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Update 65 - Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu

Update 65 - Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu

New Zealand situation

The cumulative total of confirmed cases in New Zealand is now 19 up from 17 yesterday. The geographic locations of confirmed cases now includes Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hawke's Bay.

Mt Dobson Celebrates 30 Years With Free Skiing

Mt Dobson ski area has had the best 30th birthday present it could get - an early start to the season thanks to fantastic snow conditions.

Simunovich Defamation Case Continues In Supreme Court

Wellington, June 9 NZPA - A drawn out legal battle between Simunovich Fisheries and media organisations APN and TVNZ continued in the Supreme Court today.

Wellington Police Investigation Update

Inquiries are continuing into a complaint against a sitting Member of Parliament. Police in both Auckland and Wellington are investigating the allegations, which were made in Auckland.

Car Seen Speeding From Shooting Incident

Witnesses are helping police to piece together events in Palmerston North last night during which shots were fired. It is believed however that there are other witnesses who have yet to speak to police and people locally who clearly know what was behind the shooting.

Xue Stopped Hours After Crown Says He Killed Wife, Jury Told

Xue Stopped Hours After Crown Says He Killed Wife, Jury Told

Auckland, June 9 NZPA - A police officer has told of stopping Nai Yin Xue for erratic driving a few hours after the Crown says he strangled his wife.

Terence Logan said he saw Xue twice swerve suddenly on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway in the early hours of September 12, 2007.

Personal Grievance Awards Break Records

Personal Grievance Awards Break Records

9 June 2009 - Personal grievance awards broke records in 2008 in all directions, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern).

IHC Launches 2009 Art Awards With A Line-Up Of Top Judges

IHC Launches 2009 Art Awards With A Line-Up Of Top Judges

9 June 2009 - IHC is calling for entries for the IHC Telecom Art Awards 2009 - and has lined up four of New Zealand's top creative talents to judge the art works.

Share Burden Of Waterways Cleanup, Says Waikato Economist

9 JUNE 2009 - Continuing uncertainty about just who will pay to clean up the Waikato's waterways is hurting investment. That's the view of environmental economist Professor Frank Scrimgeour, who's also Dean of the University of Waikato Management School.

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals A Struggling Labour Market In Christchurch

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals A Struggling Labour Market In Christchurch

According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today, the employment prospects for job seekers in Christchurch remains unchanged as employers continue to place their decision making on hold in the third quarter of 2009.