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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Burning Partner To Death

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Burning Partner To Death

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A Rotorua man has pleaded not guilty to killing his partner by pouring petrol over her and setting her alight in their Ngongotaha flat last year.

Young Father "Death On Wheels" - Magistrate

Young Father "Death On Wheels" - Magistrate

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A Waikato father who took his baby on an illegal road race was described as "death on wheels" as he was sentenced for dangerous driving at Hamilton District Court.

Queen's Counsel Restoration Backwards Step

17 June 2009 - "The reinstatement of Queen's Counsel is a backwards step for New Zealand. The Republican Movement is totally opposed to this move" said the chair of the Republican Movement, Lewis Holden.

Industry Monitoring Delivers Effective Advertising Compliance Distilled Spirits Association Says

Industry Monitoring Delivers Effective Advertising Compliance Distilled Spirits Association Says

17 June 2009 - The "enforced self regulation" of liquor advertising proposed by the Sale of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill will be complex, costly and inferior to the existing system, the Distilled Spirits Association says.

Pharmacists Provide Crucial Front Line Health Care

17 June 2009 - Pharmacists are on the front line of the pandemic, responding to unprecedented volumes of patient queries and anxieties.

One Of Four Accused In Drugs Bust Appears In Court

One Of Four Accused In Drugs Bust Appears In Court

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - One of the four men connected to a multi-million dollar drug bust was remanded in custody after appearing in Rotorua District Court today.

Council Reduces Rates Increase For 2009/10

Council Reduces Rates Increase For 2009/10

17 June 2009 - Manukau ratepayers will get the benefit of council savings in interest, with the council yesterday adopting an average 2.8 per cent increase, plus 1 per cent for the Regional Amenities rate, for 2009/10.

New Chief Executive Appointed To Controversy-Wracked DHB

New Chief Executive Appointed To Controversy-Wracked DHB

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The controversy-wracked Hawke's Bay District Health Board has appointed a new chief executive.

Kevin Snee, currently chief executive of NHS Devon in the United Kingdom, will fill the position left by former boss Chris Clarke who departed in February.

Influenza Situation At RNZPC Improving

Influenza Situation At RNZPC Improving

17 June 2009 - No further cases of H1N1 virus have been identified at the RNZPC since Monday.

Law Unclear On Leave For Swine Flu Quarantine

Law Unclear On Leave For Swine Flu Quarantine

17 June 2009 - The Employers and Manufacturers Association is suggesting that employers pay their healthy employees who are quarantined away from the workplace to do so if the employee has sick leave available, though the legal obligation to do this is far from certain.