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Convicted Killer Gets Extra Jail Time

Convicted Killer Gets Extra Jail Time

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - Convicted murderer John Stewart has been given extra jail time for four new offences.

Stewart, 39, was convicted in 1986 of murdering his mother in Invercargill and sentenced to life imprisonment.

He was released on life parole in September 1993.

Smoking Ban In Cars Supported By All Types Of Smokers

Smoking Ban In Cars Supported By All Types Of Smokers

7 August 2009 - A clear majority of New Zealand smokers across all socio-economic and ethnic groups support a ban on smoking in cars carrying pre-school children, according to latest research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Community Service For Man Who Beat Up Babysitter

Community Service For Man Who Beat Up Babysitter

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - A man who beat up a babysitter when he found him sleeping has been sentenced to 120 hours' community work.

Karipori Wayne Harry Repia appeared in New Plymouth District Court yesterday, He pleaded guilty to two charges of assault.

Eight Face Rioting Charges After Police Officer Pelted

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - Eight people have appeared on rioting charges after a lone Taranaki police officer was pelted with rocks and missiles.

Police were called to Opunake about 9.30pm on Wednesday after trouble erupted in the Allison and King streets area.

New Board To Unify Health Training

New Board To Unify Health Training

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Health workforce planning will be more unified with the establishment of a national training board, Health Minister Tony Ryall said today.

`Birdsong Dialects' To Help Boost Kokako Population

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Birdsong "dialects" will be used to help re-establish native kokako populations in two North Island forest locations.

Survey Looks Into Oral Health Of New Zealanders

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - About 2000 adults and 1000 children will be taking part in an oral health survey that is being conducted from March to November.

Fourth Man Accused In Armed Robberies Appears In Court

Fourth Man Accused In Armed Robberies Appears In Court

Rotorua, Aug 6 NZPA - A fourth Rotorua man has appeared in court for the aggravated robbery of a Te Puke jeweller and the Katikati Paperplus store.

Harley Adlam, 22, appeared in Rotorua District Court today on two aggravated robbery charges, relating to the armed robberies on July 24.

Steady Investment In Agricultural Sector, R&D The Key

Steady Investment In Agricultural Sector, R&D The Key

Keeping a steady hand on the tiller is necessary for sheep and beef farmers to continue getting value out of their Research & Development investment, Lincoln Vice-Chancellor Professor Roger Field says.

Nuku'alofa Ferry Rescue To Continue Overnight

Rescue vessels looking for survivors of the sinking of the inter-island ferry Princess Ashika, near Nuku'alofa, Tonga, late yesterday will continue searching overnight.