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Former Inland Revenue Employee Pleads Guilty To Corruption

10 September 2008 - The Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Robert Russell, expressed deep concern after a former departmental employee pleaded guilty to corruption in the Wellington District Court today.

Police Vetting Measures Could Compromise Community Involvement

10 September 2008 - The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned that measures introduced to parliament yesterday regarding police vetting, could seriously impact on community and family involvement in schools and centres.

Former Public Servant Faces Corruption Charge

Former Public Servant Faces Corruption Charge

Police hope that the arrest of a former Inland Revenue employee charged with corruption will encourage ethnic communities to approach police if they have concerns about crime.

Exercise Could Help Children Treated For Brain Tumours

Research has found that exercise helps brain cells repair after radiation treatment, results which may have importance for children who have been treated for brain tumours.

National Awards Recognise Conservation Excellence

National Awards Recognise Conservation Excellence

A New Zealand native frog expert and a 10-year-old crusader against the use of palm oil are the winners of Auckland Zoo's inaugural Conservationist of the Year and Young Conservationist of the Year awards.

First Kittens Of The Season Arrive At Wellington SPCA

First Kittens Of The Season Arrive At Wellington SPCA

9 September 2008 - 3 six week old kittens, found abandoned in a box in Tawa are the first kittens to arrive at Wellington SPCA this kitten season. The kittens, all in good health, are now being cared for by a fosterer until they are old enough to be desexed and rehomed.

DHBs Offer To Resident Doctors - Preemptive

DHBs Offer To Resident Doctors - Preemptive

9 September 2008 - DHBs are a little prematurely celebrating a successful resolution to the ongoing resident (junior) doctor dispute without taking into consideration that the majority of junior doctors have yet to sight or approve the proposal, according to the New Zealand Resident Doctors Assoc

South Auckland Truancy Officers On Strike Tomorrow

9 September 2008 - South Auckland truancy officers will be on strike tomorrow from 10am - 11am in support of a claim for decent pay.

The Mayor Bob Parker Is Saddened To Hear Of The Passing Of Another Former Mayor

9 September 2008 - Ron Guthrey passed away last night, aged 92.

TCDC Scoops National Award In Local Government Excellence

9 September 2008 - Thames-Coromandel District Council a 'small council showing leadership', say judges.

Thames-Coromandel District Council has scooped the 2008 award for excellence in local government at a prestigious ceremony in Paihia.