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Independent Report Clears Nzcare Of Allegations Of Inappropriate Training

NZCare has welcomed an independent report that has cleared the organisation of allegations that its intimate support training instructed staff to masturbate the people they support.

Six Inmates Appear In Court Over Faavae Murder

Six Inmates Appear In Court Over Faavae Murder

Auckland, April 2 NZPA - Five Auckland prison inmates appeared in court today charged with the murder of fellow inmate, Tue Faavae.

The men, who were given interim name suppression were remanded in custody to reappear in the North Shore District Court on April 20.

Workplace Illness Cost $2 Billion A Year: Study

Workplace Illness Cost $2 Billion A Year: Study

Wellington, April 2 NZPA - The cost of illness to New Zealand employers is likely to be $2 billion a year across the whole workforce, or more than $1500 per employee, a new study has found.

Couple Fined $12,000 For Illegal Additions To House

Auckland, April 2 NZPA - An Auckland council today said it was pleased with the $12,000 fine handed down to a couple who carried out extensive building work without getting building consent.

New Zealanders Are Becoming Less Religious, Survey Shows

2 April 2009 - There has been a sharp rise in the number of New Zealanders with no religious affiliation, new research shows.

Couple Cop Fine For Illegal Building Work

2 APRIL 2009 - A Manukau couple has been fined a total of $12,000 for carrying out extensive building works without a building consent.

Property owners Mr Macsood Hussain and Mrs Sudheshni Chetty pleaded guilty at the Manukau District Court to offences under the Building Act.

Shoelace And Belt Unlocked Prison Van, Court Told

Wellington, April 2 NZPA - A shoelace and a belt were used to override the locking system on a moving police van, allowing two prisoners to escape, a court has been told.

Northland Project Another Step Forward

Northland Project Another Step Forward

2 APRIL 2009 - The recently announced Northland AMA project is further recognition of the benefits aquaculture can potentially provide to the economy and the regions hosting the sector.

Cyclone Bola Still Making Its Mark After 21 Years

2 April 2009 - Twenty one years after New Zealand's most devastating cyclone struck the country, the effects of Cyclone Bola are still with the East Coast of the North Island.

Possum Trapper Winched To Safety By Air Force Helcopter

2 APRIL 2009 - A Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopter was involved in the rescue of a possum trapper suspected of cyanide poisoning during the early hours of this morning. The trapper was in Te Urewera National Park near Murupara when he took ill.