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World's Press Groups Protest Against Iranian Arrests

World's Press Groups Protest Against Iranian Arrests

Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, 11 January 2010

Queenstown Police Still Seeking Witnesses

Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - Queenstown police are keen to talk to more people about alleged indecent behaviour towards minors at a aquatic centre last week.

A 36-year-old Hamilton man was arrested and charged with doing an indecent act yesterday.

Telecom Admits Breaching Fair Trading Act - Pays Back $9.5m To Customers

Telecom Admits Breaching Fair Trading Act - Pays Back $9.5m To Customers

In a settlement with the Commerce Commission, Telecom New Zealand Limited and Xtra Limited (Telecom) has admitted breaching the Fair Trading Act by misleading more than 130,000 broadband customers.

Crafty Attempt At Drug Smuggling Comes Unstuck

A plan to smuggle cannabis and what appears to be methamphetamine into Tongariro/Rangipo Prison within a container of hobby glue has come unstuck.

The drugs were found by staff during a routine search of property that had been posted into the Prison.

`Vigilante' Businessmen Asked To Prove Actions Were Lawful

`Vigilante' Businessmen Asked To Prove Actions Were Lawful

Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - Two businessmen involved in an alleged vigilante street patrol in the Wairarapa town of Martinborough have had their sentencing delayed to give them time to prove their actions were lawful.

Man Charged After Allegedly Trying To Lure Boy - Police

Man Charged After Allegedly Trying To Lure Boy - Police

Wellington, Jan 11 NZPA - A Hamilton man has been charged with doing an indecent act after allegedly trying to lure a 13-year-old boy into his van in Queenstown last week.

The incident happened outside the Queenstown Events Centre last Friday.

$3.8 Million Funding Awarded To Promising Nz Scientists

$3.8 Million Funding Awarded To Promising Nz Scientists

Wellington, Jan 11 NZPA - Studies into the production of morphine and codeine from yeast, how the East African jumping spider selects its prey and a non-invasive way to check joint replacements are some of the projects which will receive a share of $3.88 million from the Foundation for Research,

Childcare Service Goes Into Liquidation

Childcare Service Goes Into Liquidation

Wellington, Jan 11 NZPA - A nationwide early childcare service has been put into liquidation.

I Happen To Agree With Michael Laws On Something - Let's Do Something About Name Suppression

Today, I happen to agree with Michael Laws on something - that our name suppression laws are ridiculous as they have (yet again) placed innocent people under suspicion.

French Tourist On Bail After Fatal Collision With Motorcyclist

French Tourist On Bail After Fatal Collision With Motorcyclist

Wellington, Jan 11 NZPA - A French tourist facing charges over a fatal collision with a motorbike in Waikato on Saturday has briefly appeared in court.

Federic Andre Bignon, 40, appeared in Hamilton District Court today on two charges of careless driving causing injury or death.