Woman gets eight years for smuggling cocaine

Supplied Content Auckland, June 15, 2017 A 29-year-old Brazilian woman was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, for attempting to smuggle 4.6 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage. On April 2, 2017, Evelin Stemposki arrived at Auckland Airport on a flight from Brazil via Chile. While en-route to New Zealand, Customs identified her as…

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Pacific health professionals receive scholarships

Nicky Wagner Wellington, June15, 2017 Seventy tertiary students were awarded Pacific Health Scholarships during a special ceremony at the University of Auckland this evening. Associate Health Minister Nicky Wager said that the Ministry of Health-funded scholarships aim to strengthen the Pacific health and disability workforce by providing financial assistance to Pacific students committed to improving the health of their communities.…

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