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Rural Land Price Slump: A Catalyst For Change?

The latest monthly figures show farm sales stand at just one-third of
the figure for last year, while the median farm price has dropped by nearly half.

Hoki Fishery Recovering Well

8 June 2009 - The Ministry of Fisheries has published the latest results of its scientific research programme and things are looking good for the hoki fishery.

Couple Fail In Bid For Compensation Over Death Of Baby

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - A couple have failed in their attempt to gain tens of thousands of dollars in compensation for the death of their baby son in foster care.

Louise and Craig Martin claimed Child, Youth and Family (CYF) breached its duty of care.

Schools Need More Support To Deal With Drugs

8 June 2009 - Secondary schools are not getting the support they need when it comes to dealing with students with drug problems.

The media spotlight on the use of drug dogs in Wellington secondary schools highlights this, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says.

Name Suppression Lifted For Murder Accused

Rotorua, June 8 NZPA - Name suppression has been lifted for a Wanganui man accused of murdering Turangi man James Samuel Galloway.

Third Chair Maker Fined For `Made In NZ' Claims

Third Chair Maker Fined For `Made In NZ' Claims

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - Another office furniture company has been fined for falsely claiming that two models of office chairs were made in New Zealand.

Partnership Model Agreed As Best Future For Agresearch And Lincoln University

Partnership Model Agreed As Best Future For Agresearch And Lincoln University

8 June 2009 - Three months of investigation by Crown Research Institute AgResearch and Lincoln University have identified that a partnership model would be preferable to a full amalgamation as it will be more cost effective and still achieve significant benefits for New Zealand.

Couple Claim Lotto Prize On Way To Birth Of Their Child

Couple Claim Lotto Prize On Way To Birth Of Their Child

8 June 2009 - A Wellington couple made a quick stop in to NZ Lotteries' Wellington office this morning to claim their Lotto prize on route to hospital where the couple await the birth of their second child this afternoon.

Accused Will Not Take Stand At Davis Murder Trial

Accused Will Not Take Stand At Davis Murder Trial

Christchurch, June 8 NZPA - Six witnesses -- but not the accused Dean Stewart Cameron -- are being called over the next two days as the defence presents its case in the trial of the man charged with the rape and murder of Christchurch teenager Marie Davis.

Assembled In New Zealand Not Enough To Claim 'New Zealand Made'

Assembled In New Zealand Not Enough To Claim 'New Zealand Made'

8 JUNE 2009 - Another New Zealand office furniture company has been fined for breaching the Fair Trading Act for claiming in advertising brochures that two models of office chairs were made in New Zealand.