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Fugitive `Billy' Plans To Defend All Charges

Fugitive `Billy' Plans To Defend All Charges

Christchurch, June 10 NZPA - William Alexander Stewart - who styled himself Billy the Hunted One during months of evading the police - says he plans to defend all 68 charges the police have laid against him.

Woman Remanded On Charges Of Stabbing Man To Death

Napier, June 10 NZPA - A Napier woman was today remanded on bail for a depositions hearing next month when she appeared in court on a charge of murdering a man found with stab wounds in a crashed car last Friday.

EMA Should Stick To The Facts

EMA Should Stick To The Facts

10 June 2009 - Claims by the Employers and Manufacturers Association that personal grievances are out of control fly in the face of extensive independent research, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Employers Not A Welfare Service For Swine Flu

Employers Not A Welfare Service For Swine Flu

10 JUNE 2009 - Employers don't have the resources to cover all the costs of misfortunes their employees may face such as swine flu, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association.

Murder Trial Aborted

Murder Trial Aborted

Napier, June 10 NZPA - The trial of a Napier man charged with murdering his new neighbour in a Napier flat 17 months ago has been aborted after two days without any evidence being heard.

A new trial date will be set on June 30.

Schools Enthusiastic About Matariki Celebrations At The National Marae

10 June 2009 - Christchurch's Nga Hau E Wha National Marae on Pages Road has been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm from schools in the area eager to sample Matariki activities.

Antarctica New Zealand Announce Invited Artists

10 JUNE 2009 - New Zealand artists, author Owen Marshall and painter Peter James Smith, are the two recipients of the 2009/10 Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellowships.

Residents Feedback Sought On Ellerslie Flower Show

Residents Feedback Sought On Ellerslie Flower Show

10 June 2009 - Christchurch residents are being invited to provide feedback on the first Christchurch-hosted Ellerslie International Flower Show.

"Across The Firth" Swimming Challenge On Again

10 JUNE 2009 - Annual Thames Centennial Swimming Pool challenge starts last Saturday of June

Swimmers begin a unique annual swim challenge on Saturday 27 June. The swimmers will swim from Thames to Miranda, but can take as long as six months and don't even have to get muddy!

`Stomach Churning' Poultry Operation Fined

Wellington, June 10 NZPA - An Auckland woman whose company slaughtered thousands of chickens in "stomach-turning conditions" has been fined more than $23,000, after it supplied about 57,000 birds to restaurants and butchers.