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Herceptin: Keeping Faith With Clinical Trial Participants

The recent decision of PHARMAC not to fund 12 months of adjuvant Herceptin for women with Her 2 positive breast cancer calls into question our carefully crafted approach to ethical clinical trials research in cancer.

Witchcraft Paper Casts A Spell Over Students

Charms and curses have been flooding into the office of Dr Gina Salapata, but the senior classics lecturer is happy to have them, along with the odd "voodoo" doll.

Piddler Hands Himself In

A man caught on camera urinating into a Napier parking pay and display machine gave himself up to police last night.

Following widespread publicity about the incident yesterday an 18-year-old Napier man came into the Napier police station at 9pm last night and gave himself up.

Rotary Family Affair

Rotary Family Affair

12 August 2008 - Serving Rotary International has become a real family affair for the Joseph family of Rotorua, New Zealand.

Man Sought For Hold Up Of Dairy

12 August 2008 - A male held up the Briggs Road Superette about 1.45pm today. The male maori, about 20 years old, confronted the sole female shop assistant demanding cash. He was given a small sum of money and some tobacco. He then left down Briggs Road towards Marshland Road.

Man Arrested For Aggravated Robbery: Challenge Service Station

12 August 2008 - Hornby Police have made an arrest regarding the Aggravated Robbery of the Challenge Service Station,Opawa Rd 26 July 2008.

A 22 yr old male Christchurch resident is to appear in the Christchurch District Court at 2.15pm today.

Air Force Assists High Country Farmers

12 August 2008 - Federated Farmers president for Marlborough, Geoff Evans gave the New Zealand Royal Air Force the go-ahead today to rescue stock trapped in snow at the head of the Awatere Valley.

Workplace Commitment Key To Sun Protection For Outdoor Workers

12 August 2008 - Maximising outdoor workers' sun safety requires a workplace-level approach rather than individual-based one, according to University of Otago researchers.

Council Celebrates Tick As Building Consent Authority

Council Celebrates Tick As Building Consent Authority

Improvement to timeframes for building consents was key

Thames-Coromandel District Council is now officially accredited and registered as a Building Consent Authority following major improvements to the time taken to process building consents.

Irish Wasp Here To Stay - But Not In Northland

Irish Wasp Here To Stay - But Not In Northland

Farmers concerned about clover performance received good and bad news today at the 61st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Plant Protection Society being held at Paihia.