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American Idol Show Performed On Horseback This Weekend In Hamilton

Hamilton's version of the popular television programme American Idol hits the stage this weekend - but with a substantially different emphasis than the original concept.

Paper Sector Preparing For Product Stewardship

Paper Sector Preparing For Product Stewardship

The NZ Paperboard Packaging Association (NZPPA) has announced that it plans to work with the NZ Paper Forum on a combined paper and paperboard packaging product stewardship scheme as a natural successor to the Packaging Accord which ended on the 30th June.

Wife Killer Plans To Write Book Protesting Innocence

Wife Killer Plans To Write Book Protesting Innocence

Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Convicted wife killer Nai Yin Xue is planning to write a book from jail protesting his innocence.

Xue went on the run after killing his wife An An Liu, 28, in September 2007.

Call For More Jury Support

Call For More Jury Support

Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Jurors need better support, education -- and to understand English, a juror in a recent high court murder trial says.

Man Found Guilty Of Incest But Daughter Acquitted

Man Found Guilty Of Incest But Daughter Acquitted

Auckland, July 11 NZPA - A man will be sentenced in Auckland next month after being guilty of incest.

However, an Auckland District Court jury has acquitted his daughter of the same charge.

Inmates Accused Of Running Multi-Million Dollar Drug Ring

Inmates Accused Of Running Multi-Million Dollar Drug Ring

Auckland, July 11 NZPA - Eight people have been committed for trial over an alleged multi-million-dollar drug ring operated from within Auckland's maximum security prison.

Man Admits Causing Fatal Crash

Wellington, July 11 NZPA - A Rotorua man has been warned he will be going to jail after admitting causing the death of a young woman in a head-on crash.

Home Invasion Victims Too Scared To Be Alone, Court Told

Wellington, July 11 NZPA - A teenage home invader who left his victims too scared to be alone has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years' jail.

MOH Allows Women To Use Frozen Eggs In Fertility Treatment

MOH Allows Women To Use Frozen Eggs In Fertility Treatment

Wellington, July 10 NZPA - The Ministry of Health has approved the use of frozen human eggs for use in fertility treatment.

Eggs being held in frozen storage at clinics such as Fertility Associates may now be implanted after being thawed and fertilised.

Weatherston `Ultra-Competitive', Murder Trial Told

Weatherston `Ultra-Competitive', Murder Trial Told

Christchurch, July 10 NZPA - An Otago University professor today described the relationship between student Sophie Elliott and the Clayton Weatherston, the man accused of murdering her, as "exciting and dramatic".

But the academic also said there was friction going on too.