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Convicted Murderer And Rapist Appeals 26-year Sentence

Convicted Murderer And Rapist Appeals 26-year Sentence

Wellington, May 27 NZPA - A man convicted of the 2007 murder and rape of a 20-year-old deaf woman and the attempted murder and rape of another woman appealed his 26-year prison sentence today.

Government Urged To Step Up Anti-Nuke Campaign

Government Urged To Step Up Anti-Nuke Campaign

The Government should take the advice of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and launch a new anti-nuclear campaign, says Labour's disarmament spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Aiming To Represent Mt Albert

Aiming To Represent Mt Albert

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman confirmed today that he wants to represent Mt Albert after National candidate Melissa Lee said she was aiming for second in the by-election.

Former Plunket Treasurer Jailed For Fraud

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A former Bay of Plenty Plunket treasurer has been convicted and sentenced to 2-1/2 years for defrauding the charity of more than $155,000.

Michelle Hyndman, 38, was sentenced at Tauranga District Court today, Radio New Zealand reported.

Changing Jury Trials Would Make Only `Marginal' Difference

Changing Jury Trials Would Make Only `Marginal' Difference

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Reducing the number of jury trials in New Zealand would only "marginally" speed up the court system, according to the Law Society.

Hundreds Farewell Gunman Jan Molenaar

Wellington, May 15 NZPA - The last violent act carried out by Jan Molenaar before he died didn't stop hundreds of friends and family farewelling him at a funeral in Hastings today.

Gun Licensing Questioned Following Napier Siege

(Adds Green MP Keith Locke's comments)

Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Police have "no idea" how many guns are in the hands of unlicensed owners, an expert on gun safety says.

Gun Licensing Questioned Following Napier Siege

Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Police have "no idea" how many guns are in the hands of unlicensed owners, an expert on gun safety says.

The arsenal of weapons found at Napier gunman Jan Molenaar's house following a 50-hour siege last week sparked concerns about firearms laws in New Zealand.

Napier Gunman Snapped After Seeing Police In His Home - Brother

Napier Gunman Snapped After Seeing Police In His Home - Brother

Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Napier gunman Jan Molenaar was a normal person who snapped when he found police officers in his home, his brother said today.

Sympathy For Waitemata DHB Over Funding But Board Responsible

Sympathy For Waitemata DHB Over Funding But Board Responsible

Wellington, May 1 NZPA - A report criticising the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) over sub-standard patient care expressed some sympathy over chronic funding issues, but ultimately placed accountability with the board.