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Name Released Of Man Accused Of Killing Toddler

Name Released Of Man Accused Of Killing Toddler

Auckland, Dec 30 NZPA - Name suppression has been lifted for the man accused of murdering 16-month-old Riley Justin Osborne, in Northland last week.

He is Kyle Robert Skerten, 21, of Kerikeri.

Woman Charged With Making False Rape Complaint

Woman Charged With Making False Rape Complaint

30 December 2008 - Police in Hawera are continuing to investigate the rape on Christmas Day of a 22-year-old woman, but a second allegation made on December 29 by a 24-year-old woman has been found to be false.

Man Rescued After Fall

Man Rescued After Fall

30 December 2008 - A farmer was airlifted out of a gorge near Rangiwahia today.

The man had been staying with friends on a farm bordering the gorge while recovering after a recent trip to hospital.

CWS Partners Need Urgent Help In Gaza

30 DECEMBER 2008 - CWS is launching an appeal to assist the DSPR health programme as it struggles to cope with emergency cases at its clinics.

Missing Boat Found

30 DECEMBER 2008 - The runabout missing in the Bay of Plenty has been located by a rescue helicopter approximately five kilometres to the west of Motiti Island and 15 kilometres north of Tauranga. It appears that all five people on board are safe and well.

New Ways To Look For Love

New Ways To Look For Love

30 December 2008 - Blindfolded speed dating, weight loss clinics for larger lovers and bonding over toothpaste brands are among new techniques dating agencies could use to help the lonely find love.

Global Peace And Justice Auckland Calls For Boycott Of Israel

30 DECEMBER 2008 - At the 4pm protest this afternoon GPJA will be calling for a comprehensive boycott of Israel in response to the latest massacres of Palestinians trapped in the siege of Gaza.

Man Appears On Assault Charge After Man's Death In Gore

Wellington, Dec 30 NZPA - A 43-year-old man charged with assaulting Richard Hugh Briggs in Gore on December 23 was remanded without plea when he appeared in Invercargill District Court today.

The man appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips, who remanded him in custody until January 5.

Fonterra Warning On Payout Not Unexpected

Fonterra Warning On Payout Not Unexpected

"Fonterra's warning of a likely revision downwards in the current milksolids forecast payout is not unexpected," says Lachlan McKenzie, Federated Farmers Dairy chairman.

Call For Care With 4wds And Toddlers In Driveways

Call For Care With 4wds And Toddlers In Driveways

Wellington, Dec 30 NZPA - Parents are being urged to closely supervise young children around driveways after a toddler was crushed to death under the wheels of a reversing Landcruiser.