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Jury Hears Of First Trial Testimony By Bain

Jury Hears Of First Trial Testimony By Bain

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - David Bain had no memory of going into his sisters' and brother's bedrooms on the morning they were killed until after his depositions hearing, the High Court in Christchurch was told today.

Cab Response To Funding Reduction

6 May 2009 - Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City is reviewing its response to the decision of the Community Services Committee to reduce funding to a service that it has not only supported, but had a very close relationship with, since its inception in 1970.

Teen Believed Family Didn't Mean To Hurt Her During Makutu

Wellington, May 6 NZPA - A 14-year-old girl injured in a makutu, or Maori exorcism ceremony, which killed her cousin Janet Moses arrived at hospital with her eyes oozing blood, the High Court at Wellington was told today.

Sports Trainer Gets 10 Years' Jail For Rape

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - Sports trainer Malcolm John Platt mouthed "I love you" to his wife in the back of a Christchurch court today after being sentenced to 10 years' prison for raping and sexually violating a 16-year-old girl.

Crown Not Seeking Jail After Babysnatch Admitted

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - The Crown is not seeking a jail term for a 21-year-old woman who admits trying to snatch a newborn baby from St George's Hospital.

She pleaded guilty today at a Christchurch District Court session that was meant to settle details for her upcoming trial.

Red Shield Appeal Goes Wireless

Red Shield Appeal Goes Wireless

6 MAY 2009 - The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal is the first street appeal in New Zealand to go wireless.

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

6 MAY 2009 - Government claims today that New Zealand's oceans are "teeming with fish" and that the quota management system (QMS) is working are rubbish, says Greenpeace (1).

Waitakere Maori To Host Regional Hui On Auckland Governance

Waitakere Maori To Host Regional Hui On Auckland Governance

6 May 2009 - Te Taumata Runanga, Waitakere City Council's Maori advisory committee, will host a regional hui on Auckland governance issues on May 18.

Waikato Swine Flu Update

Waikato Swine Flu Update

6 May 2009 - Waikato District Health Board is currently investigating three possible cases of swine flu (Influenza A H1N1).

Notification of two of these possible cases came through yesterday.

To date, testing of all Waikato's possible swine flu cases has come back negative.

Emissions From New Transmitters Acceptable, Says Telecom

Emissions From New Transmitters Acceptable, Says Telecom

Auckland, May 6 NZPA - Lawyers for Telecom have told the High Court that emissions from transmitters from their new mobile phone network are within acceptable levels.