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Shot Man Toppled On Hunting Companion, Court Told

Hamilton, Nov 4 NZPA - A woman has told a court how English agricultural exchange student Matthew Purchase toppled on her when shot in the head on a hunting trip.

Complaint Over Rodney's Yellow Jacket Will Only Help MP

Complaint Over Rodney's Yellow Jacket Will Only Help MP

The organisation that tried to ban Act Leader Rodney Hide's yellow jacket says the latest complaint to the Electoral Commission about it not carrying an authorisation statement will only win the MP support.

Local Business Supports New Zealand Cup And Show Week Festival

Local Business Supports New Zealand Cup And Show Week Festival

Christchurch businesses are showing their support of New Zealand Cup and Show Week by getting behind the festival launch this Friday, 7 November.

Woman Assaults Parking Warden Over Ticket

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - A Southland woman who attacked a parking warden who issued her with a ticket has been sentenced to communtiy work.

Kasey Herena Pou-Thompson, 27, pleaded guilty in Invercargill District Court yesterday to assault, The Southland Times reported.

Nia Glassie Died From `Kick Or Blow To Head': Pathologist

Nia Glassie Died From `Kick Or Blow To Head': Pathologist

Rotorua, Nov 4 NZPA - Three-year-old Nia Glassie died from a possible kick or blow to the head administered with "a substantial degree of force", a pathologist told the High Court in Rotorua yesterday.

Manifesto Launch Says The Future Is Farming

Manifesto Launch Says The Future Is Farming

"All New Zealanders, city and rural, have to work together if we are to make progress as a nation and remain a first world country.

Deps Hearing Begins For Man Accused Of Informer's Murder

Palmerston North, Nov 4 NZPA - The man accused of murdering police informer Nicholas Pike yesterday faced a depositions hearing to decide whether he should stand trial.

Mr Pike disappeared six years ago and his body has never been found.

Friends Tell Of Death Conversations

(Correcting H0752, fixing spelling of Denis Billesdon in 8th par)

Christchurch, Nov 3 NZPA - Two friends of Denis Kenny Billesdon have told how he told them years later that he had smothered his elderly sister "to put her out of her misery" because he could not stand her pain.

PSA Welcomes Extra Funding To Boost Disability Sector Pay And Conditions

PSA Welcomes Extra Funding To Boost Disability Sector Pay And Conditions

3 November 2008 - "Boosting pay for the disability sector is good for workers in the sector and good for the disabled New Zealanders they support," says Public Service Association National Secretary Richard Wagstaff.

Giraffe Goes North

3 NOVEMBER 2008 - Kijana, a two year old male giraffe, is being transferred from Orana Wildlife Park to a private wildlife reserve north of Auckland today.