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Navy Ship Goes To The Aid Of Vessel In Distress

15 October 2008 - A 53ft yacht which ran aground on a reef outside Nuku'alofa, Tonga, was fortunate to have the Norwegian dive support vessel NOR SKY and Navy's Hydrographic Vessel RESOLUTION close at hand.

Two Men Charged With War Medals Theft

Two Men Charged With War Medals Theft

15 October 2008 - Two men have been arrested and charged today (Wednesday, 15 October) with burglary following the thefts in December last year of medals from the Army Museum in Waiouru.

Police Expect To Exhume Korean Tourist's Body Tomorrow

Police Expect To Exhume Korean Tourist's Body Tomorrow

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Police expect to exhume the remains of Korean tourist Jae Hyeon Kim tomorrow from a remote site south of Westport.

Operation Lowry

Operation Lowry

15 October 2008 - The search for Tisha Lowry is now in the third week. Her family and the police inquiry team are still seeking answers.

Funding Cuts Proposed For Employment Training Programmes

Funding Cuts Proposed For Employment Training Programmes

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - The Salvation Army says a proposal to cut funding for employment training programmes will disadvantage many unemployed people who are trying to enter the workforce.

Noose Marks On Neck Described At Trial

Christchurch, Oct 15 NZPA - Red criss-cross lines were found on the neck of a woman who says Liam James Reid raped and violated her while he held a rope noose around her neck, the High Court at Christchurch was told today.

National Party's Promise Of Support For Maternity Services Welcomed

National Party's Promise Of Support For Maternity Services Welcomed

15 October 2008 - "The NZ College of Midwives welcomes the National Party's continuing support of the maternity services" says Karen Guilliland, CEO.

Funding Raises Standards For Pre-schoolers

15 October 2008 - Three local kindergartens are among the total of 12 local groups to receive funding from the Rotorua Trust in its latest round of donations.

Reporoa Kindergarten is using funding received from the Rotorua Trust to upgrade their playground.

More New Zealand Men Are Worrying About Their Weight According To Life Pharmacy Survey

More New Zealand Men Are Worrying About Their Weight According To Life Pharmacy Survey

15 October 2008 - Weight management programmes have always been associated with women, but according to a national survey carried out at Life Pharmacies a growing number of men are signing up to weight management programmes.

International White Cane Day - 15 October 2008

International White Cane Day - 15 October 2008

15 OCTOBER 2008 - International White Cane Day (White Cane Day) is observed annually on 15 October in recognition of the White Cane - the recognised international symbol of blindness and independence.