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SPCA Slams Industry Response To MAF Hen Welfare Study

SPCA Slams Industry Response To MAF Hen Welfare Study

5 May 2009 - The Royal New Zealand SPCA has dismissed as misleading and disingenuous, claims from the Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand that crowding layer hens together in battery cages has been vindicated by a MAF survey.

Where Is The Public Outrage At The Everyday Rape Of Our Children?

5 MAY 2009 - Collective silence enables child sex offenders to continue to sexually abuse our children without interruption.

Visitors Bring More Than Love To Prison Family Day

5 May 2009 - A checkpoint screening visitors to the family open day at Tongariro-Rangipo prison in the weekend caught out a few people trying to smuggle contraband in.

Student's Moving Artwork Wins Defence Poster Competition

5 May 2009 - A poignant poster about her koro matua (great-grandfather) who served in the 28th (Maori) Battalion has won Dahnyelle Rogan, 12, of Palmerston North, first prize in Operation Anzac Spirit, a competition run by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

Media Update On Health Response To Influenza A (H1N1) Threat

Media Update On Health Response To Influenza A (H1N1) Threat

5 May 2009 - Lakes and Bay of Plenty DHBs report that there are currently two suspected cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in isolation and eight contacts (with no symptoms) in quarantine in the two districts.

Butter And Cheese Thief Sentenced

Wellington, May 5 NZPA - A man who stole nearly $53,000 worth of butter and cheese from a Palmerston North company was sentenced today.

Donald Laurence George Fraser, 32, was sentenced to five months' community detention and 250 hours' community work in Palmerston North District Court.

Trial Told Of Margaret Bain's "New Age" Ideas

Trial Told Of Margaret Bain's "New Age" Ideas

Christchurch, May 5 NZPA - David Bain's mother Margaret had "new age" ideas and believed she was related to famous people in previous lives, a witness has told the Bain murder trial.

The famous people included Winston Churchill and "emperors in Egypt".

Refocusing Our Aid - Will The Poor Be Lost From View?

5 May 2009 - Catholic aid and development agency Caritas is deeply disappointed that the government has reintegrated government aid agency NZAID back into the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry, and shifted its prime focus from poverty elimination to sustainable economic growth.

Alleged Hospital Gunman Makes Court Appearance

Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The man accused of pulling a gun on a doctor at Tauranga Hospital was remanded in custody after appearing in Tauranga District Court today.

The 36-year-old was granted interim name suppression which will expire at 4pm on Thursday.

Transforming Tamaki Through Collaboration

Transforming Tamaki Through Collaboration

5 May 2009 - Auckland City Council along with central government agencies today announced plans to significantly develop the Tamaki area.