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Not Guilty Verdicts Urged For Tragedy Of Teen's Death

Christchurch, June 10 NZPA - The death of teenager Marie Davis was "plainly a tragedy" but the only proper and safe verdicts were not guilty, the defence contended in its closing address in the trial of Dean Stewart Cameron on charges of murder and rape.

Participation Must Be Proven For Each Accused In Curse Death

Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The family of a woman who drowned after water was forced into her mouth and eyes to flush out demons should only be found guilty of manslaughter if they participated in the acts, the High Court in Wellington was told this morning.

New Flights For Wellington Will Provide A Boost To Regional Economy

New Flights For Wellington Will Provide A Boost To Regional Economy

10 June 2009 - Today's commencement of Jetstar's domestic flights into and out of Wellington and Pacific Blue's announcement of new services across the Tasman to Sydney are positive for the region at these difficult economic times according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Investigation Launched After Spate Of Suspicious Fires

10 JUNE 2009 - Police in Palmerston North are investigating whether three suspicious fires early this morning (Wednesday, 10 June) are linked to five other blazes on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Review Completed, Impact On Job Losses Minimised

10 JUNE 2009 - The Ministry of Justice has completed a review of part of its Operations Group, but is not yet able to confirm any job losses, Deputy Secretary Operations Liz Sinclair said today.

Policewoman Guilty Of Assault After Traffic Stop

Christchurch, June 10 NZPA - A policewoman who arrested a householder in his driveway after a traffic stop has been found guilty of assault but discharged without conviction after an unusual private prosecution in Christchurch District Court.

Fugitive `Billy' Plans To Defend All Charges

Fugitive `Billy' Plans To Defend All Charges

Christchurch, June 10 NZPA - William Alexander Stewart - who styled himself Billy the Hunted One during months of evading the police - says he plans to defend all 68 charges the police have laid against him.

Woman Remanded On Charges Of Stabbing Man To Death

Napier, June 10 NZPA - A Napier woman was today remanded on bail for a depositions hearing next month when she appeared in court on a charge of murdering a man found with stab wounds in a crashed car last Friday.

EMA Should Stick To The Facts

EMA Should Stick To The Facts

10 June 2009 - Claims by the Employers and Manufacturers Association that personal grievances are out of control fly in the face of extensive independent research, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Employers Not A Welfare Service For Swine Flu

Employers Not A Welfare Service For Swine Flu

10 JUNE 2009 - Employers don't have the resources to cover all the costs of misfortunes their employees may face such as swine flu, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association.