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Dying Paraglider Refused Help, Court Told

Wellington, March 28 NZPA - A paraglider who refused an ambulance paid with his life, the Christchurch Coroner's Court was told this week.

John Winiata, 44, died after falling up to 20m while paragliding on Christchurch's Port Hills last December 2.

`Bad Habits' In Maternity Ward -- Newsletter

Wellington, March 28 NZPA - Christchurch Women's Hospital has fallen into "some bad habits" surrounding security in its maternity ward, according to a maternity staff newsletter.

Man Fined For Taking 10 Times Legal Limit Of Pipi

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A man has been fined $1500 after pleading guilty to taking more than 10 times the daily legal limit of pipi at Port Waikato in January.

Men Jailed For Rape Of Student In Wellington

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Two men were jailed today for the 2007 rape of a 19-year-old woman in the backstreets behind Wellington's main nightclub and bar area.

Chala Sani Abdula, 27, was found guilty by a jury in Wellington District Court of rape and jailed for seven years.

Accused In Controversial Police Raids Go To High Court

Auckland, March 27 NZPA - The 18 people arrested in controversial police raids in in October 2007 will be tried in the High Court.

Nursing Sector Welcomes Announcements

Nursing Sector Welcomes Announcements

27 March 2009 - The Nursing Council of New Zealand has welcomed announcements made by the Minister of Health which impact on the regulation of nursing practice in New Zealand saying it looks forward to working with the sector to ensure that the profession is structured in a way that best meets th

Detective Tells Court Of Finding Bloody White Gloves

Detective Tells Court Of Finding Bloody White Gloves

Christchurch, March 27 NZPA - A retired detective has told the retrial of David Bain, charged with the murder of five members of his family, of finding two white gloves covered in blood in the bedroom of Bain's brother Stephen.

Royal Commission Announcement Met With Caution By Waitakere

Royal Commission Announcement Met With Caution By Waitakere

27 March 2009 - Waitakere City Council has reacted with caution to today's Royal Commission announcement on Auckland's future governance.

Draft Canterbury Regional Land Transport Programme Opens For Public Consultation.

27 March 2009 - The Regional Transport Committee is seeking input from the public on the priorities and balance of transport activities proposed in the Draft Canterbury Regional Land Transport Programme 2009-19.

Manukau Mayor Disappointed With Auckland Recommendations

27 March 2009 - Mayor of Manukau, Len Brown, says the recommendations from the Royal Commission's Inquiry into Auckland Governance are significant and whilst they provide opportunities for the region, some of the recommendations are disappointing for Manukau.