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Karen Aim's Killer Sentenced Today

Karen Aim's Killer Sentenced Today

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The teen who pleaded guilty to murdering Scottish tourist Karen Aim will be sentenced today in the High Court at Rotorua.

Escaped Prisoner Recaptured

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - A man who went on the run after escaping from Manukau District Court last week by pretending to be another prisoner on bail has been recaptured.

Leaked Report Does Not Back Masturbation Complaint

Leaked Report Does Not Back Masturbation Complaint

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - A leaked draft report has found there is not enough evidence to support allegations Nelson care workers were ordered to help intellectually impaired clients to masturbate.

Lawyer Says Singh Decision Not Precedent-Setting

Auckland, March 25 NZPA - A lawyer who helped a shop owner get off violence charges today has warned others that the court decision doesn't give them licence to take unwarranted retribution against possible offenders.

Stabbed Shop Owner Says He Has No Idea Why He Was Charged

Auckland, March 25 NZPA - A south Auckland liquor store owner who admitted using a hockey stick to defend himself shortly after he was stabbed says he has no idea why he was charged by police.

Trail Of Bloody Items In Bain Bathroom And Laundry

Trail Of Bloody Items In Bain Bathroom And Laundry

Christchurch, March 25 NZPA - Bloodstained items from the Bain family's bathroom and laundry were produced in the High Court, Christchurch, today during the retrial of David Bain.

Bain is accused of murdering his parents and three siblings in their Dunedin home on June 20, 1994.

Greymouth Surgical Ward Reopens With Nurses Increase

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - An increase in nursing numbers has allowed a surgical ward at Greymouth's hospital to reopen.

West Coast District Health Board said that as of Monday it would reopen Barclay Ward at Grey Base Hospital as a Monday to Friday surgical ward.

MAF- Biosecurity NZ and Plant & Food Still Not Taking GE Risk Seriously

Source: Soil & Health Association of NZ

MAF - Biosecurity NZ (MAFBNZ) appears to be letting go of New Zealand’s zero tolerance to GE contamination, according to the Soil & Health Association of NZ.

Date Set For Hoax Caller

Whakatane, March 25 NZPA - A defended hearing for an alleged hoax caller has been set down for May 22 in the Whakatane District Court.

Kutarere man Robert Harold Moyer, 66, denies making the emergency call on New Year's Eve that sparked an armed offenders callout that cost $26,000.

Fiji - Rule Of Law

Fiji - Rule Of Law

25 March 2009 - The New Zealand Law Society and its Rule of Law Committee fully support the concerns expressed in the recent report of the International Bar Association "Dire Straits: A Report on the Rule of in Fiji".