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Canned Conference Disappoints Not-for-profit Health Providers

Canned Conference Disappoints Not-for-profit Health Providers

21 January 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall's sudden axing of the Primary Health Care Focus Conference in February denies not-for profit providers an important opportunity to meet with other health professionals and discuss the direction of primary health care, Health Care Aotearoa said today.

Gold Hits Record High - Doubles In Value In Two Years

21 January 2009 - The price of gold has hit an all-time high, reaching NZ$1,745 for a one ounce coin at close of business today.

The price is double the price that gold was trading at two years ago.

Kaha National Queer Youth Hui Participantion Up 200%

Kaha National Queer Youth Hui Participantion Up 200%

21 January 2009 - The KAHA National Queer Youth Hui which will take place on January 23-25 is almost at capacity with nearly 140 queer young people from all over the country registered to participate.

Post Mortem Confirms Mother-of-three Died As A Result Of Fire

Auckland, Jan 21 NZPA - A post-mortem today confirmed that a 49-year-old woman found dead in a blazing South Auckland house died as a result of the fire, police say.

The exact cause of death would be for the coroner to decide, police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty said.

Librarians Join Protest Against Implementation Of New Section Of Copyright Act

Librarians Join Protest Against Implementation Of New Section Of Copyright Act

21 January 2009 - LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, representing 460 public, educational, commercial, industrial, legal and government libraries in New Zealand, has joined the widespread protest against the implementation of new section 92A of the Copyright

Blanket Suppression Over Liquor Store Owner Slaying Case Lifted

Auckland, Jan 21 NZPA - A District Court judge has lifted a blanket suppression order relating to seven people facing charges following the death of south Auckland liquor store owner Navtej Singh in June last year.

Sword-wielding Burglar Steals Couple's Cannabis Plant

Christchurch, Jan 21 NZPA - A Christchurch couple was awakened in the early hours of the morning by a sword-wielding burglar who took their cannabis plant and growing equipment.

Woman Who Drive Children To School While Drunk Sentenced

Christchurch, Jan 21 NZPA - A woman who was caught driving her children to school twice while drunk was sentenced to 150 hours community work, supervision for nine months and disqualification for a year in Christchurch District Court today.

Rapist Declined Parole Again

Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - A Gisborne rapist's refusal to acknowledge his guilt, as well as the insistence of his innocence by his friends and family has seen him again denied parole.

Guardian Trust Distributes Southland Funds To Health And Community Causes

Guardian Trust Distributes Southland Funds To Health And Community Causes

Twenty-three years on from its inception, a trust managed by Guardian Trust Christchurch continues to donate regularly to the medical research and charitable causes dear to the heart of its founder, Mr William Dick, by providing in excess of $200,000 to three locally focused charities.