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Crown Alleges Woman Was Smothered With Pillow

Christchurch, Nov 3 NZPA - The crown alleges a man used a pillow to smother his elderly sister while she slept under medication at her home seven years ago.

Marmite Grows A Mo This Movember!

Marmite Grows A Mo This Movember!

Marmite will become Mo-mite this Movember, as the iconic New Zealand brand takes on the massive task of re-naming and re-labelling itself in support of the popular fundraising initiative.

Gastro Bug Appears In Retreat But Precautionary Measures Continue On Campus

A few new cases of gastroenteritis have come to light this morning but staff are optimistic that infection levels from the bug that has affected 150 students at Massey's Manawatu Campus are down in response to the measures put in place.

Auckland City Council's Credit Rating Announced

Standard and Poor's have confirmed the council's long-term credit rating at AA.

Standard and Poor's said that the council's rating reflected our strong cash-operating surplus and low-risk operations.

Freezing Worker Murder Trial Gets Under Way

Christchurch, Nov 3 NZPA - Fourteen lawyers lined up in the High Court at Christchurch this morning for the start of the trial of six Timaru men accused of murdering freezing worker Wayne Kerry Bray.

No Decision Yet On Homicide Heroin Charge

Christchurch, Nov 3 NZPA - The scientific test results are in but it will be late December before it becomes clear whether a woman will face a homicide charge over an alleged heroin manufacturing operation in which her husband died.

Organic Sector Joins Cool New Zealand Call

Organic Sector Joins Cool New Zealand Call

3 NOVEMBER 2008 - Organics Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to be a partner in the CoOL New Zealand country of origin labeling campaign launched today, saying that Kiwis should be given the same information about the food on supermarket shelves as our Australian cousins.

Council Recognises Maori Wardens' Role In Community Safety

Waitakere City Council has recognised the contribution Maori wardens play in community safety with the official launch of year-long contract with them to patrol the city's town centres.

Progressive Supports Fire Safety - Not Fireworks

Rather than sell fireworks, Progressive Enterprises is teaming up with the New Zealand Fire Service to improve fire awareness.

This follows on from a decision taken after last year's Guy Fawkes Day by Progressive Managing Director Peter Smith.

Wages Rises Needed In Difficult Times

Wage statistics out today show a modest rise, but the employment figures confirm that the number of jobs in the economy is shrinking, said Peter Conway, Council of Trade Unions Economist.