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Victim Recounts Lucky Escape From Attack By Aim's Murderer

Victim Recounts Lucky Escape From Attack By Aim's Murderer

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The woman who survived an attack by teenager Jahche Broughton says she did not know whether he meant to also murder her, just days before he killed Scottish tourist Karen Aim.

Statement from Rt Hon. Don McKinnon on his appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

Source: Don McKinnon
Statement from Rt Hon. Don McKinnon on his appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

The Rt Hon Don McKinnon today said he was delighted to accept the Queen’s gift of a knighthood, announced on Commonwealth Day (9 March).
 

Lobbyists See Details On Agresearch Bid To Develop GE Livestock

Lobbyists See Details On Agresearch Bid To Develop GE Livestock

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) should not have allowed a wide-ranging application to genetically engineer livestock to be accepted without disclosing important details, a lobby group says.

Air New Zealand To Fly Tailored Arrival Demonstration Into Los Angeles

Air New Zealand To Fly Tailored Arrival Demonstration Into Los Angeles

Air New Zealand will fly a demonstration Tailored Arrival into Los Angeles International Airport tomorrow morning as part of a trial to prove the viability of the procedure into one of the world's busiest airports.

SPCA Disappointed Man Who Shot Cat With Crossbow Fined

SPCA Disappointed Man Who Shot Cat With Crossbow Fined

Auckland, March 9 NZPA - The SPCA is unhappy at the sentence given to a South Auckland man who shot a cat with a crossbow.

Auckland SPCA general manager David Lloyd-Barker said the sentence was "disappointing".

Jury Shown Pictures Of David Bain's Injuries

Jury Shown Pictures Of David Bain's Injuries

Christchurch, March 9 NZPA - Photographs showing injuries to David Bain -- accused of the murder of five members of his family -- were put before the jury on the second day of his retrial in the High Court at Christchurch.

Recreation Trails Rather Than Cycleways

Source: NZ Horse Recreation Group
Recreation Trails Rather Than Cycleways

The idea of a national cycleway has merits, but a more realistic economic spur may come from developing multi-use recreation trails.

From Sausage Stew To Steak For Christchurch $4.3 Million Winner

From Sausage Stew To Steak For Christchurch $4.3 Million Winner

A retired Christchurch man's trip to the butcher in search of sausages for a stew resulted in the purchase of a Triple Dip ticket worth $4.3 million, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

Man Pleads Guilty To Armourguard Burglary

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - A Blenheim man has pleaded guilty to stealing $100,000 from an Armourguard depot earlier this year.

Visit To Homeport For Navy Tanker

The Naval Fleet Replenishment Ship, HMNZS ENDEAVOUR departed the Devonport Naval Base this morning bound for New Plymouth where she will conduct an operational port visit from Friday 13 March to Monday 16 March 2009.