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Operation Rose

3 December 2008

Police throughout the Central North Island have a simple message for those contemplating drinking and driving this summer, don't!

One Plan - Farmer Concerns Over Living Heritage Rules

Federated Farmers told the One Plan hearing panel in Palmerston North on Monday December 1 that contents of the proposed plan and a number of rules will restrict normal farming activities.

New MPs In For Emotional Rollercoaster

A daunting emotional journey awaits new MPs when the 49th New Zealand parliament sits for the first time next week, according to a Massey researcher.

Egyptian Journalist Wins Arab Newspaper Award

Egyptian Journalist Wins Arab Newspaper Award

Ibrahim Essa, Editor-in-Chief of Al Dustour, the daily newspaper in Egypt, has been awarded the 2008 Gebran Tueni Award, the annual prize of the World Association of Newspapers that honours an editor or publisher in the Arab region.

`It Was An Above-Board Commercial Opperation': Fraud Accused

Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - The man accused of defrauding Otago District Health Board of almost $17 million said yesterday that the money was payment for computer-related risk mitigation insurance.

Man Tells Court He Was Drugged And Raped

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A man has told Palmerston North District Court he was drugged and raped by a 46-year-old male friend.

Family Of Murdered Backpacker In NZ

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - The family of murdered South Korean backpacker Jae Hyeon Kim were today to visit the West Coast site where his body was recovered.

Teenaged Mum On Trial For Allegedly Stabbing Son

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A teenaged mother allegedly stabbed her two year-old son with a boning knife, a High Court jury was told in Hamilton yesterday.

But Kim Knoll, 19, claims the boy was attacked by a masked man who forced his way into her home.

Crown Closes Case In Bray Murder Trial

Christchurch, Dec 2 NZPA - After 19 days and evidence from 92 witnesses the crown has closed its case against six young Timaru men accused of murdering Wayne Kerry Bray in a street bashing.

Emergency Department Refurbishment

2 December 2008 - Minor alterations will begin in Hawke's Bay Hospitals' Emergency Department (ED) on December 8 to increase triage space and create a better seating plan for waiting patients.