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Man Pleads Guilty To Raping Male French Tourist

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - An Opotiki man has pleaded guilty to raping a male French tourist at gunpoint and will be sentenced in November.

Woman's Killer Dies Violent Death

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A man involved in a brutal Bay of Plenty home invasion that left a woman dead has himself been stabbed to death.

Dillon Hitaua, 33, was one of the four men who killed Reporoa farmer Beverly Bouma 11 years ago.

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The man jailed for life for murdering his wife is to appeal his conviction

Nai Yin Xue was ordered to serve a minimum non-parole period of 12 years after being found guilty of killing An An Liu, 27, at their Auckland home in September 2007.

Man Charged Over Suicide Pact Following Death Of Sick Wife

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A 68-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged with being party to a suicide pact following the death of his wife in Levin last year.

Bail Granted To One Of Four Accused Of Robbing Tourists

Bail Granted To One Of Four Accused Of Robbing Tourists

Kaitaia, September 9 NZPA - One of four Kaitaia men charged with the aggravated robbery of three Chinese tourists near 90 Mile Beach last month was granted bail "by the skin of his teeth" when he appeared in the Kaitaia District Court today.

Name Suppression For Woman Accused Of Killing Toddler

Kaitaia, September 9 NZPA - A Far North woman charged with the murder of a Kaitaia toddler will have name suppression until at least September 23.

The 34-year-old, who has not entered a plea, appeared in Kaitaia District Court today and was remanded in custody until November 12.

Accused Gives Evidence In Child Beating Case

Auckland, Sept 9 NZPA - An Auckland woman accused of inflicting head injuries which almost caused the death of her four-year-old son has told a jury her daughters were lying when they said she hit him.

Christchurch To Go Quiet For One Minute On 14 October

Christchurch To Go Quiet For One Minute On 14 October

Christchurch going quiet for one minute on Wednesday the 14th of October in the hope of raising awareness about the dangers of hearing loss is the aim of organisers of the city’s first Hearing Awareness Day on October 14.

Closure For Family As Body Confirmed As Tisha Lowry

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - The family of Tisha Lowry say they are pleased to finally have closure now her body has been recovered from beneath a Christchurch house.

Sentencing Delayed For High Speed Pursuit Driver

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A Lower Hutt man accused of stealing a car and petrol, then leading police on a high-speed chase had his sentencing delayed when he appeared in Taupo District Court today.