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Save Kapiti Petition

A petition has been launched aimed at saving Kapiti from the worst effects of the government's two options for pushing a four-lane expressway through the district.

New Zealand Cyclist Supporting Chicago's Green Games Bid

Olympic mountain biker Kashi Leuchs leaves for Chicago this week as one of only a handful of international athletes invited to participate in Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Waikato Police Appeal For Information On Aggravated Robberies

Waikato Police Appeal For Information On Aggravated Robberies

Western Waikato Police are seeking the public's assistance as they work to establish if two aggravated robberies in the Waipa District on Saturday night are linked?

Detective Bill Crowe of the Cambridge CIB said the descriptions of the offenders in the robberies were similar.

Snooping Supervisor Sacked For Looking At Patient Medical Files

Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - A snooping supervisor has been fired from Hutt Hospital for "inappropriately" looking up patient records.

Drunk Cop Driver Two Times Over Legal Alcohol Limit

Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - A senior police officer stopped for driving erratically after leaving a police bar was so drunk he had to lean on his car to support himself, according to court documents.

Ex-Boarder Relieved Not To Have Moved Back Into Horror House

Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - Christchurch woman Sala Flutey is relieved she didn't take up a couple's offer to board with them -- the wife is now dead and the husband accused of her murder.

Two women's bodies were found under a Wainoni, Christchurch, house on Friday.

Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Reveals

There is clear evidence that small amounts of fluoride, at or near levels  purposely added to many water supplies, present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the National Research Council’s (NRC) first-ever published review of the fluoride/thyroid literature.(A)

Stroke Awareness Week Targets High Blood Pressure

Stroke Awareness Week Targets High Blood Pressure

Wellington, Sept 6 NZPA - The Stroke Foundation is offering free blood pressure tests as part of Stroke Awareness Week, which begins tomorrow.

First Body From Murder House Undergoes Post Mortem Exam

Wellington, Sept 6 NZPA - One of two women's bodies found under a Christchurch house is undergoing a post mortem examination today, police say.

Home Injuries Take 11 Marlborough Lives Last Year

Latest statistics from ACC provide shocking evidence that New Zealanders are not taking home safety seriously. Last year more than 650,000 people were injured in their homes and 573 of those people died as a result.