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Police Given Deadline For Manslaughter Decision

Police Given Deadline For Manslaughter Decision

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - Police have got six days to decide whether they want to pursue a manslaughter charge against a boyracer who has admitted killing the mother of ACT political candidate Aaron Keown -- a crash that triggered his campaign for harsher sentences.

Security Guard Given Community Service For Health Board Thefts

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - A security guard who pilfered items from the Canterbury District Health Board offices he was protecting has been given a sentence of community work and supervision.

Auckland Airport's Green Strategy Now Just A Touch Away

Auckland Airport's Green Strategy Now Just A Touch Away

When it comes to energy and water conservation matters, the writing is definitely on the wall at Auckland Airport's brand new international pier. And it's all controlled by the touch of a finger.

Defence Attacks Crown Case In Reid Trial

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - The case against Liam James Reid was "by no means overwhelming -- it creaks and groans and comes apart at the seams", his lawyer said in his closing address to the jury on day 16 of his murder trial.

Protection And Security For Workers Timely

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming initiatives announced today to give workers more security as the economy slows.

CTU president Helen Kelly said a job search allowance helps to deal with the immediate impact of job losses, and workers would value it.

Government Commitment To Te Aute College & Hukarere Girls' College

The future of Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls' College, New Zealand's pre-eminent Maori boarding schools, will be enhanced following a commitment by the Minister of Finance and Minister of Maori Affairs.

Farmers Recognised For Dam Good Job

Farmers Recognised For Dam Good Job

Federated Farmers today congratulated a group of South Canterbury pioneers who have been recognised for a dam project that has enabled significant areas to be put into production creating new jobs and wealth for the region.

New Zealander Awarded Whisky 'Knighthood'

New Zealander Awarded Whisky 'Knighthood'

A New Zealander has been awarded the whisky equivalent of a knighthood.

Michael Fraser Milne was made a Keeper of the Quaich in a ceremony in Scotland last week.

NZ Lotteries Announces Record Lottery Grants Transfer Of $156.8 Million In 2007/2008

NZ Lotteries Announces Record Lottery Grants Transfer Of $156.8 Million In 2007/2008

NZ Lotteries has announced a new record transfer to the NZ Lottery Grants Board of $156.8 million for the 2007/2008 financial year, $9.3 million more than last year, NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay, said today.

Aquaflow And US Refinery Leader UOP Join Forces On Renewable Fuels

Aquaflow And US Refinery Leader UOP Join Forces On Renewable Fuels

30 October 2008 - New Zealand-based Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and United States-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in two spheres.