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Woman Accused Of Abducting Her Baby From Caregiver

Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - A mother has been charged with abducting her baby from the child's caregiver.

The 23-year-old was granted name suppression and remanded in custody by consent when she appeared in Nelson District Court on Tuesday.

False Rape Accused's Identity Stays Secret

Christchurch, Jan 15 NZPA - A judge decided today interim name suppression for a 33-year-old woman accused of making a false gang-rape complaint can continue.

Couple Fined For Selling Birdflu `Cure'

Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - A Tauranga couple who sold homeopathic remedies claiming to cure birdflu, herpes and Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) have been convicted of breaching the Fair Trading Act.

Fund Transmission Gully By Scrapping The Waterview 'Tunnel'

Fund Transmission Gully By Scrapping The Waterview 'Tunnel'

With 88.6 percent of respondents backing the inland option for Transmission Gully, Federated Farmers has found a way that would all but fund the $1 billion project. That is scrapping the tunnel option for Auckland's Waterview connection and building it as a conventional road instead.

Update: Op Armour

At this stage, Police have no firm leads with their investigation into the burglary at Armourguard in Blenheim yesterday.

New Zealand Post Stamps Celebrate Year Of The Ox

The dependable and hardworking Ox features on the latest range of New Zealand Post stamps as it celebrates the "Year of the Ox" for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The stamps are designed by specialist Chinese designers at a cross-cultural New Zealand communications agency, Bananaworks.

Convicted Double Killer Mark Lundy To Appeal Conviction

Convicted Double Killer Mark Lundy To Appeal Conviction

Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - A group formed to support convicted double killer Mark Lundy is set to fund an appeal against his convictions.

Lundy, who maintains his innocence, was found guilty in 2002 of killing wife Christine and seven-year-old daughter Amber in Palmerston North.

Launch Of New Property Website Gives Power To Buyers In Uncertain Housing Market

Launch Of New Property Website Gives Power To Buyers In Uncertain Housing Market

Auckland, 15 January 2009: An innovative new property information website providing in-depth data on more than 1.5 million New Zealand homes has been launched, with a previously unparalleled level of detail aimed at helping buyers make better sense of the turbulent housing market.

Cyber Bullying Victims Lash Out On Streets

Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - Cyber bullying drove two Nelson women to lash out at their online attackers on the street and walk away with convictions for assault.

Best In The World For Animal Transport

Best In The World For Animal Transport

14 January 2009 - "New Zealand has the chance to set an international benchmark for transporting sheep and beef cattle within its borders," says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre spokesperson.