland this Wednesday 2 December.

Tokoroa Logger Wins Highway Heroes Award

Tokoroa logging truck driver Simon Anania has won the 2009 Beaurepaires Highway Heroes Award.

He was presented with a $5000 cheque and a trophy by Hon. Steven Jovce, Minister of Transport in Wellington today.

New Zealanders Urged To Get Savvy On Credit Card And Mobile Phone Theft

AUCKLAND, 1 December 2009 - New Zealanders are urged to step up their protection of personal items such as credit and eftpos cards and mobile phones as they head into the Christmas and summer holiday season.