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Firearms Safety In New Zealand

The recent tragic event in Napier where a gunman has misused his firearms has provoked questions about gun ownership in New Zealand.

St John Initiatives In Pre-hospital Medical Care

St John is involved in a number of initiatives and programmes designed to ensure the best possible care for patients while reducing unnecessary demand on hospital emergency departments and emergency ambulances, St John Operations Director Tony Blaber said today.

Prostitute Found Guilty Of Murder

Auckland, May 15 NZPA - A former prostitute who stabbed her lover in the shower, leaving him to bleed to death, over an argument about him continuing to visit prostitutes, has been found guilty of murder.

Warning To Users Of Lake Ellesmere/te Waihora And The Selwyn River

Environment Canterbury is warning recreational users and dog owners that potentially harmful cyanobacteria are still present in Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora and the Selwyn River.

Child Sex Abuse Perspectives Assist In Treating Offenders

Learning about child sex abuse from a victim's perspective has provided beneficial insight for Corrections psychologists treating men in prison who have offended sexually against children.

Drug Accused Plead Not Guilty

Westport, May 15 NZPA - Fifteen people accused of drug offences have pleaded not guilty at the end of a depositions hearing in Westport District Court.

Hundreds Farewell Gunman Jan Molenaar

Wellington, May 15 NZPA - The last violent act carried out by Jan Molenaar before he died didn't stop hundreds of friends and family farewelling him at a funeral in Hastings today.

Feasibility Studies For Health Research Announced

Five feasibility awards announced by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today will investigate the feasibility of establishing larger public health and clinical research projects.

Simple Residential Rating Tool Urgently Needed

Development of a simple residential rating tool capable of being used by home owners to assess the building performance of their dwellings should be a priority of industry and the Government, says the Building Industry Federation.

Families Discuss Impacts On Long Working Hours

In a new Families Commission report, parents who work long hours reported impacts such as having no energy or time for family activities, through to poor health and changes in their children's behaviour.