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Unhealthy Food Advertising Spend Far Outstrips Advertising Of Healthy Food

3 July 2008 - The Public Health Association conference was told today that during 2007 the fast food industry spent $12.94 for every man, woman and child in New Zealand on television advertising.

Rationalise Health Boards, Not Health Services

3 JULY 2008 - Mayor Michael Laws today said that provincial communities "have good reason to be nervous about any planned 'regionalisation' of health services" as outlined in the 'Dominion-Post' yesterday.

Increases In Food Grants An Acknowledgement That Benefit Levels Are Too Low

3 JULY 2008 - The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) welcomes the news in the Household Incomes Report that poverty levels have fallen. The Household Incomes Report is based on a survey taken between July 2006 and June 2007.

School Girl Attacked

3 July 2008 - At 5.15pm on Tuesday 1 July 2008 a 13 year-old girl was attacked in Smarts Road Hornby. The girl was returning home from her after school job when she was followed from the Branston Shops along Carmen Road and into Smarts Road near the railway crossing where she was attacked.

Anti-bullying Resources A Good Start

3 July 2008 - The Ministry of Education's newly launched anti-bullying strategy is heading down the right track, but more staffing resources will be needed for it to really succeed.

CHL: MLWU Media Release Incorrect

3 JULY 2008 - Facts in a media release today from the NZ Medical Laboratory Workers Union about Canterbury District Health Board's cytology screening are incorrect.

Traffic Gridlock Expected In Wellington Due To Heavy Truck Protest

Wellington Police are strongly advising commuters and travellers to avoid the motorways and central business district between 7am and 10am tomorrow morning because of the expected traffic gridlock from the increased road user charge truck protest which is happening across the country.

New AUT University Campus Good News For Manukau School Leavers

The new Manukau university campus is a big step towards getting better qualifications for more of the city's young people, Acting Manukau Mayor Gary Troup says.

Competition In Acc Removes Choice For Everyone

The Council of Trade Unions is today asking National to explain how their plan for 'choice' in accident compensation could benefit anyone in New Zealand.

ACC A Workers' Issue - EPMU

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has condemned National's plan to privatise ACC by stealth as a betrayal of every working New Zealander and says National has forgotten that workers will insist on having a say on who insures their safety at work.