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Guilty Plea To Burglary Gone Wrong

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - Brett Peter Kerr has admitted a burglary-gone-wrong at a Prebbleton where he was found apparently dazed from a fall.

Former Australian Solicitor In Custody For Dishonesty

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A judge wants to know why a man was struck off as a solicitor in Australia, before he sentences him for four dishonesty offences committed in Christchurch.

Catholic Church Urges Social Distancing At Mass, Communion

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - New Zealand's Catholic bishops have issued hygiene recommendations for church services in preparation for a swine flu pandemic.

Name Suppression Lapses For Murder Accused

Auckland, April 30 NZPA - A man charged with a murder in suburban Auckland earlier this month can now be named.

Preston Cole Rameka, 28, was charged with murder following the discovery of the body of Terrance Carl Finch, 55, at a property in Aveline Place, Glen Innes, on April 15.

Waitaki Trust Drops Legal Challenge Against Meridian

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Waitaki Protection Trust has dropped its legal challenge to state-owned electricity generator Meridian's hydro development in the Waimate district.

Officials Finalising Details Of Flu Assessment Centre

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - Health authorities are working on setting up a specialised influenza assessment centre outside of Auckland's international airport.

The centre would provide space and facilities for those entering the country with flu symptoms to be checked out in isolation.

Swine Influenza Update 3

30 April 2009 - The four West Coast people who were associated with flight NZ 1 are still without any flu-like symptoms in home quarantine and are completing a course of Tamiflu. Their health continues to be monitored regularly while they are in quarantine.

Two Months To Keep Stock Out Of Tidal Areas

30 APRIL 2009 - Northland farmers have just two months left to meet a July deadline to keep stock out of the region's tidal areas.

Top Scholar To Study Teachers In Timor-leste

30 April 2009 - The role of teachers in reconciling a nation torn apart by conflict will be explored by University of Auckland Faculty of Education PhD student Ritesh Shah.

Banks Need To Open Books - Now!

30 April 2009 - "The Reserve Bank's 50 basis point reduction in the OCR today should be a small cause for joy but will customers get to share that joy?" asked Andrew Casidy, General Secretary of the bank workers' union Finsec.