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Offender Admits Sex With 12-Year-Old

Offender Admits Sex With 12-Year-Old

Christchurch, Dec 11 NZPA - A 25-year-old who admitted having sex with a 12-year-old girl was jailed today for two years and eight months.

Taste For Road Kill Seal Lands Man In Hot Water

Westport, Dec 11 NZPA - A Karamea man stole and tried to eat a seal carcass because he had an unusual diet and often ate road kill, the Westport District Court has been told.

Southern Police Target Alcohol-fuelled Violence In Operation Unite

For Southern District police, the lead up to Christmas is a busy time, as alcohol plays a big part in people's lives and social activities, and is a major player in violent behaviour.

Massey Scientist To Head National Chemistry Body

Massey Scientist To Head National Chemistry Body

Dr Mark Waterland, a senior lecturer in the University's Institute of Fundamental Sciences, has been elected president of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry for 2010.

Riccarton Service Centre To Stay Near To Local Residents

A proposal to the Christchurch City Council to close the Riccarton Service Centre was overturned at yesterday's Council meeting.

Twin Engine Rescue Helicopter For Hawke's Bay

The Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust is stepping forward with the arrival of a twin engine BK117 on the 23rd December.

Trust Chairman, John Newland announced that the Trustees agreed to go ahead with the biggest change in the history of the Trust since its inception in 1992.

Environment Canterbury To Proceed With Temporary By-law For Lake Ruataniwha.

Environment Canterbury is to proceed with a proposed temporary by-law for Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel. The new set of navigation safety regulations will be trialled on the lake over the summer period beginning on Saturday, December 12, 2009.

Life For Murderer Who Stuffed Victim In Wardrobe

Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - Hutt Valley man Malcolm Ngeru found guilty of murdering his partner Mihi Tuhoro in June last year has been jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 12 years.

Super City Ward Boundaries Must Be Reviewed To Ensure Fairer Representation - ARC

Super City Ward Boundaries Must Be Reviewed To Ensure Fairer Representation - ARC

The Local Government Commission (LGC) must review the proposed Super City ward boundaries to ensure there is greater equality in representation between wards, ARC Chairman Mike Lee said today.

"Super City wards need to be roughly even in terms of voting power.

Improvements Continue To Wellington Rail Network Buses To Replace Trains This Weekend

Buses will replace trains this weekend as work to improve the Wellington rail network gathers pace. The weekend work is necessary to prepare for intensive construction over the quiet Christmas holiday period.