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Government Bulldozes Property Rights

15 May 2009 - Residents of Mt Albert and Waterview in Auckland are preparing to defend their homes against government bulldozers, and every citizen in New Zealand who values their own property should stand beside them in solidarity, says SOLO-NZ Coordinator Glenn Jameson.

New Zealanders Happy With Economic Management, Want Super Contributions Continued

15 MAY 2009 - Kiwis are happy with the Government's economic management, but don't want it to stop contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

Asthma Sufferers Advised To Get Flu Shots Before Winter

Asthma Sufferers Advised To Get Flu Shots Before Winter

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - People with asthma have been advised to get immunised against influenza now before winter sets in.

Influenza immunisation is free for people with long-term conditions such as asthma until June 30.

Ground Breaking Research Underway

Groundbreaking research on the effects of imprisonment on children with a parent in prison is to be undertaken over the next three years - the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Mother Of Murdered Seven-year-old Boy Jailed For Three Years

Auckland, May 14 NZPA - A woman whose seven-year-old son was brutally murdered by his stepfather was today jailed for three years for failing to provide her son with the necessities of life.

Sentences Need To Be Longer, Says Murder Victim's Mother

Auckland, May 14 NZPA - The mother of a teenager beaten to death in south Auckland says sentences need to be toughened after seeing her son's killer jailed today.

Bain Developed Stress Disorder, Says Psychiatrist

Bain Developed Stress Disorder, Says Psychiatrist

Christchurch, May 14 NZPA - A forensic psychiatrist who examined murder accused David Bain told the High Court at Christchurch today that his diagnosis did not assist in proving guilt or innocence.

People Power Wins Waiheke Waste Issue Reprieve

At Auckland City Councils City Development Committee meeting today, a month-long pause in the Waiheke waste services tender process was agreed to when Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors finally admitted that more information is needed before a final decision is made.

Access From Eta To Crown Road

Taupo District Council have been quick to react to concerns of businesses on Crown Road and have negotiated a solution allowing access from the ETA (East Taupo Arterial) to the Crown Rd area

Details To Emerge Of Heroic Acts During Napier Armed Siege

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Police will tomorrow reveal details of heroism shown during the armed siege in which four people were shot, and many others found themselves in the line of fire.