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Woman On Trial For Steak Knife Murder

Whangarei, Oct 6 NZPA - A Northland woman has denied murdering her partner with a steak knife.

A jury in the High Court at Whangarei today was told today Rangi Marie Reti killed her partner and friend of eight years with a knife at their Kawakawa home on September 29 last year.

One Guilty, Three Acquitted In Murder Trial

Blenheim, Oct 6 NZPA - A jury found one man guilty and his co-accused not guilty of murder after fewer than four hours deliberation in the High Court at Blenheim today.

Aaron James Harvey, 35, was found guilty of the murder of Carl MacDonald.

Man Who Slit Woman's Throat Loses Appeals

Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - A man jailed for a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for murdering a woman by slitting her throat from ear to ear has lost his appeal against conviction and sentence.

Chamber Calls On Political Parties To Announce Their Tax Policies

6 October 2008 - The incoming government should not be detered by the deteriorating fiscal position revealed today and should implement further tax cuts as soon as possible and urgently review the quality and direction of existing expenditure programmes according to the Wellington Regional Chambe

Prefu Shows More Tax Cuts Not The Answer, Wage Growth Still Needed

6 October 2008 - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union says the bleak pre-election economic and fiscal update shows the answer to lifting incomes is through higher wages, not through hollowing out the government's accounts with further tax cuts.

Air New Zealand To Suspend Two Trans-Tasman Routes From Hamilton

Air New Zealand To Suspend Two Trans-Tasman Routes From Hamilton

6 October 2008 - Air New Zealand will suspend services between Hamilton and Sydney and the Gold Coast during the traditionally lower demand period from 29 March to 24 October 2009.

BP Vouchers For Volunteers

BP Vouchers For Volunteers

6 October 2008 - BP New Zealand has today announced the successful applicants of the 'BP Vouchers for Volunteers' programme.

Public To Have Say On Improvements To Recycling Strategy

6 October 2008 - Wellington City Council is to conduct a wide-ranging review of its recycling strategy. A draft paper of suggested improvements will go before the Council's Strategy and Policy Committee in December, before going out to the public for consultation early in 2009.

Fact Sheet: Horticulture And Arable Monitoring Report 2008

6 OCTOBER 2008 - Fact sheet Key Highlights Pipfruit Favourable climatic conditions led to increased yields of pipfruit in the Hawkes Bay and Nelson regions in 2007. However, poor market returns for Braeburn and the strength of the New Zealand dollar constrained revenue.

NZ Growers Show Resilience Despite Economic Challenges

NZ Growers Show Resilience Despite Economic Challenges

6 October 2008 - New Zealand growers are showing their resilience and flexibility despite changing economic conditions, says a report launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) today.