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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.

Pork Safe To Eat, Pig Farmers Say

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - Consumers should not be put off eating pork because swine flu is not spread through food, the pork industry said today.

Psychologist Accused Of Misconduct Challenges Disciplinary Body

Wellington, April 27 NZPA - A South Island psychologist facing professional misconduct charges before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, challenged its jurisdiction when his hearing opened today.

Top Jobs Change In A Special Ceremony At The Naval Base

Top Jobs Change In A Special Ceremony At The Naval Base

A very special ceremony to mark the Change of Command of Chief of Navy and the Maritime Component Commander will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday 30 April at the Devonport Naval Base.

Ring First, Says College Of GPs

Ring First, Says College Of GPs

College president and Meadowbank GP Dr Jonathan Fox said today if a patient with flu-like symptoms turned up in a crowded waiting room, there was immediate risk the virus would spread.

AA Tourism Launches Photo Competition For Tertiary Students

AA Tourism Launches Photo Competition For Tertiary Students

The AA has today launched Capture New Zealand, its first ever photo competition for New Zealand tertiary students.

Update On Influenza

Anyone suffering flu-like symptoms who has travelled from Mexico, and other parts of Central or North America over the past two weeks, should stay at home and phone their doctor for medical advice immediately.

Workers Gather To Remember Dead Colleagues, Fight For The Living

International Workers Memorial Day, honouring all those killed, injured or diseased as a result of their work, will be marked tomorrow at services and rallies around New Zealand.

Federated Farmers Steps Up Drought Support For Hawke's Bay

Federated Farmers Steps Up Drought Support For Hawke's Bay

"Federated Farmers is committed to helping all drought-stricken Hawke's Bay farmers through it's 0800 drought line (0800 376 844)," said Kevin Mitchell, Federated Farmers' Hawke's Bay president.