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DHB Defrauder To Appeal Non-Parole Time

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - One of the men jailed last year for defrauding the Otago District Health Board of nearly $17 million plans to appeal the length of his non-parole period.

Angry Ex Jailed For Arson Attack

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A beneficiary has been jailed and ordered to pay $94,000 reparation for setting fire to her former partner's house .

On September 20 last year, Tania Crake, 40, crashed her car into the man's garage door.

Result From Fourth Test Unlikely, Ministry Says

Result From Fourth Test Unlikely, Ministry Says

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Ministry of Health says it is unlikely to get a result from the fourth flu sample sent to the WHO laboratory in Melbourne.

Genetic material in the sample was not of sufficient quality to obtain a meaningful result, the ministry said.

Tamiflu Over Counter Sales A Health Risk, Pharmacists Fear

Tamiflu Over Counter Sales A Health Risk, Pharmacists Fear

By Kevin Norquay of NZPA

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - Allowing Tamiflu to be sold direct to people who present at a pharmacy with flu symptoms undermines efforts to contain the illness, pharmacists say.

Label "Swine Flu" Gets Up The Nose Of World's Pig Farmers

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - New Zealand pig farmers have suffered collateral damage from the use of "swine flu" as a name for the epidemic influenza spreading out of Mexico.

Result From Fourth Test Unlikely, Health Ministry Says

Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Ministry of Health says it is unlikely to get a result from the fourth flu sample sent to the WHO laboratory in Melbourne .

Genetic material in the sample was not of sufficient quality to obtain a meaningful result, the ministry said.

Minister's Pre-Budget Statements Concern Students

Minister's Pre-Budget Statements Concern Students

Students are highly concerned with the Minister of Tertiary Education, Anne Tolley, who today has made worrying statements relating to Tertiary Education funding ahead of the Budget.

PHA Praises Health Officials' Response To Swine Flu

PHA Praises Health Officials' Response To Swine Flu

The Public Health Association (PHA) is praising the response of health officials to the Mexican swine flu.

Witness Queries Truth Of Laniet Bain's Stories

Witness Queries Truth Of Laniet Bain's Stories

Wellington, April 29 NZPA - A former teacher of David Bain's sister Laniet said he was not sure whether her stories, about giving birth to a black child and having it aborted, were true.

Half Million School Days Lost To Asthma Each Year

Half Million School Days Lost To Asthma Each Year

Wellington, April 29 NZPA - About 500,000 school days are lost each year due to asthma, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation says.

The foundation released new asthma figures today to illustrate the illness' "drastic impact" ahead of Asthma Awareness Week next week.