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Student Competition To Ignite Anzac Spirit

Student Competition To Ignite Anzac Spirit

A day at with Navy, Army or Air Force are up for grabs as prizes in Operation ANZAC SPIRIT, a competition for Year 7 and 8 students, launched by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) today.

Take Part In Auckland Heritage Festival 2009

Auckland's unique natural, built and social heritage will once again be the focus of celebration during the Auckland Heritage Festival, which runs from 19 September to

4 October.

The festival programme will feature numerous events and activities across Auckland city.

Doctor Accused Of $1.3m Patient Scam

Auckland, March 10 NZPA - An Auckland doctor has denied claims he ran a "sophisticated and skilful" scam that earned him $1.3 million in taxpayer money.

Repeat Drink Driver Jailed For Hit And Run

Tauranga, March 10 NZPA - A repeat drink driver who hit a pedestrian on a crossing and left him for dead has been jailed for two years and four months.

Machete Wielding Drunk Teen Escapes Jail

Tauranga, March 10 NZPA- A Mount Maunganui teenager who went on drunken rampage with a machete should count himself lucky to avoid a prison sentence, a judge said yesterday.

Mother Of Blinded Prisoner Fears Another Attack May Kill Him

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A man blinded after being stabbed with a fork by a fellow inmate has been attacked again and his mother fears for his life.

The DDMA Chinese Consumer Sentiment Index(tm) Declines By 9 Points In February

The DDMA Chinese Consumer Sentiment Index(tm) Declines By 9 Points In February

45% of Chinese consumers reduced spending in February, an increase of 7% over January. Over 85% of consumers are now concerned about the outlook for the economy, while 26% of consumers are concerned about their own job security.

Sex Offender To Remain In NZ

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A young South African man convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old boy has escaped deportation.

Slain Man's Father Upset Barry Matthews Keeps His Job

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Paul Kuchenbecker is disillusioned that Corrections Department boss Barry Matthews has managed to keep his job despite presiding over a string of failures which ultimately led to his son's death.

Adventure Company To Fight Tourist Death Charges

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A Queenstown adventure company will fight charges relating to the drowning of a British tourist.

Emily Jordan, 21, died after becoming trapped between two rocks while riverboarding on the Kawarau River Gorge in April last year.