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Hen "Liberator" Gets Day In Court

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Wellington animal welfare activist Mark Eden is due to appear in court today charged with burglary over a raid on Turk's Poultry Farm in Foxton to "liberate" 20 hens.

Youth Charged After Road Rage Attack

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - An unprovoked road rage attack has landed a Rotorua youth in court, police say.

Families Taking Adavantage Of Free Education Hours

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - The number of early childhood education (ECE) centres is expanding to meet increasing demand as families take advantage of the Government's 20 hours free scheme, the Ministry of Education says.

NZ Universities Slip On World Rankings List

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Auckland and Otago universities have slipped further down a list of the world's top universities, according to an annual rankings report.

Lawyer In Confrontation With Media

Lawyer In Confrontation With Media

Auckland, Oct 14 NZPA - A high profile criminal lawyer representing a woman at the centre of a custody row, who is also facing drugs charges, had a physical confrontation with the media outside Auckland District Court today.

NZETS Mitigation "Essential"

NZETS Mitigation "Essential"

14 October 2008 - New Zealand firms that fail to mitigate the pass-through costs imposed by the price of carbon will struggle to survive in the potentially hostile environment brought about by the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS).

Student-Allowance Move Good, But Funding Must Increase

Student-Allowance Move Good, But Funding Must Increase
14 October 2008 - In light of yesterday's announcement by the prime minister that the Labour party proposes to phase out parental income testing on student allowances, the Association of University Staff (AUS) warns that the government must also act to increase funding to the university sector.

Shock Poll Result Has Major Impact On Labour's Chances

Shock Poll Result Has Major Impact On Labour's Chances

14 OCTOBER 2008 - A shock poll showing National leading Labour by just three points has significantly boosted Labour's chances of leading the next government, according to iPredict traders.

Dine At Zoo's Rainforest Restaurant And Help Save Orang Utans

14 OCTOBER 2008 - For one night only, Auckland Zoo is offering a unique dining experience in its rainforest to raise funds to help Sumatran orang utans in the wild - a species now critically endangered due to the rapid growth of palm oil plantations.

German Phrase Used As Backpacker Was Choked, Court Told

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - One of the men charged with killing a South Korean backpacker on the West Coast used a German phrase meaning "no blood" as the young man was choked to death, a court was told yesterday.