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Bank Robber Admits Charges But Loot Still Missing

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A man who got away with over $70,000 in the armed robbery of a New Plymouth bank has pleaded guilty, but nearly $30,000 remains missing.

Tarts for Tea this Mother's Day at SKYCITY

This Mother’s Day, there is an irreverent alternative to the usual card-flowers-chocolate triumvirate that is typically showered on the nation’s mums.

Misread Ultrasound Results In Abortion

Misread Ultrasound Results In Abortion

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - An Australian specialist has been criticised for misreading an ultrasound that resulted in the wrongful abortion of a Wellington woman's baby.

Reaction To Swine Flu Response Mixed

Reaction To Swine Flu Response Mixed

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Reaction to health officials response time in dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak in New Zealand is mixed.

More than 100 people in Mexico have died of the flu and experts fear it could become a pandemic.

Swine Flu No Threat To Pig Herd Supplying Transplant Tissue: LCT

Swine Flu No Threat To Pig Herd Supplying Transplant Tissue: LCT

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A New Zealand biotech company that raises pigs for tissue transplantation into humans, says the spread of swine flu is not a threat to his herd.

Pandemic Feared But Modern Medicine Should Control -- Scientists

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Scientists fear the swine flu virus could cause a pandemic, but say modern medicine will control its effects.

Suspected swine flu cases are being monitored nationwide, including in Auckland, Hamilton, Nelson, Canterbury and Otago.

Woman Tells How She Feared Death At Hands Of Attacker

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A Wairarapa real estate agent feared she would die when a man posing as a potential buyer throttled her.

"I thought at the time someone was going to find my body on that floor and my kids wouldn't have a mum any more," Kelly McIsaac said last night.

Suspected Flu Cases Reported Around The Country

Suspected Flu Cases Reported Around The Country

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - Suspected swine flu cases were being reported around the country late tonight as health authorities waited for test results on the potentially deadly virus.

Health Minister Tony Ryall confirmed that cases were being monitored in Hamilton, Nelson and Otago.

Authorities Prepare For Worst As Swine Flu Death Toll Rises

Authorities Prepare For Worst As Swine Flu Death Toll Rises

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - As the death toll in Mexico from swine flu cases climbs to more than 100, New Zealand health authorities are preparing for a pandemic.

Trial Aborted Because Of Judge's Flu Concerns

Trial Aborted Because Of Judge's Flu Concerns

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - A trial was aborted in Wellington District Court today because a judge, who had flown back from the United States at the weekend, was concerned about her flu symptoms.