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Alleged Road Rage Victim Peaceful And Honest, Family Say

Wellington, April 8 NZPA - Family of an elderly man killed following an alleged road rage incident in Auckland have described him as peaceful, honest and hard working.

Sensible Sentencing Wants Law Change In Wake Of Borrell Murder

Sensible Sentencing Wants Law Change In Wake Of Borrell Murder

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - New Zealand's "criminal friendly" justice system needs to be changed so violent offenders are not eligible for bail, the Sensible Sentencing Trust says.

Icepak Directors Face Charges Over Fatal Fire

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - The Department of Labour will proceed with charges against three Icepak Coolstore directors over a fatal explosion and fire in April last year.

Stabbed Shop Owner Wants Apology From Police

Auckland, March 26 NZPA - Liquor store owner Virender Singh says he'd like an apology from police for charging him after he fought back after being attacked at his store last year.

Burton TV Documentary Delayed

Burton TV Documentary Delayed

Wellington, March 23 NZPA - TVNZ has delayed a documentary about convicted double murderer Graeme Burton.

Burton was to have been the subject of Beyond the Darklands, which analyses notorious criminals and their crimes, to screen on TV1 on Wednesday.

Two Charged With Aiding Escape

Wellington, March 21 NZPA - A man whose identity was used by another prisoner has been charged with helping him escape.

Ollies Siaea, 31, walked out of the Manukau District Court yesterday after he claimed to be another prisoner on bail.

Brothers Plead Not Guilty To Assaulting Prime Minister

Wellington, March 12 NZPA - Two brothers charged with assaulting Prime Minister John Key at Waitangi last month year pleaded not guilty today.

John Junior Popata, 33, and Wikatana Popata, 19, appeared in the Kaitaia District Court.

No Decision Yet On NZ Tour To Pakistan -- Vaughan

No Decision Yet On NZ Tour To Pakistan -- Vaughan

Wellington, March 4 NZPA - After saying New Zealand would walk, New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan has had a change of heart on touring Pakistan, and is lingering at the crease.

Man Convicted Of Toddler's Death To Appeal

Wellington, March 4 NZPA - One of two brothers found guilty of murdering Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie has filed an appeal against his conviction.

Wife Believes In Innocence Of Convicted Double Killer

Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The wife of convicted double murderer John Barlow is convinced her husband is innocent, on the eve of his appeal to the Privy Council in London.