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Type 2 Diabetes In Teens Boosts Risk Of Heart Failure: NZ Study

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Research on Auckland teenagers has shown that girls with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop heart problems than healthy children or even girls with the type 1 juvenile form of the disease.

Alcohol A Factor In Up To A Quarter Of December In Hawke's Bay

14 MAY 2009 - The significant impact of alcohol on injury presentations to Emergency departments was presented to the Alcohol Advisory Council's (ALAC) Working Together Conference in Wellington today.

International Eye Specialists At Nelson Conference

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Diseases of the eyelids and eye sockets are the focus of an international ophthalmology conference which started in Nelson today.

Woman Sentenced To Prison After 8th Drink-driving Offence

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - A Rotorua woman on her eighth drink-driving offence has been sentenced to a year in prison after being caught drink-driving while heavily pregnant.

Chinese Demand Over-Rides Stronger Dollar At South Island Wool Sale

Chinese Demand Over-Rides Stronger Dollar At South Island Wool Sale

NZ Wool Services International Ltd reports that continued Chinese interest at today's auction of South Island wool in Christchurch stimulated prices in specific categories, overcoming an unhelpful exchange rate.

World No 1 Golfer's Success Helps Kiwi Kids With Cancer

World No 1 Golfer's Success Helps Kiwi Kids With Cancer

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - New Zealand children with cancer now have a better shot at life, thanks in part to the skill of world No 1 golfer Tiger Woods.

Levin Dumper Fined More Than $30,000

14 May 2009 - Illegally dumping thousands of litres of sludge, wastewater and industrial liquids earned a Levin contractor more than $31,000 in fines and court costs at the Levin District Court.

Speedway Legend Disqualified From Driving After Fatal Crash

New Plymouth, May 14 NZPA - Speedway racing legend Murray Gordge has admitted to causing the car crash which killed his best mate.

Trenz 2009 - A Luxury Experience

Everybody needs some luxury in their lives and New Zealand has plenty to offer international travellers looking for something special.

Kate Sheppard Would Be Furious Says Union

New Zealand's second largest private sector union today condemned the Government over scrapping the pay and employment equity unit at the Department of Labour. The Service and Food Workers Union represents 24,000 members, nearly 70% of whom are women.