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Sports Trainer Gets 10 Years' Jail For Rape

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - Sports trainer Malcolm John Platt mouthed "I love you" to his wife in the back of a Christchurch court today after being sentenced to 10 years' prison for raping and sexually violating a 16-year-old girl.

Crown Not Seeking Jail After Babysnatch Admitted

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - The Crown is not seeking a jail term for a 21-year-old woman who admits trying to snatch a newborn baby from St George's Hospital.

She pleaded guilty today at a Christchurch District Court session that was meant to settle details for her upcoming trial.

Red Shield Appeal Goes Wireless

Red Shield Appeal Goes Wireless

6 MAY 2009 - The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal is the first street appeal in New Zealand to go wireless.

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

6 MAY 2009 - Government claims today that New Zealand's oceans are "teeming with fish" and that the quota management system (QMS) is working are rubbish, says Greenpeace (1).

Waitakere Maori To Host Regional Hui On Auckland Governance

Waitakere Maori To Host Regional Hui On Auckland Governance

6 May 2009 - Te Taumata Runanga, Waitakere City Council's Maori advisory committee, will host a regional hui on Auckland governance issues on May 18.

Waikato Swine Flu Update

Waikato Swine Flu Update

6 May 2009 - Waikato District Health Board is currently investigating three possible cases of swine flu (Influenza A H1N1).

Notification of two of these possible cases came through yesterday.

To date, testing of all Waikato's possible swine flu cases has come back negative.

Emissions From New Transmitters Acceptable, Says Telecom

Emissions From New Transmitters Acceptable, Says Telecom

Auckland, May 6 NZPA - Lawyers for Telecom have told the High Court that emissions from transmitters from their new mobile phone network are within acceptable levels.

One Of Two Murder Accused Remanded In Custody

Wellington, May 6 NZPA - One of the two men accused of murdering a 64-year-old Upper Hutt man was further remanded in custody when he appeared in Upper Hutt District Court today.

Aquaculture Settlement Signing Shows Collaboration Key To Future

Aquaculture Settlement Signing Shows Collaboration Key To Future

6 MAY 2009 - The Aquaculture Deed of Settlement signing between iwi and the Crown at Te Papa today is a big day in the history of the Maori Fisheries Settlement, but an even more important sign of the way forward, Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Peter Douglas said.

New Shuttle Service On Treble Cone Mountain Road

New Shuttle Service On Treble Cone Mountain Road

5 May 2009 - Treble Cone adds another new service to its operation this winter with daily shuttle services up and down the Access Road for visiting skiers and riders.