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Father Christmas Is On His Way

Father Christmas Is On His Way

5 December 2008 - Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, 13 December to make an appearance at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

Family, Friends And Colleagues Remember In Perpignan

5 December 2008 - More than 20 family and friends together with Air New Zealand and government support teams gathered on Canet Beach this afternoon to remember the five New Zealanders and two German pilots tragically lost in the Airbus A320 accident last Thursday, 27 November (French time).

CTU Says No Need For Large ACC Levy Increases

CTU Says No Need For Large ACC Levy Increases

5 December 2008 - The Council of Trade Unions says that the government should push out the deadline on the 1999 decision to fully fund the ACC scheme to 2019, instead of trying to meet all the costs by 2014. This would remove the need for major increases in ACC levies.

Two Climbers Retrieved, One Deceased

5 December 2008 - The Alpine Rescue team managed to airlift one climber off Mt Cook at 6am this morning however the second man retrieved an hour later was already deceased. Families in Japan have been notified.

More Road Closures At Welcome Bay Next Week

5 December 2008 - A section of the Welcome Bay Roundabout, the northern end of Welcome Bay Road, and Ohauiti Road at the intersection of Welcome Bay Road will all be closed overnight this week as part of on the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) project to signalise the Welcome Bay and Maungatap

Kebab Puncher Sent To Prison For Nine Months

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - A man who punched two people eating kebabs in unprovoked attacks on Wellington's Cuba Street has been jailed for nine months.

Tamihere Denied Parole For Eighth Time

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Convicted double murderer David Tamihere has been denied parole for the eighth time.

Tamihere, who is now 55, has spent nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted for the murders of Swedish tourists Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakkonen in 1990.

Commercial Drivers Urged Not To Dice With Death To Meet Christmas Deadlines

Commercial Drivers Urged Not To Dice With Death To Meet Christmas Deadlines

5 December 2008 - With rising freight demands in the lead up to Christmas, commercial drivers could be at risk of fatigue if they push themselves too hard to meet deadlines.

Petrol Price Falls Again At BP

Petrol Price Falls Again At BP

5 December 2008 - The price of petrol fell again today with BP decreasing the price by a further 4 cents per litre.

Tamihere Denied Parole For Eighth Time

Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA - Convicted double murderer David Tamihere has been denied parole for an eighth time.

The Parole Board released its latest decision today after a hearing on November 20.