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Aggravated Robbery Of The Tongariro Charted Club

At about 1 am on the 27th of October 2008 two men armed with baseball bats surprised a female barperson who was in the process of closing up for the night at the Tongariro Charted Club.

They forced her inside where a second male staff member was made lie on the floor.

Employment Relations Policy Furthers Commitment To Low Paid

Employment Relations Policy Furthers Commitment To Low Paid

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says Labour's employment relations policy shows a further commitment to improve the pay and conditions of low paid workers.

Hotel Camera Helped Police With Medal Arrest - Report

Wellington, Oct 26 NZPA - Hotel security camera footage of a secret meeting between TV3 presenter John Campbell and one of the men charged over the theft of historic medals from the Army Museum at Waiouru helped police make arrests.

Jailed Conductor's Sentence Cut On Appeal

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - The disgraced former musical director of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra has had four months knocked off his four-year jail term by convincing the court that he will pay back about one-tenth of the money he owes Inland Revenue.

Woman Imprisoned Over Paedophile's Death Could Be `Out For Xmas'

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - A woman who watched as two men beat a convicted paedophile to death last year may be back home with her children by Christmas.

Man Not Guilty Of Murder Of Sex Offender

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - A High Court jury yesterday found a Waikato man not guilty of murdering his convicted sex offender stepfather.

Judge's Reasons For Overturning Rowing Boss's Convictions

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - The judge who overturned former Rowing New Zealand boss Craig Ross' convictions for fraud found convicting him would be "out of all proportion to the gravity of the offences".

Pair Given Life For Paedophile's Murder

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - Two men were today sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of convicted paedophile Glen Stinson at a rural property in Foxton last year.

Bruce Tamatea, 46, and Aubrey Harrison, 27, were sentenced in the High Court at Palmerston North today.

Witness In Nia Glassie Murder Trial Tells Of Stunt Re-Enacting

Rotorua, Oct 24 NZPA - A young crown witness continued giving evidence today in the High Court trial in Rotorua of five people charged with causing 3-year-old Nia Glassie's death.

Health Camps Decision Deferred

Health Camps Decision Deferred

24 October 2008 - The Board running the country's seven Children's Health Camps has today deferred a decision about the future of its service pending the outcome of an independent financial review.