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Fugitive Stewart Remanded In Custody

Wellington, May 27 NZPA - His shock of hair and big bushy beard indicating his months on the run, William Alexander Stewart faced a two-week remand in custody at his brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

Murder Charge Laid After Body Found In Auckland

Auckland, May 27 NZPA - A man was today charged with the murder of a 48-year-old woman whose body was found in the Auckland suburb of Western Springs two weeks ago.

The 47-year-old computer programmer was originally charged with assault.

F&P Should Commit To Kiwi Jobs

F&P Should Commit To Kiwi Jobs

27 May 2009 - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union welcomes the announcement of investment in Fisher & Paykel Appliances but is calling for a commitment to maximise jobs in New Zealand.

Partnership With Prisoners Carved Out In Albany

27 May 2009 - Students from Albany Junior High School and prisoners from Auckland Prison's peer tutored carving group have been hard at work carving out a collaborative partnership.

Yes Vote Coalition Launches Campaign For August Referendum

Yes Vote Coalition Launches Campaign For August Referendum

27 May 2009 - "Having a law that makes hitting kids illegal makes sense in every way", says the Yes Vote Coalition (YesVote.org.nz). That's why people who support non-violent child-rearing should consider voting "yes" in the postal referendum on the issue in August.

Funds Help Prevent More Civilian Deaths In Pakistan

Funds Help Prevent More Civilian Deaths In Pakistan

27 May 2009 - As civilians in Pakistan's SWAT Valley region flee to IDP Camps amidst fighting, the threat of disease could claim even more lives than the exchange of gun fire between Pakistan troops and Taliban fighters, said TEAR Fund programmes director, Esther Ducai.

International Multimedia News Lab Launched In Prague

International Multimedia News Lab Launched In Prague

Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined, with the editorial house, is called Futuroom newsroom of the future.

First Of 94 Mobile Dental Surgeries Rolled Out

First Of 94 Mobile Dental Surgeries Rolled Out

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - The first of 94 mobile dental surgeries to be introduced nationwide was rolled out in Ashburton today.

Farm Manager Gets $3000 And A Pig After Dismissal

Farm Manager Gets $3000 And A Pig After Dismissal

Whakatane, May 26 NZPA - The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Whakatane dairy farmers Grant and Megan Catley to pay their former farm manager Tiemen Corporaal $3000 -- and a pig -- in compensation.

Warrant Issued For Laniet Bain's Alleged Pimp

Christchurch, May 26 NZPA - An arrest warrant has been issued for a man alleged to have been the pimp of murdered Laniet Bain.