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Algae Experts In Town

5 November 2008 - How can we turn seaweed into biofuels? Can we use seaweed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Can we stop the spread of didymo in New Zealand?

Judge Regrets Having To Jail For Sex Offender

Christchurch, Nov 5 NZPA - A visibly upset judge today told a teenager convicted of sexual violation: "If I had my way I would release you today, but I can't."

Woman Admits Murdering 10-month-old Girl

Auckland, Nov 5 NZPA - A woman today entered a surprise guilty plea to murdering a 10-month old baby girl.

Tiana Mary-Anne Odessa Kapea appeared in the High Court for a trial callover date but changed her plea to guilty to murdering Jyniah Mary Te Awa last year.

Man Committed For Trial For Sister's Murder

Christchurch, Nov 5 NZPA - A friend of Denis Kenny Billesdon told a court today how the 71-year-old was clinical and emotionless as he spoke of smothering his elderly sister.

Jumbo Birthday Bash For Kashin

Elephant Kashin, one of Auckland Zoo's oldest and most recognisable residents, is turning 40, and everyone is invited to her jumbo-sized party on Sunday, 16 November.

BP Drops Price For Second Time This Week

BP Drops Price For Second Time This Week

BP is pleased to have today dropped the price of petrol for the second time this week by four cents a litre. This is due to continued decreases in the international price of refined petrol.

Sex Attacker's Deportation Order Overturned

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - A Samoan man convicted of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl is being allowed to stay in New Zealand.

CCS Disability Action Holds Off From Celebrating Funding Boost

CCS Disability Action Holds Off From Celebrating Funding Boost

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe's announcement of a $91.375 million funding package over five years to improve wages and conditions for disability support and increase access to services was met with a lukewarm welcome by CCS Disability Action.

Jobless, Homeless Convicted Cop Looks On The Bright Side

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Long-time Whakatane police prosecutor Adrian Hilterman is still looking on the bright side of life, despite losing his job and his children over a conviction for assaulting his wife.

The Dubai Mall Opens With Largest Number Of Retailers In The World's Largest-ever Mall Opening

The Dubai Mall Opens With Largest Number Of Retailers In The World's Largest-ever Mall Opening
The Dubai Mall, opens today at 2pm with close to 600 retailers - marking the world's largest-ever mall opening in retail history.