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Medical Practitioners Urged To Say `sorry'

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Health practitioners can find it difficult to apologise to patients following an adverse event, but a health lawyer says it can often be crucial step to take.

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction And Sentence

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction And Sentence

Auckland, Sept 10 NZPA - Nai Yin Xue, jailed for life for murdering his wife in September 2007, has launched an appeal.

Xue's lawyer Chris Comeskey said today his client would be appealing both his conviction and his sentence , which carried a minimum non-parole period of 12 years.

Royal Society Of New Zealand Marks Election Of Agresearch's Dr Allen Heath As A Companion

Royal Society Of New Zealand Marks Election Of Agresearch's Dr Allen Heath As A Companion

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand has presented Dr Allen Heath of AgResearch with a certificate marking his election as a Companion for dedication to communicating science over many decades.

Tree Groups Disappointed With Law Change

The New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZAA) Inc., The Tree Council (Inc) and Greenscene Limited (the country's largest specialist arboricultural consultancy) are very disappointed that Clause 52 of the Resource Management Simplifying and Streamlining (RMA) Amendment Bill has now become law.

Better Redundancy Protection Needed In Hard Times

The National Distribution Union (NDU) is behind a campaign launched today by political parties, unions and beneficiary advocates to ensure all workers are given better redundancy protections in hard times.

Full Spectrum Of Addiction Treatments Covered At Cutting Edge Conference

Advances in the treatment of people with addictions are at the forefront at Cutting Edge, the annual national conference for the addiction treatment sector, which is taking place at Te Papa, Wellington, from 10-11 September.

Council Releases List Of Properties

Rodney's mayor Penny Webster says her council is listening to its community by releasing the schedule of council-owned property that it may consider for sale "at the right price." Mrs Webster says the Council had resolved initially to not release the list as there were concerns that public debate

Health Practitioner Apologies Can Restore Trust To Practitioner/patient Relationships

Health lawyer, Dr Marie Bismark, said an apology can be crucial in restoring trust to the practitioner/patient relationship.

Cops Committed For Trial For Assault

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Two Dunedin police officers were yesterday committed for trial for assault.

They are accused of kicking a man while he struggled with two other officers, who were attempting to arrest him following a pursuit.

Young Women Turning Feral In Gore

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A judge in Gore was left slightly stunned yesterday after coming across case after case involving young women attacking others.