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Act's 'Three Strikes' Telephone Poll Is A Nonsense - Rethinking Crime And Punishment

7 AUGUST 2009 - Claims by ACT MP David Garrett, that 75% of New Zealanders support ACT's 'three strikes' policy, in preference to the government's Bill is sheer nonsense, says Kim Workman, of Rethinking Crime and Punishment.

Benefit Fraud Claimed Against Man With Big Investments

Benefit Fraud Claimed Against Man With Big Investments

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - A beneficiary accused of ripping off the system had about $1 million invested in banks and finance companies, Nelson District Court has been told.

Shirley Library Will Close August End For Upgrade

7 AUGUST 2009 - The Shirley Library will become a 'warm and inviting oasis' following a two-week upgrade programme starting at the end of this month..

Hospital Medical Specialists And Work-Related Burnout

Hospital Medical Specialists And Work-Related Burnout

7 August 2009 - Most medical consultants working in public hospitals report robust emotional well-being and healthy work engagement according to research into work-related burnout from the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Search Resumes For Survivors Of Ferry Sinking

7 AUGUST 2009 - A Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P3 Orion resumed searching at first light today for survivors of the sinking of the inter-island ferry Princess Ashika, near Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Community Boards To Fund Neighbourhood Get-togethers Once Again

7 August 2009 - Christchurch's community boards are once again offering funds for its residents to get together and celebrate in a neighbourly spirit.

Mayor To Judge Poster Competition

7 August 2009 - Children from schools in Feilding have been busy drawing and designing images for a poster to advertise a massive open day event in the town in October.

Three Injured In Shooting

7 August 2009 - A man and two women are in hospital this morning being treated for shotgun wounds following an incident in Palmerston North.

Dunedin Teens Sentenced For Aggravated Robbery Of Man

Dunedin Teens Sentenced For Aggravated Robbery Of Man

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - Three teenagers have been sentenced in Dunedin District Court for a vicious attack and robbery which left a man broken, bleeding and unresponsive on a road.

Lithuanian Law Outlawing Mockery Draws Protests

Paris and Brussels, 6 August 2009