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Police Woman Resigns Over Private Prosecution

(Repeating H4946, removing identifying details in para two)

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A woman police officer has resigned from the force after being privately charged with assault and trespass arising from an arrest she made.

Custody Remand After Sex Offences Admitted

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - Name suppression was refused for Christchurch man Allan Bruce Hotter, who admitted sex offences against a girl.

Police Woman Resigns Over Private Prosecution

Police Woman Resigns Over Private Prosecution

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A woman police officer has resigned from the force after being privately charged with assault and trespass arising from an arrest she made.

Maritime Union Flags Concern With Port Takeover Threat

16 October 2008 - The Maritime Union of New Zealand has warned against the takeover of New Zealand ports after shipping giant COSCO announced its interest in buying into New Zealand ports this week.

New Executive Director For Audit New Zealand

New Executive Director For Audit New Zealand

16 October 2008 - Stephen (Steve) Walker has been appointed Executive Director of Audit New Zealand - the Auditor-General's business unit responsible for carrying out 80% of annual audits in the public sector.

Family Says Hospital Killed Terry Parsons

Gisborne, Oct 16 NZPA - The family of Gisborne rodeo identity Terry Parsons say a coroner's report vindicates their belief that their brother was killed by Gisborne Hospital.

The Other Financial Crisis

16 October 2008 - A financial crisis is nothing new for the 1.4 billion people the World Bank estimates are living in poverty worldwide say international development NGOs.

Deadline Approaching For $12,000 Bursary

16 October 2008 - The deadline is fast approaching for students interested in apply for Horizons Regional Council's $12,000 Don Linklater Memorial Bursary.

Paraparaumu Airport Coalition Confident About Appeal Against Developers' Business Park

16 OCTOBER 2008 - The Paraparaumu Airport Coalition says preparations for its appeal against plans for a business park on the airfield are well advanced.

Leap To It For Frogs This Labour Weekend

16 October 2008 - The Cadbury Freddo Frog Roadshow is at Auckland Zoo this Labour Weekend, so both grown-ups and littlies can leap in and learn all about New Zealand's four endangered species of native frogs, and how to help save them.