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Christchurch Teen Hospitalised Following Assault

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - A Christchurch teenager is still in hospital after being bashed in the head during a brawl between rival school groups in the city at the weekend.

District Commander Stresses Excess Alcohol Risk

Papanui Police, Christchurch, are investigating a serious assault that took place in Merivale near McDonalds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Lotto Win Belated Christmas Present For Wellington Couple

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - A Wellington couple got a belated Christmas present on Saturday after discovering they had won a $402,678 prize in the Boxing Day Lotto draw.

Police Encourage Staff To Participate In Community Events

Police officers spending time with children and parents at school events will continue to be an important part of community policing, Inspector Les Paterson, North Shore Area Commander, said today.

Detonator Explodes In Soldier's Hand

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - A soldier has been injured during a training exercise at Waiouru Army Camp when a detonator exploded in his hand.

The soldier from Palmerston North's Linton Camp had surgery to remove plastic fragments from his body following Saturday's accident.

Knife Found As Search For Killer Stepped Up

Auckland, Feb 1 NZPA - Police say they have found a knife that may have been used in the killing of Auckland taxi driver Hiren Mohini.

Student Incident

Papanui Police, Christchurch, are investigating a serious assault that took place in Merivale near McDonalds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Last Of Black Market Paua Poachers Plead Guilty

Christchurch, Feb 1 NZPA - A two-week black market paua poaching trial never got started today after sudden guilty pleas by three men who are now facing likely sentences of home detention and community work.

Hutt Valley Health Chief Moves To Ministry

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - Hutt Valley District Health Board chief executive for the last seven years, Chai Chuah, has resigned to become national director of the National Health Board business unit at the Ministry of Health.

Buskerburgoo - Weird Porridge Comes To Nelson This Week

You'll love the serving of burgoo that's coming to Trafalgar Street with this year's Buskers and Street Theatre Series. Bigger, better and quite different from previous years it's been named Buskerburgoo after the porridge served on Lord Nelson's ships.