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Underage Tobacco Supplier Says He Was Threatened By Gang Kids

Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - A Turangi store owner convicted for the fourth time for selling cigarettes to underage customers says he did so because he was threatened .

Photographer Warned Off At Nia Glassie Trial

Rotorua, Oct 29 NZPA - A small drama played out in the public gallery of the High Court at Rotorua today during the trial of five people charged over the death of toddler Nia Glassie.

Man Tells Of Screaming Child Being Spun On Clotheslines

Rotorua, Oct 29 NZPA - A man who saw three-year-old Nia Glassie fly off a revolving clothesline, screaming, told the High Court at Rotorua today he challenged three of the five people charged over her death.

Emma Agnew Accused Killer `Jekyll And Hyde' Character: Crown

Christchurch, Oct 29 NZPA - The Crown has completed its closing address in the trial of Liam James Reid, after a marathon all-day session in the High Court at Christchurch, accusing him of being a "Jekyll and Hyde" character.

Mother, Grandfather Face Jail Over Boy's Abduction

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - A father and daughter who today admitted abducting the woman's young son are likely to spend time in jail, the judge said today.

'Maori Killers Tobacco Company' Campaign Launched

A controversial new campaign called 'Maori Killers' makes its debut in what is becoming a trademark blunt, upfront manner for its Te Reo Marama (TRM) creators.

Death Of Woman In Miramar

Wellington Police are investigating on behalf of the coroner the sudden death of a woman at her Nevay Road, Miramar, home today.

Kakapo Lee Dies Suddenly

After being successfully treated for lead poisoning and regaining his lost weight, male kakapo Lee, who was due to return to Codfish Island today, died suddenly at Auckland Zoo last night following a three-hour emergency operation.

John Waller Appointed To Fonterra Board

John Waller Appointed To Fonterra Board

Fonterra has announced the proposed appointment of John Waller to its board of directors. Mr Waller is Chairman designate of the Bank of New Zealand and has been a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years.

Stepfather's Violent Actions `Callous': Judge

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - A man was today jailed for at least 18 year for the "callous" killing of his stepson who was repeatedly kicked, beaten with a cricket stump and thrown against a wall.