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Ministerial Report Fails To Take Preventative Health View

25 August 2009 - The Ministerial Review Group Report into the health system in New Zealand fails to consider the wider and societal factors affecting health, and overlooks prevention, says a University of Otago expert in public health.

Towbar Standard Needs Teeth To Save Lives

25 AUGUST 2009 - The current voluntary code for the manufacture of towbars in New Zealand needs to have "regulatory teeth" to prevent more lives being lost.

Small Businesses Believe Relief Is On The Way

Small Businesses Believe Relief Is On The Way

25 August 2009 - Small business owners see light at the end of the recession tunnel, according to the latest Business Confidence Survey from Research New Zealand.

Man Who Forced Teen To Be `Partner' Jailed For 15 Years

Man Who Forced Teen To Be `Partner' Jailed For 15 Years

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - A man who forced a 16-year-old girl to be his partner has been jailed for 15 years for rape and sexual violation.

Much-Loved Elephant Kashin Loses Battle With Health

Much-Loved Elephant Kashin Loses Battle With Health

Auckland Zoo's much-loved female elephant Kashin, a part of the zoo family for over 36 years, was put to sleep at 5pm this evening after losing her battle with chronic health conditions.

Police: 'Quick Thinking' 14 Year Old Prevents Abduction

Police: 'Quick Thinking' 14 Year Old Prevents Abduction

North Shore Police say a 14 year old girl's quick presence of mind has been instrumental in preventing her from being abducted.

Judge Calms "Worked Up" Witness

Judge Calms "Worked Up" Witness

Christchurch, Aug 24 NZPA - A High Court murder trial witness had to be calmed by the judge today, when he began yelling as he gave evidence against his brother.

Victim's Dad Pleased With River Boarding Company's Guilty Plea

Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The father of an English tourist killed while river boarding in the Kawarau River Gorge last year is pleased adventure tourism company Mad Dog River Boarding today pleaded guilty to two charges relating to her death.

EPMU Claims "Highly Misleading": Visionstream

EPMU Claims "Highly Misleading": Visionstream

24 AUGUST 2009 - Claims by the EPMU that telecommunications technicians signing up to Visionstream's owner operator model could see their incomes halved are highly misleading, the company says.

Two Year Police Monitoring Of Section 59 Amendment Is Completed

24 AUGUST 2009 - Police has published a summary of two years monitoring of relevant police activity since enactment of the Crimes (Substituted section 59) Amendment Act 2007.