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Attack On Teen Foreshadowed Murderous Assault

By Rosaleen Macbrayne for NZPA

Rotorua, March 26 NZPA - In an eerie way it could have been a rehearsal for murder.

New Charges Laid Against Van Driver In Fatal Smash

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Alexandra police today laid new charges against the driver of the van involved in a fatal crash in Central Otago which killed Dunedin oral surgeon Philip Cox on March 7.

Court Strategy In Case For High Country Access Changes Suddenly

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - A hunting and fishing lobby, seeking public access rights to land leased to high country runholders, dropped one of its two key claims in the High Court at Wellington today.

Court Told Details Of Injuries Suffered By Stephen Bain

Court Told Details Of Injuries Suffered By Stephen Bain

Christchurch, March 26 NZPA - Stephen Bain was shot through the hand and his fingers were found partially retracted as though he had grabbed something, a detective told the retrial of David Bain in the High Court at Christchurch today.

Teen Jailed For Murder Today Still Claims Someone Else Did It

By Rosaleen Macbrayne for NZPA

Rotorua, March 26 NZPA - On the day he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Scottish tourist Karen Aim, a Taupo teenager was still claiming someone else did it.

Male Nurse Guilty Of Misconduct After Sex With Patient

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - A male registered nurse found guilty of professional misconduct after starting a sexual relationship with a patient has had his registration cancelled and been ordered to pay $5000 in costs.

Coroner: More Army Training Around Sleep Deprivation, Drinking

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Army drivers need education on sleep deprivation and driving after drinking binges, the Palmerston North coroner says.

Christmas Decoration Shop Fined $600 For Breaching Regulations

Auckland, March 26 NZPA - A Christmas decoration shop has been convicted and fined $600 for breaching electricity regulations and putting potential customers in danger.

Police Seeking More Witnesses To Fatal Bridge Swing

Wellington, March 26 NZPA - Police are seeking more information about the death of Massey University student Catherine Peters during a bridge swing in the Manawatu Gorge earlier this month.

Are There Any More Witnesses?

Detectives investigating the death of 18-year-old Catherine Peters during a bridge swing are appealing for anyone who has relevant information, but hasn't yet spoken to police, to make contact.