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`Hounded' Crafar Family Sells Up Dairty Farms

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - One of the country's biggest dairy farming operations say they have been hounded by authorities over dirty dairying and will sell all their farms.

Proposal To Buy `House Of Horrors A Huge Weight Lifted: Resident

Proposal To Buy `House Of Horrors A Huge Weight Lifted: Resident

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A Christchurch City Council proposal to buy `house of horrors' where two bodies were found last Friday has lifted a huge weight of him , the owner of the adjoining home says.

NZ's Plastic Bag Efforts Failing, Says Group

NZ's Plastic Bag Efforts Failing, Says Group

Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - New Zealand's efforts to reduce plastic bag use are underwhelming and a supermarket's backtrack on charging for bags shows major players are doing as little as possible, say environmental campaigners.

Foodstuffs Forced To Backtrack On Plastic Bag Charge

Foodstuffs Forced To Backtrack On Plastic Bag Charge

Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - The commercial reality of a cut-throat supermarket environment has forced Foodstuffs Wellington to axe the compulsory plastic bag charge it introduced only four weeks ago.

Two More Charged Over Alleged Passport Scam

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Two more people have been charged over the alleged sale of fake passports to Pacific Island overstayers.

The duo appeared in Manukau District Court today with the scam's alleged ringleader Gerard Otimi.

Victim's Dad Pleased With River Boarding Company's Guilty Plea

Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The father of an English tourist killed while river boarding in the Kawarau River Gorge last year is pleased adventure tourism company Mad Dog River Boarding today pleaded guilty to two charges relating to her death.

Rope In Bridge Swing Death Insecure, Court Told

Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - A rope from which a student fell to her death near Woodville in Manawatu in March was too long and not secured properly, a court was told today.

Company In Regulatory Vacuum When Tourist Drowned: Witness

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - The Queenstown company British tourist Emily Jordan was river boarding when she drowned was operating in a regulatory vacuum regarding safety requirements, a court was told today.

Guide Says He Could Do Nothing To Rescue Tourist Under Rock

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - A guide who tried to rescue a drowning English tourist from under a rock in the Kawarau River Gorge last April told Queenstown District court there was nothing he could do to save her.

No Appeal Over Moses Manslaughter Sentences

No Appeal Over Moses Manslaughter Sentences

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - The Crown will not appeal the sentences given to five people found guilty of manslaughter after a Maori curse-lifting ceremony went wrong.