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Teen Admits Terrorising Strangers With Machete

Tauranga, Jan 27 NZPA - "This is the sort of thing that people get shot from", Judge Louis Bidois warned a Mt Maunganui teenager who admitted terrorising strangers with a machete.

Double Murder Accused Remanded

Auckland, Jan 27 NZPA - An Iraqi man facing two counts of murder after two bodies were found in an Auckland city apartment complex in July has been remanded in custody until next month.

Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty To Injuring Pedestrian

Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty To Injuring Pedestrian

Tauranga, Jan 27 NZPA - A drunk and speeding driver who caused life threatening injuries to a pedestrian pleaded guilty to three charges in Tauranga District Court today.

Judge Louis Bidois said Steven Robert Mear, 44, unemployed, was also "a scarperer".

All Blacks' Court Date Postponed

All Blacks' Court Date Postponed

Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - All Black Adam Thomson's court date on an assault charge has again been postponed.

Thomson has been charged with assaulting his partner Joanne Holley in Havelock North on December 21.

New Zealand Honours Victims Of The Holocaust

The United Nations International Day of Commemoration to honour victims of the Holocaust was marked with ceremonies in Wellington today, 27 January 2009.

Diabetes Clinic Moves From Hospital Grounds

Diabetes Clinic Moves From Hospital Grounds

27 January 2009 - More than 14,000 people who used to visit the Waikato Regional Diabetes Service at Waikato Hospital now go to newly refurbished premises in Hamilton.

The Diabetes Clinic is now at 26 Clarence St, just over a kilometre away from the hospital.

Record Fall In Sea Lion Pups Means Minister Must Cut Kill Quota

Record Fall In Sea Lion Pups Means Minister Must Cut Kill Quota

27 January 2009 - A record drop in the number of New Zealand sea lion pups means the Fisheries Minister must cut the number of sea lions killed in the southern squid fishery, Forest & Bird says.

Pukerua Bay Bypass

27 JANUARY 2009 - The Coastal Highway Group says that lack of a designation is not a major hurdle to building a bypass at Pukerua Bay.

Christchurch's Energy Reuse Initiative Progresses

Christchurch's Energy Reuse Initiative Progresses

27 January 2009 - The Christchurch City Council is applying for consent to use a mix of renewable energy sources to run the new biosolids drying facility.

Police Call For More Witnesses To Fatal Shooting

Police Call For More Witnesses To Fatal Shooting

Auckland, Jan 27 NZPA - Police investigating the accidental killing of a teenage courier driver in Auckland last Friday have urged witnesses to events that led to the fatal shooting to come forward.