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Drainage Company Fined After Worker Death In Nelson

13 OCT 2008 - A construction company has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay $45,000 in reparations following the death of an employee during work at a Nelson subdivision.

Labour's Universal Student Allowance Just What The Country Needs!

13 OCT 2008 - Tertiary students throughout the country are celebrating today following Prime Minister Helen Clark's announcement that Labour will deliver a universal living allowance for all full time students should they be in a position to form the next government following election day.

It's Not Just About Tax Cuts - Family First Releases Policy Check List

13 OCT 2008 - Family First NZ says the upcoming election is not just about taxation, and have released family policies which they are encouraging voters and families to check against the policies of each political party.

Company Fined After Worker Killed In Trench Collapse

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A construction company has been fined and ordered to pay $80,000 after an employees died when a trench collapsed on him.

Outdoor Pokies Case Reaches High Court

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A Wellington pub's decision to set up smoker-friendly outdoor pokie machines reached the court today, with the Department for Internal Affairs asking for advice on how the move affects the pub's licence.

More Than $4.5m Spent On Sex Charges Against Police Officers

More Than $4.5m Spent On Sex Charges Against Police Officers

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - More than $4.5 million was spent on investigating allegations of sexual violation by police officers against Louise Nicholas and others.

'Must Be Won' Explained

'Must Be Won' Explained

13 October 2008 - For only the fourth time in NZ Lotteries' history, a 'Must Be Won' draw has been called for Powerball this weekend.

Armed Police Surround Courthouse

Greymouth, Oct 13 NZPA - Armed police surrounded the Greymouth courthouse this morning as the depositions hearing got under way into the murder of Korean backpacker Jae Hyeon Kim.

Placement Of Fingerprints Described At Murder Trial

Placement Of Fingerprints  Described At Murder Trial

Christchurch, Oct 13 NZPA - Two fingerprints found on the outside of Emma Agnew's car were a match for Liam James Reid but the defence at his murder trial has suggested they got there when he was reading a for sale sign in the car window.

Good Response To Call For Broadband Funding Applications

13 October 2008 - The Ministry of Economic Development has reported a strong response to the government's call for applications to the Broadband Investment Fund (BIF). Applications closed at the end of September.