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Well-known Artists To Perform At Festival

16 OCT 2008 - Manukau Festival of Arts 08 is a platform to showcase Manukau's brilliant arts community and celebrate one of the most exciting events to be held in the city.

Ashburton Company Fined After Worker Death In Oamaru

16 OCT 2008 - An irrigation company has been fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $83,000 in reparations following the death of an employee after a trench collapsed on him.

Dyslexia Foundation Launches School Programme

Dyslexia Foundation Launches School Programme

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A programme offering schools guidance about dealing with dyslexia was launched today, with all New Zealand schools invited to take part.

2-1/2 Years Jail For Woman Who Stole More Than $600,000

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A woman who stole more than $600,000 from her employer was today jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Wgtn Animal Activist Found Guilty Of Burglary After Hens Freed

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - An animal rights activist has been found guilty of burglary after "liberating" chickens from a battery farm to highlight the plight of battery hens.

Author Asks For A Stay Of Execution

Napier, Oct 16 NZPA - Best-selling author Alan Duff is asking creditors for an 18-month moratorium on more than $3 million of debt run-up in a botched and short career as a property developer.

Man Jailed For Molesting Young Girl

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A man who used what a judge described as his aggressive nature to enforce his authority over a young girl has been jailed for sexual offences against her.

Bail For Two Charged With Tauranga Stabbing

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - Two people have been granted bail after being charged over an attack which left a man and his uncle with multiple stab wounds in Tauranga last night.

Ashburton Irrigation Company Fined $103,000 Over Employee Death

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - An Ashburton irrigation company has been fined more than $103,000 over the death of an employee in 2006 when he was buried in a trench.

High Court Quashes Doctor's Suspension

Gisborne, Oct 16 NZPA - A High Court judge has quashed the 12-month suspension of Gisborne doctor Fergus Aitcheson who was found to be using his patients as a means of feeding his pethidine addiction.