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Health Practitioner Apologies Can Restore Trust To Practitioner/patient Relationships

Health lawyer, Dr Marie Bismark, said an apology can be crucial in restoring trust to the practitioner/patient relationship.

Cops Committed For Trial For Assault

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Two Dunedin police officers were yesterday committed for trial for assault.

They are accused of kicking a man while he struggled with two other officers, who were attempting to arrest him following a pursuit.

Young Women Turning Feral In Gore

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A judge in Gore was left slightly stunned yesterday after coming across case after case involving young women attacking others.

High Court Quashes Police Officer's Assault Convictions

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Assault convictions against a New Plymouth police officer have been quashed by the High Court.

Man Pleads Guilty To Raping Male French Tourist

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - An Opotiki man has pleaded guilty to raping a male French tourist at gunpoint and will be sentenced in November.

Woman's Killer Dies Violent Death

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A man involved in a brutal Bay of Plenty home invasion that left a woman dead has himself been stabbed to death.

Dillon Hitaua, 33, was one of the four men who killed Reporoa farmer Beverly Bouma 11 years ago.

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction

Xue To Appeal Murder Conviction

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The man jailed for life for murdering his wife is to appeal his conviction

Nai Yin Xue was ordered to serve a minimum non-parole period of 12 years after being found guilty of killing An An Liu, 27, at their Auckland home in September 2007.

Man Charged Over Suicide Pact Following Death Of Sick Wife

Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - A 68-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged with being party to a suicide pact following the death of his wife in Levin last year.

Bail Granted To One Of Four Accused Of Robbing Tourists

Bail Granted To One Of Four Accused Of Robbing Tourists

Kaitaia, September 9 NZPA - One of four Kaitaia men charged with the aggravated robbery of three Chinese tourists near 90 Mile Beach last month was granted bail "by the skin of his teeth" when he appeared in the Kaitaia District Court today.

Name Suppression For Woman Accused Of Killing Toddler

Kaitaia, September 9 NZPA - A Far North woman charged with the murder of a Kaitaia toddler will have name suppression until at least September 23.

The 34-year-old, who has not entered a plea, appeared in Kaitaia District Court today and was remanded in custody until November 12.