10:59 A petition against racism at a prestigious South African school is gaining traction, after girls were told to chemically straighten their hair.

10:58 Kim Dotcom will be allowed to live-stream his extradition hearing on the internet, subject to a 20-minute delay.

10:57 Hundreds of people heading to a public meeting in gastro-stricken Havelock North tonight, may leave feeling none the wiser.

10:56 Helen Clark is not giving up her fight to lead the United Nations, despite placing seventh in the latest straw poll of Security Council members.

10:56 Helen Clark isn't giving up her fight to lead the UN, despite placing seventh in the latest Security Council straw poll.

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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