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Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update Seventy-eight

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update Seventy-eight

17 June 2009 - The Ministry of Health has upgraded its website as the first port of call for people without symptoms of influenza wanting information about swine flu in New Zealand.

Man Gets 18 Months Jail For $39,000 GST Scam

Man Gets 18 Months Jail For $39,000 GST Scam

Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A Mt Maunganui man has been jailed for 18 months over a GST scam that saw him pocket about $39,000.

Timothy Andrew Penniket was sentenced today in Tauranga District Court after admitting 58 charges of tax evasion.

Let's Get Some Honesty Into The Debate

Let's Get Some Honesty Into The Debate

17 June 2009 - Barnardos New Zealand is calling on Family First to publicise case details of the people they claim have been so negatively affected by the law change on the physical discipline of children.

Two Witnesses Give Evidence For Murder Accused

Auckland, June 17 NZPA - A defence witness says she saw Nai Yin Xue driving a car with a woman and child as passengers the day after prosecutors believe he murdered his wife An An Liu.

Susan Nuttall was one of two witnesses who gave evidence for Xue at the High Court in Auckland today.

Budget Cuts Jeopardise The Provision Of Practical Solutions

Budget Cuts Jeopardise The Provision Of Practical Solutions

17 June 2009 - Funding provided by ACE for Tauranga Parent Centre's valuable parent education classes in the community will stop next year because the Budget has cut funding to schools for Adult Community Education services.

Murdered Thai Prostitute's Name Released In Court Today

Murdered Thai Prostitute's Name Released In Court Today

Auckland, June 17 NZPA - A man reappeared in Auckland District Court today charged with the murder of a 48-year-old Thai sex worker.

The accused, a 47-year-old computer programmer, was granted continued name suppression, but his alleged victim was revealed as Nuttidar Vaikaew.

Swine Flu Hotline A No Go For Hearing Impaired

Swine Flu Hotline A No Go For Hearing Impaired

17 June 2009 - The Ministry of Health must cater for hearing-impaired and deaf New Zealanders in its communication around the swine flu pandemic, the National Foundation for the Deaf says.

Update On Health Response To Influenza A H1N1 Threat

Update On Health Response To Influenza A H1N1 Threat

17 June 2009 - Five confirmed cases of novel A (H1N1) 09 have been reported in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHB areas. The latest confirmation is a year 11 student at Rotorua Boy's High School.

NZ's Horrific 3rd World Health Status

NZ's Horrific 3rd World Health Status

17 June 2009 - Rheumatic fever - the unnecessary disease of children, with lifetime consequences...

Snow Blesses The Remarkables Before Opening Day

Snow Blesses The Remarkables Before Opening Day

17 June 2009 - Recent snowfall has skiers and snowboarders amped up for the opening of The Remarkables on Saturday (20 June), particularly as all lifts and the terrain parks will be open for season kick off.