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First Kiwi Chicks Released From The Pan Pac Kiwi Creche

The first two kiwi chicks were released from the Pan Pac Kiwi Creche and returned to the Hawke's Bay wilderness today, Friday 4 July 2008.

Transit Thanks Motorists

Transit Thanks Motorists

Transit New Zealand thanked the motorists of Auckland for their patience during the truck drivers' protest action this morning.

City Flows Returning To Normal

Auckland City Police overseeing the truck drivers' protest action this morning are anticipating the CBD - in particular Queen St - will have normal traffic flows by about 11.30.

Operation Duke Update.

Waikato Police hope an early guilty plea in a Matamata - Piako murder case will bring closure for the victim's family.

Scammers On The Make

Scammers On The Make

Police in Auckland have had several reports of Asian small business owners being burgled after receiving 'phone calls telling them to leave their business premise and go to their nearest Police station to collect a large parcel.

No Evidence Of Widespread Failure Of Maternity Care -- NZMA

Publicity about the death of a baby during labour in Wellington is decreasing public confidence in the quality of maternity care in New Zealand, says the New Zealand Medical Association.

Prisoners Escape From Lower Hutt District Court

Prisoners Escape From Lower Hutt District Court

3 July 2008 - At approximately 4pm this afternoon two men appearing on burglary charges escaped from Police at the Lower Hutt District Court.

Police are currently carrying out enquiries to find the two men who overpowered a Police prisoner escort officer. No injuries occurred.

Quick Actions Result In Robbery Capture

Quick Actions Result In Robbery Capture

3 July 2008 - Quick actions by bank and police staff resulted in the swift capture of a man sought for the robbery of the Westpac Bank in Petone this morning.

Salvation Army Welcomes Boost For Struggling Families

3 July 2008 - Increased help for some of the most vulnerable families in society is a positive step forward, says The Salvation Army.

Working For Families Brings Necessary Reduction In Child Poverty

3 JULY 2008 - Figures released today show Working for Families has brought a necessary reduction in child poverty and improved circumstances for a substantial number of New Zealand children.