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Singapore Airlines Suspends Bangkok Services Until Further Notice

27 NOVEMBER 2008 - Singapore Airlines will suspend all its flights to and from Bangkok until further notice due to the security situation, and a lack of operational service staff at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Young Taranaki Dad Jailed After Police Chase

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - A young Taranaki man overtook vehicles at 130kmh, rammed a police car, drove straight at another police car, evaded road spikes and was almost forced off the road by a bus during a 30 minute police chase -- all with his two young children in the car.

High Voltage Power Poles To Be Repositioned

27 November 2008 - Two high voltage power poles affected by the NZ Transport Agency works to signalise the Welcome Bay and Maungatapu roundabouts, will be repositioned this weekend.

Two Years Jail For Man Who Bashed Ex-partner

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - A New Plymouth man was jailed yesterday for assaulting his ex-partner, threatening to kill her and holding her captive for nearly 16 hours.

Attitude Is Key To Workplace Win

Attitude Is Key To Workplace Win

27 November 2008 - Southern Cross Travel Insurance (owned and operated by Southern Cross Benefits Limited) has won both the small workplace category and the overall category in the Unlimited/JRA "Best Places to Work in New Zealand" awards.

Dairy Farming Turning A Corner In Environment Canterbury Report

27 NOVEMBER 2008 - Federated Farmers has welcomed release of The compliance status of dairy shed effluent discharges to land in the Canterbury region for the 2007/08 season, by Environment Canterbury (ECan).

Emails Cost Man $2000

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - Inappropriate emails have cost the former South Canterbury rugby development officer $2000.

In Timaru District Court yesterday, Stephen Craig Kotua, 29, of Timaru, pleaded guilty to three charges of misusing a telephone.

IBM Estimated It Work Provided At About $3m, Court Told

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - The Otago District Health Board would have saved about $14 million in IT-related services by costings provided by IBM for equivalent services, the High Court at Dunedin was told yesterday.

Englishman Tramper Probably Had Fall Or Illness

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - An English tramper who went missing in March last year probably either injured himself in a fall or had a medical problem, a coroner has found.

Bones found in the bush near Makarora in April have been confirmed as belonging to tramper Derek Neville Hawkins.

Man Found Not Guilty After Serving Time For Rape

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - A man who served 18 months in jail for rape has been acquitted at a retrial in the High Court at Gisborne.

Joseph Quintin Donnelly, 43, was accused of raping a woman in an alleyway between Belfast Crescent and Cambridge Terrace on the night of June 17, 2004.