Jail among bird-flu measures 07.04.06 By Ainsley Thomson Police will be able to use force to detain people suspected of suffering from bird flu under legislation to prepare New Zealand for a future pandemic. The Law Reform Epidemic Preparedness Bill, introduced to Parliament yesterday, adds pandemic influenza to the list […]

A Flu Hope, Or Horror? By Charles Krauthammer Friday, October 14, 2005; Page A19 While official Washington has been poring over Harriet Miers’s long-ago doings on the Dallas City Council and parsing the byzantine comings and goings of the Patrick Fitzgerald grand jury, relatively unnoticed was perhaps the most momentous […]

This was Bill Maher’s closing monologue a few nights ago: “Mr. President, this job can’t be fun for you any more. There’s no more money to spend – you used up all of that. You can’t start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, […]

Last year two men aged 46 and 52(from Mount Maunganui and Napier) were sentenced to eight and eight and half years respectively for pack rape; they were found not guilty of a further charge of rape with an object. They received name suppression and along with two named co-convicted they […]