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Axel-springer, Financial Times Join Newspaper Advertising Conference

Despite the sharp global economic downturn, Europes largest newspaper publisher, Axel Springer, achieved record results for the fifth consecutive year in 2008.

Struck Off Aussie Lawyer Jailed For Fraud

Christchurch, May 7 NZPA - A struck-off Australian lawyer has been jailed for four months for fraud in Christchurch and will be deported at the end of his sentence.

Bruce Graeme Da Costa, 55, of Southport in Queensland, pleaded guilty to four deception and forgery charges.

Eight Years Jail For Burglary-Spree

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - A Hastings man who committed more than 50 burglaries during a four-month spree, costing his victims over $150,000, has been jailed for eight years.

Second Teenager Admits, Kidnap, Robbery

Wellington, May 7 NZPA - A second teenager has admitted the kidnapping of a couple at gunpoint in Taranaki last month.

Winners Announced At National Health & Safety Awards

Winners Announced At National Health & Safety Awards

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 7 May 2009 KiwiRail took out the supreme award at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards 2009 gala dinner, held at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland last night.

Jury Hears Of First Trial Testimony By Bain

Jury Hears Of First Trial Testimony By Bain

Christchurch, May 6 NZPA - David Bain had no memory of going into his sisters' and brother's bedrooms on the morning they were killed until after his depositions hearing, the High Court in Christchurch was told today.

Cab Response To Funding Reduction

6 May 2009 - Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City is reviewing its response to the decision of the Community Services Committee to reduce funding to a service that it has not only supported, but had a very close relationship with, since its inception in 1970.

Teen Believed Family Didn't Mean To Hurt Her During Makutu

Wellington, May 6 NZPA - A 14-year-old girl injured in a makutu, or Maori exorcism ceremony, which killed her cousin Janet Moses arrived at hospital with her eyes oozing blood, the High Court at Wellington was told today.

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.