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Designer Teeth Create Headaches

12 October 2008 - Designer smiles are creating headaches for the country's anaesthetists.

Now Screening, Radio With Pictures

12 October 2008 - Newstalk ZB's growing band of internet listeners will now be able to see two of their top-rating hosts as well as listening to them live on the station's website.

Elderly In Care Likely To Miss Out Again

12 October 2008 - The Government, on October 1, made a windfall gain of $11 million, from the elderly in aged residential care.

Water Strategy Programme Publishes Report

12 October 2008 - The Canterbury Water Management Strategy programme has released its first report, providing a summary of current and future uses of Canterbury's water and the benefits these may deliver to the region.

Health Targets Show Healthy Communities In Waitemata Dhb

12 October 2008 - The launch of 2007/2008 results of the Ministry of Health Health Targets reinforces the good health status enjoyed by residents of the North Shore City, Waitakere City and Rodney District.

Kiwi Poll Rejects GE Animals

Kiwi Poll Rejects GE Animals

12 October 2008 - Most New Zealanders are strongly opposed to the genetic engineering of animals in New Zealand, with farmers as ardently opposed as the rest of the community, a new survey shows.

Machete Attack Intended To Clean Up Porirua Railway Station

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - A Porirua man sentenced to home detention after attacking a group of youths with a machete says he feared they were going to rob people.

Pita Rene said the youths were hanging around Porirua train station, harassing commuters and trying to sell drugs.

First Supermarket Strike In 14 Years Following 10c Offer - National Distribution Union

First Supermarket Strike In 14 Years Following 10c Offer - National Distribution Union

11 October 2008 - Glen Innes Pak 'n Save checkout operators will strike at 12 o'clock today, 182 Apirana Ave Glen Innes.

The last strike in a supermarket was in 1994 at a Foodtown.

Teen Expelled For Hacking Into School's Computer System

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - A pupil at Invercargill's James Hargest College has been expelled after hacking into the school's computer system and accessing sensitive information about pupils and teachers.

Education System Failing To Hold On To Boys

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The education system is failing to hold on to boys, with latest figures showing they are leaving school early at almost twice the rate of girls.