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Bryers Confirms He Will Defend Seven Charges

Bryers Confirms He Will Defend Seven Charges

Auckland, March 27 NZPA - The co-founder of the collapsed investment company Blue Chip today confirmed he will fight seven charges relating to his management of a luxury resort near Auckland.

Disability Group Says Police Cells, Hospitals And Residential Homes Not Fit For Teenager With Autism

Disability Group Says Police Cells, Hospitals And Residential Homes Not Fit For Teenager With Autism

CCS Disability Action believes that police cells, hospitals and residential homes are not suitable places to keep teenagers.

Enrolled Nurses Here To Stay

Enrolled Nurses Here To Stay

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is delighted that the opportunity to train as an enrolled nurse (EN) is to be reinstated as announced by Minister of Health Tony Ryall today.

Underweight Marinara Mix Lands Seafood Company In Court

Underweight Marinara Mix Lands Seafood Company In Court

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Selling underweight seafood marinara mix has landed an Auckland seafood company with a conviction and fine.

Shore Mariner Limited was fined $2000 plus costs after pleading guilty in Manukau District Court to breaching the Weights and Measures Act 1987.

Submissions Open For Mechanical Removal Of Mangroves In Tauranga Harbour

Environment Bay of Plenty has applied for resource consent to mechanically remove approximately 92 hectares of mangroves from existing consented areas in the Tauranga Harbour. Members of the public now have 20 working days to make submissions to the regional council.

Seafood Company Fined For Short Weight Goods

Seafood Company Fined For Short Weight Goods

An Auckland seafood company, Shore Mariner Limited, was convicted and fined $2,000 plus costs in the Manukau District Court on 23 March 2009, for breaching section 16A(2) of the Weights and Measures Act 1987.

Rabbit Resurgence Big Headache For Farmers

Rabbit Resurgence Big Headache For Farmers

"The recent resurgence of rabbits threatens New Zealand's productivity and environment and must be halted as a matter of urgency," says Donald Aubrey, Federated Farmers pest animal management spokesperson.

Wan Conference To Present Best Mobile Strategies For Newspapers

Newspaper industry strategists looking to finally exploit the potential of mobile advertising inevitably have to go to Japan or they talk to Christopher Billich, who has joined the programme of the World Newspaper Advertising Conference and Expo, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 28 and 29 May

Man Hopes Community Will Forgive His `Stupid Mistake'

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A Temuka man found with child pornography on his home computer hopes the community will let him get on with his life.

Cornelius Baars, 62, a former taxi driver, says he made a "stupid mistake" and he wished he could turn the clock back.

Appeals Planned Over Manslaughter Sentences

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Appeals have been lodged by the Crown and defence against the sentences imposed on six men jailed for the manslaughter of a Timaru man who was stomped and kicked to death in the street last year.