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Formula SAE Team Launches Most Advanced Race Car Yet

The lightest, gutsiest formula-one style race car ever engineered at The University of Auckland is ready to hit the tarmac in Australia next month.

Kakapo Lee Regains Health At Auckland Zoo

Lee, a male kakapo suffering from weight loss and toxic levels of lead in his system, is now fighting fit and ready to return to the wild after a two-month stay at Auckland Zoo's New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM).

Teacher Denies Any Sexual Connotations In Games With Boys

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - An Invercargill schoolteacher has denied doing indecent acts with two former pupils.

ESR Scientist Cross-Examined Over Reid DNA Results

ESR Scientist Cross-Examined Over Reid DNA Results

Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - An ESR scientist has told the High Court in Christchurch she used a low copy number DNA analysis technique for some tests in the trial of Liam James Reid because some of the samples were so small.

Young Witness Tells Court Of Violence Towards Nia Glassie

Rotorua, Oct 23 NZPA - A young witness in the Nia Glassie murder trial, who gave harrowing evidence of regular cruelty inflicted on the three year old, was warned by the alleged persecutors not to tell anyone what she had seen.

Man Jailed Three Years For Stupifying, Molesting Step-Daughter

Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - A Wellington man, sentenced to three years jail today for drugging and sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, had previous convictions for having sex with a minor in 1992.

Youth Worker Convicted Of Underage Sex, Named

Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - Former Child, Youth and Family youth worker Ralph Lindsay Brunie is in custody after a Christchurch District Court jury convicted him of having sex with a 15-year-old girl in the department's care and grooming her for sex.

Civil Defence Exercise Tests Eruption Of Mt Ruapehu

Civil Defence Exercise Tests Eruption Of Mt Ruapehu

23 October 2008 - The Coromandel is in safe hands. At least that is the outcome of a recent emergency planning exercise involving the scenario of choking ash from an eruption at Mt Ruapehu.

Waikato Presence For Ethnic Affairs

23 October 2008 - A higher profile for ethnic issues and greater support for ethnic communities, in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region, will result from the opening of the regional office of the Office of Ethnic Affairs in Hamilton today, says the Department of Internal Affairs.

Herceptin May Be On Horizon For NZ Women

Herceptin May Be On Horizon For NZ Women

23 October 2008 - John Key's announcement today that a National-led government will fund 12 months of Herceptin could bring immeasurable relief to women and their families affected by early stage HER2 positive breast cancer.