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Appointment Of Walking Access CEO

Appointment Of Walking Access CEO

The Chair of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, John Acland, has announced the appointment of Mark Neeson as the Commission's first Chief Executive.

Mother Breaks Down At End Of Murder Trial Evidence

Mother Breaks Down At End Of Murder Trial Evidence

Auckland, June 8 NZPA - The mother of An An Liu, whose husband is standing trial for her murder, broke down today at the end of her evidence to a High Court jury in Auckland.

Bungling Burglar Gets Community Detention

Bungling Burglar Gets Community Detention

Christchurch, June 8 NZPA - Brett Peter Kerr's burglary -- described as bungling and inept by his own lawyer -- has brought a sentence of community detention and intensive supervision.

Two Sentenced For Receiving Stolen War Medals

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - Two people who admitted receiving army service medals that had been stolen from a visiting Australian Vietnam War veteran have been sentenced to community work.

The two were dealt with separately in Christchurch District Court.

Man Committed For Trial On Money Laundering Charge

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - A professional man has been committed for trial in Christchurch District Court after two days of depositions on a charge of money laundering for a Brazilian man who was visiting New Zealand.

Upcoming Events At Rodney Libraries

Upcoming Events At Rodney Libraries

Rodney Libraries have a variety of fun events on offer over the next few weeks.

Unsurprising End To Lincoln-AgResearch Merger

Unsurprising End To Lincoln-AgResearch Merger

"We're not surprised that the Lincoln - AgResearch merger has been abandoned," said TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs.

Premium Japanese Company Takes Stake In Seeka

Japanese produce logistics company Fresh MD Holdings Inc has agreed to acquire an 18.8% stake in Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited.

Seeka chief executive Michael Franks says the investment is a very positive development for Seeka and the New Zealand kiwifruit industry generally.

Discounted Cigarette Advertising Disgraceful, Says Coalition

Discounted Cigarette Advertising Disgraceful, Says Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition says stores should be investigated for selling heavily discounted cigarettes and may be in breach of the Smoke-free Environments Act.

100+ Visitors Vehicles Searched At Prison

Visitors to prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility yesterday were subject to stringent searches for drugs, weapons and other contraband before they were allowed into the prison.