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Lake Ellesmere/ Te Waihora Health Warning Blue-Green Algal Bloom

Lake Ellesmere/ Te Waihora Health Warning Blue-Green Algal Bloom

Environment Canterbury (ECan) and Community and Public Health are warning people to avoid contact with Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora, Banks Peninsula, due to algal bloom.

Auditor-General Shows Urgent Need For More Probation Officers

Auditor-General Shows Urgent Need For More Probation Officers

"The Auditor-General's review of how offenders on parole are being managed shows the government needs to take urgent steps to increase the number of probation officers," says PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

Operating Sustainably And Profitably Under A Nitrogen Cap

Operating Sustainably And Profitably Under A Nitrogen Cap

Meat & Wool New Zealand's latest Monitor Farm programme focuses not only on production and profit, but also on the environmental impact of farming on Lake Taupo.

Lifeline Calls Up 25% As Kiwis Face Job And Finance Worries

Lifeline Calls Up 25% As Kiwis Face Job And Finance Worries

Callers to LifeLine, the 24/7 national telephone and email counselling service, were up 25% in 2008 to 100,000 (2007: 80,372), with the biggest increase coming from New Zealanders worried about job security and unemployment.

Christchurch Reserve Murder Trial Delayed

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The trial of two men accused of the murder of a 16-year-old boy during a drinking session in a Christchurch reserve has been delayed to July.

Father Admits Shaking Daughter So Hard Brain Damaged

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - A father today admitted shaking his infant daughter so hard he caused brain damage.

Man Says Fatal Stabbings Occurred Over Girlfriend's Key

Auckland, Feb 17 NZPA - An Iraqi man who today admitted two charges of murder told police the fatal stabbings at a central Auckland apartment complex happened when he tried to get his estranged girlfriend's key.

Murder Not Guilty Verdict `Stuns' Victim's Father

Tauranga, Feb 17 NZPA - When Opotiki man Peter Collier heard yesterday the farmer who shot his son dead had been acquitted of murder and manslaughter, he was stunned.

Sacked DHB Chairman Hits Out At Health Minister

Sacked DHB Chairman Hits Out At Health Minister

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Sacked Otago District Health Board (DHB) chairman Richard Thomson has hit out at Health Minister Tony Ryall, accusing him of political interference.

Internet Hook-Up Led To Sex With 14 Year Old Girl

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - A 33-year-old man lied about his age on the Bingbox hook-up website and ended up having sex five times with a 14-year-old girl he met on-line.

Shaun Jason Green said on the website that he was 19.