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Pathologist Admits Bain Could Have Heard Noises From His Sister

Christchurch, April 8 NZPA - A pathologist told the retrial of David Bain today that he could not rule out that David's sister Laniet was still making gurgling noises 15 minutes after she would have been expected to have died from gunshot wounds.

Court Reserves Decision In Patel Case

Auckland, April 8 NZPA - An Auckland taxi driver, jailed for five years for trying to take out a contract on the life of a priest he believed was his wife's lover, claims a taped conversation he had with a police informant should not have been made.

Ikitara Road Development: Council Investigating Legal Options

Ikitara Road Development: Council Investigating Legal Options

8 April 2009 - Chief Executive Kevin Ross today said the council is investigating all legal options following the resumption of work at 86 Ikitara Road, "defying the court".

Work Underway On Key Road For Rugby World Cup 2011

Work Underway On Key Road For Rugby World Cup 2011

8 April 2008 - Work to deliver the first stage of the new Newmarket Viaduct in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup has begun, with the NZ Transport Agency starting enabling works at each end of the project.

North Island Robin Returns After Century's Absence

Whitianga, April 8 NZPA - After a century's absence, the clear chirp of the North Island robin can be heard at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula.

McCully Misleads Over Aid "Review"

McCully Misleads Over Aid "Review"

8 April 2009 - Development agencies Christian World Service (CWS) and Caritas say it's time for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to come clean on the "Clayton's review"* of government aid agency NZAID.

ACC Urges Easter Drivers To Slow Down

ACC Urges Easter Drivers To Slow Down

8 April 2009 - According to ACC, the key to staying safe on the roads this Easter is simple - slow down and drive to the conditions.

Government's State Sector Pay Talk ''A Bit Rich''

Government's State Sector Pay Talk ''A Bit Rich''

8 APRIL 2009 - The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says comments by the Finance Minister about state sector wage bargaining are "a bit rich" given the government won't even come to the bargaining table.

Horizons Looks To Ratepayers For Feedback

8 April 2009 - Horizons wants to hear from its communities and ratepayers about how we plan to keep people safe, get people places and manage our environment over the next ten years.

Reserve Force Employers' Recognised At Awards Ceremony

8 April 2009 - Employers who are committed to supporting their Reserve Force employees in their workplace were rewarded at a special ceremony at Parliament last night.