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Singapore Couple On Fraud Charges Plan Bail Appeal

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A Singaporean couple facing dozens of credit card fraud charges plan to appeal a judge's refusal to grant them bail after more than a month in custody.

Depositions Hearing Next Year For Kidnap Accused

Auckland, Oct 13 NZPA - An Auckland real estate agent accused of kidnapping five-year-old Chinese girl Cina Ma will not know until the middle of next year whether he will have to stand trial.

Man Who Sent White Powder To Beehive Has Sentencing Delayed

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - The man who has admitted sending Prime Minister Helen Clark an envelope containing white powder will be sentenced on Guy Fawke's Day.

Farmer Douglas Hancock, 61, appeared in Hawera District Court today for sentencing on a charge on making criminal threats.

Universal Allowance: Well, In 2012

13 OCT 2008 - Many tertiary students are today celebrating Helen Clark's announcement that Labour will deliver a universal living allowance for all full time students in 3 years time.

Education Crusade Is No Knight In Shining Armour

13 OCT 2008 - The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the National's Party's literacy and numeracy crusade will simply support programmes and initiatives which are already in place to lift student achievement.

Court Told How Korean Student Was Throttled

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A Korean student was choked to death by one of three men who had picked him up hitch-hiking, a depositions hearing was told today.

DNA Evidence Links Reid To Emma Agnew's Car, Court Told

DNA Evidence Links Reid To Emma Agnew's Car, Court Told

Christchurch, Oct 13 NZPA - An ESR scientist said today that a pubic hair found inside Emma Agnew's car was likely to have come from the man accused of her murder, Liam James Reid.

Drainage Company Fined After Worker Death In Nelson

13 OCT 2008 - A construction company has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay $45,000 in reparations following the death of an employee during work at a Nelson subdivision.

Labour's Universal Student Allowance Just What The Country Needs!

13 OCT 2008 - Tertiary students throughout the country are celebrating today following Prime Minister Helen Clark's announcement that Labour will deliver a universal living allowance for all full time students should they be in a position to form the next government following election day.

It's Not Just About Tax Cuts - Family First Releases Policy Check List

13 OCT 2008 - Family First NZ says the upcoming election is not just about taxation, and have released family policies which they are encouraging voters and families to check against the policies of each political party.