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Zumba For Dancing Under The Stars

Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance-fitness craze, will make its appearance at Dancing Under the Stars this year. Zumba will add to the mix of salsa, swing, hip hop and other dance styles during the annual family entertainment.

Albany Fatality - Driver Charged

Albany Fatality - Driver Charged

A 50 year old man will be appearing in the North Shore District Court this morning after a serious crash incident in the suburb of Albany yesterday.

North Shore Police say the man has been charged with dangerous driving.

They have not ruled other serious charges being laid.

New Zealand Pinots Age With Grace

New Zealand Pinots Age With Grace

A key Formal Tasting session at Pinot Noir 2010 has found that our Pinot Noir does age with dignity.

Somalia: More People Forced To Flee Drought And Renewed Fighting

Alongside continuous attacks in Mogadishu, fighting has now also broken out in Somalia's central regions, leaving thousands of families displaced.

Stockton Plateau Hydro Scheme Consents Are Granted

The announcements today by Solid Energy that it has applied for resource consent for a hydro-electricity scheme illustrates how poor advice, unlimited SOE budgets and no direct accountability to the taxpayer can lead to decisions that are not in the interest of the taxpayer, or indeed in this cas

Council Watchdog Calls For Crown Law And Ecan To Release Documents

(Wellington, 3 Feb 2010)

Police Violence And Illegal Evictions Near Papua New Guinean Gold Mine Must Be Investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

People Smuggling Network In Belgium Disrupted

The Hague, the Netherlands On the initiative of the Federal Police in Asse, Belgium, 9 persons were arrested today for people smuggling. House searches also revealed 4 illegal immigrants.

Man Admits Hammer Assault During Robbery

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - A young man has admitted hitting a dairy owner with a claw hammer during a robbery in September.

Mother Furious Assault Accused On Bail For Murder

Wellington, Feb 3 NZPA - The mother of a man badly beaten in Napier last week is furious the men charged with the crime were free on bail for murder charges.

Jason Lawrence was left with serious head injuries after being beaten and robbed in Napier on Friday about 4pm.