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Old Is In At SBS Antique To Retro Show

Old Is In At SBS Antique To Retro Show

12 December 2008 - It is often said that those with Alzheimer's can remember what happened 50 years ago far more clearly than something that happened five minutes ago, so it is apt that the Nelson Alzheimer's Society is the chosen charity of the 2009 SBS Antique to Retro Show.

BNZ Set To Close Branch In Invercargill -- Reduction In Customer Service Inevitable

BNZ Set To Close Branch In Invercargill -- Reduction In Customer Service Inevitable

12 December 2008 - The BNZ is proposing to close its Dee Street branch in Invercargill; a move that bank workers' union Finsec says is unnecessary and will result in decreased customer service.

Worlds Press Condemns Travel Restrictions On Arab Journalists

Worlds Press Condemns Travel Restrictions On Arab Journalists

Beirut, Lebanon, 11 December 2008

Masport Dispute Settles

Masport Dispute Settles

12 December 2008 - Striking EPMU and Moulders Union members at Masport Foundries Ltd have voted to accept an improved pay offer from the company and will be returning to work on Monday.

Problem Gambling Foundation Stretches Science To Justify Irresponsible Link To Death Of Baby Nia Glassie

Problem Gambling Foundation Stretches Science To Justify Irresponsible Link To Death Of Baby Nia Glassie

12 December 2008 - In recent days the Problem Gambling Foundation has referred to a `recent' overseas study to justify its assertion that the Nia Glassie death is somehow linked to problem gambling - because her mother was observed to spend time at a Rotorua gaming venue.

$300,000 Theft From Clients Puts Accountant In Jail

Wellington, Dec 12 NZPA - A former Invercargill accountant has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years' jail for stealing more than $300,000 from his clients.

Jury Still Out On Tagger Killing Case

Auckland, Dec 11 NZPA - A jury have not yet reached a verdict into the death of a 15-year-old tagger after deliberating for almost 11 hours, on the fourth day of a High Court trial in Auckland today.

Jury Retires To Consider Verdict In Toddler's Murder Trial

Jury Retires To Consider Verdict In Toddler's Murder Trial

Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The jury has retired to deliberate the verdict in the trial of a group of men charged with murdering Wanganui toddler Jhia Te Tua.

Napier Man Jailed After Using 13-year-old Nephew In Robbery

Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - A 33-year-old Napier man was jailed yesterday after attempting to rob a bottle store last year with his 13-year-old nephew in tow.

47-Year-Old Cold Case Finally Closed

Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - A 16-year-old Wellington typist who disappeared 47 years ago has officially been pronounced dead today.

Wendy Mayes has not been since September 1961 when she went to meet a man named John Maltby at a cafe about modelling work.