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Telco Workers Picket Telecom AGM

Telco Workers Picket Telecom AGM

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members picketed Telecom's AGM in Wellington this morning to protest the company's refusal to properly fund its contractor Transfield - a move that puts at risk the job security of 1400 workers nationwide.

Owner Fined For Starving And Dumping Dog

Christchurch, Oct 2 NZPA - Fines totalling $3800 for starving and dumping a dog on a snowy night have been imposed in a case described by counsel for the SPCA as "at the extreme end of appalling animal treatment".

John Barlow Parole Hearing Next Month

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Convicted double killer John Barlow is due for a parole hearing next month, as he also awaits an appeal hearing granted by the Privy Council in London.

New Heart Scanners Gratefully Received In Wellington

New Heart Scanners Gratefully Received In Wellington

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Staff at the Capital and Coast District Health Board are praising the addition of four new echo machines which have just gone into service at Wellington Hospital.

Fire Safety Officers Invesitage Suspicious Fire

Auckland, Oct 2 NZPA - Fire safety officers and police are this morning examining an Auckland boarding house which went up in flames last night forcing the 16 residents to flee.

New Chief Executive For Embattled Whanganui DHB

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - A new chief executive officer has been appointed to the troubled Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB).

Man Injured By Falling Tree

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - A 38-year-old Levin forestry worker was airlifted to Wellington Hospital today after being injured by a falling tree.

The man was cutting down a tree at Waikanae when a strong gust of wind blew it towards him, trapping his leg.

Horizons Revisiting Proposed Land Rules

Horizons Revisiting Proposed Land Rules

2 October 2008 - Horizons Regional Council is revisiting parts of its proposed One Plan resource management document dealing with land-related issues, during a break in the submissions hearing process.

Stroke Nearly Killed Me: Ray Columbus

By Ian Stuart of NZPA

Auckland, Oct 2 NZPA - Veteran Kiwi entertainer Ray Columbus says he came close to death after a stroke earlier this year.

Drunk Driver Jailed After Trying To Buy More Alcohol

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - A Taranaki drunk driver who walked into a liquor store at 10.30am to buy more liquor has been jailed.

The store owner was so worried about how drunk Ross Stuart Walter Andrews was that he took his car keys and called police.