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Laws Defends Contempt Charge

Laws Defends Contempt Charge

Broadcaster Michael Laws today defended himself in a contempt of court charge heard at the Wanganui District Court today.

$25 Million Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets

$25 Million Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets

In the four years since New Zealand Customs Service Drug Detector dogs have been trained to detect pseudoephedrine, they have found over 100kg. This amount of precursor would have been used to make approximately $25 million worth of crystal methamphetamine.

Edgeware Community Facilities

26 June 2008 - Community and council representatives will join forces to explore options for the future of the former Edgeware Pool site and the provision of community facilities in the wider Edgeware area.

Obesity Action Coalition Welcomes Proposed Tightening Of Advertising Rules

26 June 2008 - The Obesity Action Coalition is welcoming a proposed measure in the Public Health Bill that would allow the Ministry of Health to regulate against advertising unhealthy foods if a code of practice is ignored.

PSA Negotiates Settlement With Department Of Labour

26 June 2008 - A PSA-led negotiating team has reached a settlement in its collective agreement negotiations with the Department of Labour and all industrial action by department staff is being withdrawn.

Save The Children Thanks All Blacks

26 JUNE 2008 - Save the Children New Zealand acknowledges the valuable contribution made by the All Blacks and the New Zealand Rugby Union during the time that we have been the Official Charity of the All Blacks.

Police Officers Desperate Bid To Save Fatal Fire Victim

26 June 2008 - Kapiti police officers smashed their way into a burning Paraparaumu house overnight in a desperate but unsuccessful attempt to save a woman from a fatal fire.

Fire At City Premises

26 June 2008 - Police are investigating a fire at a city clothing distribution house but are unable to get access yet until it is cleared by Fire Service.

Drug Foundation Launches Volatile Substances Guide For Retailers

26 June 2008 - The New Zealand Drug Foundation today launched a guide for retailers on managing the sale of volatile substances.

Federation Elects New Board

26 June 2008 - Federated Farmers of New Zealand has elected a new board at its annual conference in Christchurch today.

The new president is Don Nicolson, a Southland sheep and beef farmer. He has taken over the leadership role following the retirement of Charlie Pedersen.