13:34 One thousand new jobs are on the way for Hawke's Bay in the next three years as part of a new government initiative.

13:33 Marlborough's gearing up for rapid growth in its wine industry.

13:32 Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has once again called for house prices in Auckland to drop

13:29 An extension to Napier's National Aquarium is being considered by the government

13:29 An Australian television reporter and her cameraman have been attacked in the Olympic host city.

Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Foetal alcohol syndrome is getting worse

The cases of foetal alcohol are becoming more prevelant and Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner is presenting at a select committee on the perils of alcohol in the community. Dr Wills said that about a fith of the kids being referred to paediatricians have problems with development and behaviour - he blames foetal alcohol.

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