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Research Could Help Save Tuatara From Extinction

22 JUNE 2009 - Research by Victoria University PhD graduate Kim Miller could help to successfully manage tuatara and skink populations in danger of becoming extinct.

University Backs Farm Environment Awards

22 June 2009 - Massey University has taken a further step in support of a sustainable New Zealand agri-food sector by sponsoring the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Government Brings Gift Of Reading To Kiwi Kids

Government Brings Gift Of Reading To Kiwi Kids

22 June 2009 - Thousands of kids in low decile schools around the country will each receive one free book during the week of June 29 - courtesy of the New Zealand Government and Duffy Books in Homes.

NZ Pesticide Use - Cancer Link Shows Need For Government Support Of Organics

22 June 2009 - Two recent studies linking agricultural chemical use to increased bone marrow malignancies show the need for greater government investment into organic agriculture according to the Soil & Health Association of NZ.

Furniture Store Fined $28,000 For Fair Trading Breaches

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - A furniture store has been fined $28,000 after admitting providing misleading information about the savings to be made on sale goods.

Melissa Takes Centre Stage With Print Successes

22 JUNE 2009 - Christchurch printing apprentice Melissa Dalgety has found the hardest thing about winning recognition from her peers in the print industry is having to take centre stage - wearing high heels!

Father Escapes Jail After Neglecting Baby

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The father of a baby left with a broken leg after being dropped on the ground was lucky to escape prison when sentenced in Wellington District Court today.

Farmers Fined $10,000 For Reselling TV As New

Farmers Fined $10,000 For Reselling TV As New

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - National retailer Farmers Trading Company has been fined $10,000 for selling a returned and repaired television set as new.

The retail chain said it now had systems in place to ensure the mistake, which breached the Fair Trading Act, cannot be repeated.

Blackcurrant Extract Could Be Big Boost For Athletes

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Blackcurrants could help athletes recover from the impact of exercise, according to new research.

More Charges Against Kidnap Accused

Christchurch, June 22 NZPA - More charges have been laid against a Greymouth man who remains in custody after his arrest for an alleged hostages-for-ransom situation nine days ago.