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2008-08-19 09:01:12

New Zealand hospital lockdown goes on WELLINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A lockdown at New Zealand's Dunedin Hospital due to an outbreak of a norovirus has been extended, Radio New Zealand reported. The continuation of the lockdown meant all outpatient appointments, including x-rays, all planned admissions, investigations and elective surgery scheduled for Monday had been canceled, officials said. Staff were contacting all 800 people affected. Managers at the Dunedin Hospital will meet...

2008-07-30 15:00:54

By WOOD, Alan An equivalent of dairy-based Fonterra seen as crucial to export expansion. Alan Wood reports. -------------------- IN A harsh economic winter Silver Fern Farms has completed the hard cuts of nearly 1000 meat-processing jobs and now faces an intense graft for farmer votes into the spring. SFF is battling traditional conservatism in trying to sell its partnership plan to farmers and bring in much needed capital via NZX- listed PGG Wrightson. It faces two other real...

2008-07-05 15:00:10

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland MOST of the biggest telecommunications companies deliver the worst broadband services, according to a report commissioned by the Commerce Commission. Broadband services from Telecom, Vodafone and Slingshot all scored average or below average in the March quarter. But those of their much smaller competitors, including MaxNet, Snap and Compas, consistently out- performed the industry average. TelstraClear's cable and DSL services were rated best in Auckland,...

2008-07-04 15:00:16

Freyberg High School student Charles Annear-Henderson, 17, will be among more than 40 top New Zealand and Australian science high school students to attend the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin, from July 5. They'll participate in the 2008 Youth Australia, New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Forum. They beat out 500 other top students to get a place, and have demonstrated passion for science and intend to study it at tertiary level. Some of the festival...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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