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`Barbaric' Attacker Has Minimum Jail Term Reduced

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - A man convicted of a barbaric attack on an 83-year-old woman during a three-hour rampage in Auckland has had two years taken off his 17-year minimum jail term.

TV3 Injunction Over Taito Field Case Lifted

TV3 Injunction Over Taito Field Case Lifted

Auckland, May 7 NZPA - An interim court injunction against TV3 broadcasting an interview with two key witnesses in the trial of former MP Taito Phillip Field has been lifted.

Bonjela Gel Considered Safe

Bonjela Gel Considered Safe

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - A mouth gel often used for soothing teething infants has been declared safe.

The safety of Bonjela was called into question last month when British health authorities issued a warning about an ingredient in it.

Juror Discharged From Exorcism Manslaughter Trial

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - A juror has been discharged from the High Court trial in Wellington of nine people charged with manslaughter following the October 2007 death of Wainuiomata woman Janet Moses.

New Zealand NGO Supports Pacific And Maori Dialogue

Wellington-based NGO, the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), observes that greater connection between Maori groups and Pacific peoples should be expected as New Zealand explores its identity as a Pacific nation.

Get Buzzy On Bee Research

Get Buzzy On Bee Research

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) is urging a focus on research into organic apiculture, with South Island organic beekeepers engaged in a 'death race' against varroa.

Olympic Coverage Raises Role Model Concerns

Women competitors received only a third of the photographic coverage at the Beijing Olympics in two of New Zealand's largest daily newspapers, a Massey research project has found.

Wellington Kids In Spin Over Bike Jam

Around 730 keen kids from all around Wellington will be lining up for the annual Meridian Kids' Bike Jam being held at Trentham Memorial Park, Upper Hutt, on Sunday 10 May.

Clean Your Office To Stop Swine Flu

Employers need to pay close attention to workplace hygiene to stop the spread of swine flu, says a cleaning specialist.

Road User Charges Recommendation Further Penalises Diesel Cars

The new vehicle industry has reacted with surprise to some of the recommendations of the independent review into Road User Charges.