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Equine Influenza Horse Property Registration

Horse import restrictions are being loosened to allow competition and racing to continue across the Tasman.  While Australia is currently free of Equine Influenza again, we should all be vigilant against the possibility of another outbreak.

Imugene And Merial Establish Strategic Alliance

Imugene And Merial Establish Strategic Alliance

Merial to develop vaccine candidates from Imugene's portfolio through to commercial sales

Man Arrested After Car Hits Pedestrian Appears In Court

Auckland, Dec 31 NZPA - A man has appeared in court on drink driving charges after a pedestrian was seriously injured when hit by a car in west Auckland this morning.

The Trials Of A Witness

Christchurch, Dec 31 NZPA - A young man has been urged by the judge to keep co-operating with the police, in the hope that his misfortunes might eventually be over.

They weren't looking much like ending when he was arrested on warrant yesterday and held in custody overnight.

Month In Custody For Insolent Teen

Christchurch, Dec 31 NZPA - A teenager's rude gesture in turning his back on the judge as he stood in the dock was followed up with his family swearing and cursing at the judge and the police as he faced a one-month remand in custody.

New Year A Good Time To Get Your Finances On Track

New Year A Good Time To Get Your Finances On Track

This New Year, there's extra help available on sorted.org.nz for Kiwis who want to get their finances on track in 2009.

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says New Year is a good time to make some financial plans for the year ahead.

Prices At BP Fall For Second Time This Week

Prices At BP Fall For Second Time This Week

The price of petrol and diesel fell again today with BP decreasing the price of petrol by 3 cents per litre and diesel by 4 cents per litre.

Water Restriction Announcement

Water Restriction Announcement

Wednesday December 31st 2008

Thames Coromandel District Council wishes to announce the following water restrictions are in place until further notice:

FULL HOSE AND SPRINKLER / IRRIGATION BAN The use of hoses and sprinklers/irrigation is banned in the following communities:

Name Released Of Man Accused Of Killing Toddler

Name Released Of Man Accused Of Killing Toddler

Auckland, Dec 30 NZPA - Name suppression has been lifted for the man accused of murdering 16-month-old Riley Justin Osborne, in Northland last week.

He is Kyle Robert Skerten, 21, of Kerikeri.

Woman Charged With Making False Rape Complaint

Woman Charged With Making False Rape Complaint

30 December 2008 - Police in Hawera are continuing to investigate the rape on Christmas Day of a 22-year-old woman, but a second allegation made on December 29 by a 24-year-old woman has been found to be false.