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Wellington Bookshop Wins Top Award

Unity Books of Wellington won the 2009 Independent Bookseller of the Year Award at the annual Booksellers NZ Conference in Auckland.

Survive Avalanches - Be Prepared

Many Australians travel the world to ski and snowboard, but most people are oblivious to the dangers avalanches can cause because in Australia avalanches are not really a concern or risk.

Kiwi Men Know All About 'That Time Of The Month' But Can You Expect Sympathy?

A nationwide survey conducted into a condition known as Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) has shed light on the differences between how Kiwi men and women perceive what happens during 'that time of the month'.

Association Hopes Liquor Debate Leads To Reform

The Police Association hopes the Law Commission's issues paper on liquor law reform prompts serious debate leading to changes in liquor laws and public attitudes towards liquor consumption, Police Association Vice-President Chris Cahill said today.

Smoking Holds One In Five New Zealanders Back From A Healthy Lifestyle

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says findings from new research that only one in seven New Zealanders has a healthy lifestyle is sign that tough new measures are needed to combat tobacco consumption.

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 119

Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 119

The first of five Ministry of Health commercials has gone to air reminding New Zealanders to be vigilant about protecting themselves from flu' viruses.

Please Attribute The Following Statement To Chief Executive Barry Matthews:

"I refute absolutely any suggestion that I threatened staff with disciplinary action should they appear before the select committee in their private capacity.

Investor Admits Frauds And Thefts Totalling $467,000

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - A man who claimed successes investing in foreign markets has now admitted frauds and thefts totalling $467,326 among people he persuaded to invest with him.

Kiwi Drinking Culture Needs A Re-Think

Kiwi Drinking Culture Needs A Re-Think

The Salvation Army welcomes the release of the Law Commission's discussion document on liquor reform and says New Zealanders must now muster the courage to make changes on how alcohol is sold and consumed.

Tighten Alcohol Laws To Protect Our Young And Our Communities

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes today's release of the Law Commission paper on its review of alcohol laws. Director Rebecca Williams says the review is a golden opportunity for the community to reflect on the 20-year experiment which has allowed the liquor industry to exploit our young.