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Police Commissioners Say No To Family Violence

25 November 2008 - Police Commissioners from every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand have joined together to combat family violence.

Celebrate Tiger Cubs' First Christmas At The Zoo

25 November 2008 - Auckland Zoo's annual ASB Christmas at the Zoo on Sunday, 7 December is a double celebration this year with the joy of the tiger cubs' first Christmas adding to the magical fun-filled evening.

Ex-Boxer Takes On Fertiliser Giant

Hastings, Nov 25 NZPA - A former top New Zealand boxer started one of his biggest fights of his life yesterday seeking $1 million in damages and costs for the loss of orchards he says were ruined by emissions from the Ravensdown fertiliser manufacturing plant near Napier.

Grow Your Own Christmas Gifts With Nz Gardener

25 November 2008 - NZ Gardener is encouraging Kiwis to look to their gardens for Christmas gift inspiration this holiday season to beat the credit crunch and create memorable and lasting Christmas gifts.

Former Immigration Boss To Defend Fraud Charges: Lawyer

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Former Immigration Service boss Mary Anne Thompson will defend fraud and dishonesty charges relating to claims she lied on her CV when she applied for senior public service jobs, her lawyer says.

ODHB Spending Dropped After Sackings, Court Told

ODHB Spending Dropped After Sackings, Court Told

Dunedin, Nov 25 NZPA - Spending by Otago District Health Board's information technology (IT) department dropped from $7.996 million to $1.876 million in the year after the board sacked its chief information officer Michael Swann and IT head Kerry Harford, the High Court at Dunedin was told yeste

Man Claims He Was Entitled To Divert Company Money

By Craig Jeffrey for NZPA

New Plymouth, Nov 24 NZPA - The sacked boss of the Pacific Natural Gut Company (PNG) says the $130,000 he is accused of defrauding from the business is "a drop in the bucket compared to what they owe me".

Community Service For Man Whose Children Drowned When Boat Sank

Auckland, Nov 24 NZPA - An Auckland man whose two children drowned when his boat sank in the Hauraki Gulf declined to comment as he left court today, sentenced to 250 hours' community service.

350 Billion Reasons To Get Doha Sorted For 'NZ Inc.'

350 Billion Reasons To Get Doha Sorted For 'NZ Inc.'

"New Zealand will be bound for the top half of the OECD if the Doha trade round can be completed successfully," said the president of Federated Farmers, Don Nicolson, in response to the positive noises emanating from the APEC summit in Peru.

309 Road Closure

309 Road Closure

A section of The 309 Road (on the eastern side of the main range) will again be closed for further storm damage repairs during the period 1 December to 3 December 2008 (inclusive).