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Waikato Police Warn Of Dangers Of Internet Dating

Waikato Police Warn Of Dangers Of Internet Dating

2 March 2009 - Waikato Police are reiterating warnings on the dangers of internet dating made last year following a complaint of sexual assault in Hamilton over the weekend.

The Onset And Use Of Non-Medical Drugs In New Zealand

The Onset And Use Of Non-Medical Drugs In New Zealand

2 March 2009 - Research lead by the University of Otago, Christchurch provides useful new information on the extent of drug use in New Zealand, and when people first begin using drugs for non-medical purposes.

Bain Lawyers In Supreme Court

Bain Lawyers In Supreme Court

Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Lawyers for David Bain, who faces a retrial for the murder of five members of his family in Dunedin in 1994, will be in the Supreme Court today appealing an earlier court decision.

Boot Camps Proven To Fail, Clinical Pyschologists Say

Boot Camps Proven To Fail, Clinical Pyschologists Say

Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Clinical psychologists have joined the chorus of disapproval of the Government's planned `boot camps', saying punishment as a deterrent does not work.

Completion Of Lambie Drive Bridge Delayed By Poor Weather

Completion Of Lambie Drive Bridge Delayed By Poor Weather

1 March 2009 - The scheduled completion of Lambie Drive Bridge in Manukau has been delayed as a result of bad weather. The bridge was due open to traffic in both directions at 5.00am on Monday morning however road surface works have not been fully completed.

Police Investigate Bailing Of Drug Addict Who Killed Pensioner

Police Investigate Bailing Of Drug Addict Who Killed Pensioner

Wellington, Feb 28 NZPA - An investigation has been launched after a drug-affected man, who later killed a pensioner in a head-on smash, was bailed by police.

Peter Richard Drinnan was given bail even though he told a Hawera constable he was under the influence of drugs.

Judges Highlight NZ Civil Law Problems In Staging Class Actions

Wellington, Feb 28 NZPA - Commerce Commission efforts to pursue public interest law in New Zealand through class actions are being constrained by rudimentary enforcement provisions in the Fair Trading Act, according to a Court of Appeal judge.

Appeal Court Rolls Commerce Commission On Deadline For CCH Case

Wellington, Feb 27 NZPA - The Commerce Commission was today rolled by the Court of Appeal over one of its biggest wins under fair trading law - the $900,000 fine imposed against timber giant Carter Holt Harvey for selling timber with a high strength label when it knew the timber did not consisten

E-Bail Refused For Alleged Acid Thief

Tauranga, Feb 27 NZPA - One of four Tauranga men, allegedly involved in the theft of hundreds of litres of a highly toxic liquid used in making the drug P, has failed in a bid for electronically monitored bail at the Tauranga District Court today.

Young Dad Sentenced To Jail

Tauranga, Feb 27 NZPA - A repeat burglar who became a teenage father in January was jailed today for a year and nine months.

Traan Kino, 17, reacted angrily when sentenced by Judge Paul Geoghegan in the Tauranga District Court.