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Drug Company Scaremongering, Says Pharmac

People can be confident a generic version of a widely-used gastrointestinal drug will work just as well as the medicine it is replacing, says PHARMAC.

Waitakere Marches Against Family Violence

More than 1000 people took to the streets in Waitakere today to call for an end to family violence.

The third annual White Ribbon March saw people marching under the banner, Family Violence - It's Not Okay in Waitakere and was led by Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey.

Street-race Manslaugher Charge To Go Before Judge

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Legal argument before a judge will decide whether Arcanie Vincent Optetaia Matagi should face a manslaughter charge over the death of a woman killed in a crash arising from his street-racing in Christchurch's Main North Road.

Street-race Manslaugther Charge To Go Before Judge

(eds: correcting headline in h354)

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - Legal argument before a judge will decide whether Arcanie Vincent Optetaia Matagi should face a manslaughter charge over the death of a woman killed in a crash arising from his street-racing in Christchurch's Main North Road.

Baby Murder Sentence Sends Out Strong Message - Police

Baby Murder Sentence Sends Out Strong Message - Police

By Rachel Pinder of NZPA

Auckland, Nov 25 NZPA - The sentencing of a child minder to life in prison for murdering a 10-month-old baby should serve as a strong deterrent to would-be offenders, say police who investigated the crime.

Trial Date Set For Wickliffe

Tauranga, Nov 25 NZPA - Convicted killer and life parolee Dean Wickliffe will stand trial in the middle of next year on drugs and firearms charges.

At a callover hearing in Tauranga District Court this morning, the 60-year-old's appearance was excused.

Seed Growers Encouraged To Communicate

Oil seed rape or canola growers are being encouraged by Federated Farmers Grains chairman Ian Morten to adhere to the principles of a 'Seed Crop Isolation Distance Mapping Scheme'.

Raboplus Announces Principal Sponsorship Of BikeNZ

Raboplus Announces Principal Sponsorship Of BikeNZ

RaboPlus and BikeNZ announced today that RaboPlus is now cycling's principal sponsorship partner in New Zealand.

Do Not Fire The Boss

Do Not Fire The Boss

"Living an abundant life" is an inspiring new book co authored by Rahul and Alika Rai featuring international greats such as Jack Canfield from "The Secret" who created the world best selling series "Chicken soup for the soul" with Mark Victor Hansen.

Man Betrayed His Sick Grandmother's Trust

Tauranga, Nov 25 NZPA - A young man who stole more than $9000 from his sick grandmother's bank account "betrayed a fundamental trust", a judge said in Tauranga District Court today.

John Neil Baker, 26, was appearing for sentence before Judge Peter Rollo.