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Release Of 2009/12 National Land Transport Programme

The NZ Transport Agency will release details of a multi-billion dollar investment in New Zealand's land transport network on Thursday morning (27 August).

Woman Fined For Throwing Kitten

Woman Fined For Throwing Kitten

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - A Nelson woman who broke her kitten's leg when she threw it at her boyfriend's car has been fined $200.

Felicity Kate O'Brien, 18, admitted a charge of cruelty to an animal when she appeared in Nelson District Court, The Nelson Mail reported.

Canadian Tourist Admits Causing Head-On Crash

Canadian Tourist Admits Causing Head-On Crash

Christchurch, Aug 26 NZPA - Canadian university professor Keith Lehrer -- in New Zealand to deliver a lecture series -- has admitted causing a crash near Kaikoura when he switched to driving on the right.

Rally To Rev Up Auckland

Rally To Rev Up Auckland

Auckland has won the rights to host next year's Rally New Zealand, the local round of the FIA World Rally Championship, as well as two subsequent events.

This much-loved motorsport event draws a huge following from drivers and their teams, spectators, and the international media.

Pharmac To Fund New Drug For Hypertension Sufferers

Pharmac To Fund New Drug For Hypertension Sufferers

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Pharmac will fund a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which it says will significantly improve quality and length of life for sufferers.

Pharmac said Bosentan was now available along with other PAH treatments Sildenafil and Iloprost.

Dunedin Occupational Therapist Scoops Fulbright Award

Dr Linda Wilson has become New Zealand's first ever occupational therapist to be awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Taking The Lead In A Growing Industry

The Young Horticulturist competition is in its fifth year. Previous winners have included two viticulturists, a fruit export manager and a tree nursery sales manager.

Cadbury Dairy Milk To Go Fairtrade In 2010

Cadbury Dairy Milk To Go Fairtrade In 2010

Cadbury New Zealand and Fairtrade Labelling Australia & New Zealand today announced plans for Cadbury Dairy Milk® to achieve Fairtrade Certification by Easter 2010.

Murder Trial Of Alleged Drug Dealer Begins

Murder Trial Of Alleged Drug Dealer Begins

Auckland, Aug 26 NZPA - An Auckland-based Iranian drug dealer who was robbed by a client in March last year murdered the client two days later with the help of two others, a High Court jury has been told.

Two More Charged Over Alleged Passport Scam

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Two more people have been charged over the alleged sale of fake passports to Pacific Island overstayers.

The duo appeared in Manukau District Court today with the scam's alleged ringleader Gerard Otimi.