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Fonterra Exits Joint Venture In India To Focus On Strategic Priorities

Fonterra today announced it will exit its investment in Britannia New Zealand Foods Pvt Ltd, a joint venture based in India, and pass its stake to partner Britannia Ltd as it no longer fits the company's strategic priorities.

Fatal Crashes - Deceased Named

Fatal Crashes - Deceased Named

Waitemat Police have released the names of the deceased who died in five separate road crashes in the District at Anzac Weekend. They are:

Saturday 25 April 2009:

Paul Leonard WORTERS: Male - Aged 45 years Resident of Auckland

Jail For Threatening Officer

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Threatening a police officer and his daughter has earned an unemployed Stratford man a jail sentence.

Update On Swine Flu

There are still no known cases of swine flu in the Bay of Plenty or Lakes district. Of the 56 people being monitored for suspected swine flu in New Zealand, five are in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHB regions.

Psychiatrist Wins Appeal Over Claim For Damages

Auckland, April 28 NZPA - A psychiatrist whose patient died after an attempted suicide has won an appeal against a High Court decision allowing the dead man's parents to sue him for damages.

Unnecessary Abortion A Warning - NZMA

Unnecessary Abortion A Warning - NZMA

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A Wellington woman's unnecessary abortion after a misread ultrasound highlights the risks of using overseas medical services whose abilities are unknown, the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) says.

Man Fined $5000 For Possession Of 275 Paua

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A Porirua man who had 275 paua in his freezers was fined $5000 when he pleaded guilty to their possession in Porirua District Court today.

Basic Hygiene Could Do Much To Alleviate Pandemic

Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Basic hygiene is the best protection people can adopt to protect themselves from influenza.

That's the message from health professionals in the wake of an outbreak of swine flu which has claimed almost 150 lives in Mexico.

Old Waimakariri Bridge To Remain Closed To Vehicles Until Tomorrow

Old Waimakariri Bridge To Remain Closed To Vehicles Until Tomorrow

The Old Waimakariri Bridge will remain closed to motorists until a full assessment can be carried out tomorrow morning. The bridge was closed this morning due to concerns over the high flow level caused by heavy rain upstream.

Festival Of Colour Launches With Grahame Sydney Preview

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (April 28, 2009) - The third Festival of Colour launched officially last night to an audience of patrons, sponsors and benefactors with a special preview of Grahame Sydney's new documentary, Dreaming of El Dorado: the Old Dunstan Road.