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Shellfish Warning For Great Barrier

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - People are being warned not to collect and eat shellfish near Great Barrier and Little Barriers Islands because of the presence of paralytic shellfish poison.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) today issued a public health warning for the area.

`Frothy Blood-Tinged Fluid' Pointed To Drowning After Exorcism

A Wellington pathologist excluded all other possible causes to find Wainuiomata woman Janet Moses died of drowning in October 2007, the High Court at Wellington was told today.

Supermarkets Failing Our Fisheries

Supermarkets Failing Our Fisheries

7 MAY 2009 - Claims today by New Zealand supermarkets that they are doing enough to ensure that the seafood they sell is from sustainably managed fisheries just don't stack up, says Greenpeace.

Shellfish Warning For Great And Little Barrier Islands

7 May 2009 - Public Health is advising the public not to collect and eat shellfish from within the vicinity of Great Barrier and Little Barrier Islands while this warning is in place.

Key Pacific Trade Ministers To Miss Free Trade Talks

7 MAY 2009 - A number of Pacific Trade Ministers, including the Pacific's lead spokesperson for free trade discussions with Australia and New Zealand, will be absent from a regional trade meeting scheduled for this weekend.

NZ Working Party Formed To Help World Night-Sky Reserve Bid At Tekapo

7 MAY 2009 - An expanded New Zealand working party has been formed to ensure the Tekapo bid to become world night-sky reserve is successful, former Cabinet minister Margaret Austin said today.

Correction To Report On Health And Disability Commissioner Story

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - An NZPA report issued on Tuesday on a Health and Disability Commissioner's probe into a complaint about a rest home's care of an elderly man with ulcers was incorrect.

Universities Support Emphasis On Training

7 May 2009 - Calls for the Government to do more to create a highly-skilled workforce are supported by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee, representing the country's eight universities.

All Clear In The Waikato

All Clear In The Waikato

7 May 2009 - Clearance of the three most recent Waikato's possible cases of Influenza A (H1N1) came today following three negative test results for "swine flu".

Caritas Looking For New Zealand To Sharpen Up On Human Rights

Caritas Looking For New Zealand To Sharpen Up On Human Rights

7 May 2009 - Catholic social justice agency Caritas is looking for New Zealand to sharpen up its human rights record at home, as the government's performance is put under the spotlight by the United Nations (UN) today.