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Kidnapped Accused Faces Fresh Charges

Wellington, April 7 NZPA - A man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in the Taranaki town of Patea faced more charges when he appeared in court yesterday.

Jerome Clinton Rei, 23, a cleaner, of Patea, was in Hawera District Court for a pre-depositions hearing.

Charge Upgraded For Palmerston North Home Invasion Accused

Wellington, April 6 NZPA - A man arrested over a home invasion in Palmerston North last November has had a charge upgraded following the death of the 100-year-old occupant.

Man Jailed For Historic Sex Offences

Timaru, April 6 NZPA - A man charged with historic sex offences has been jailed for five years and four months.

Gavin James Biggs, 55, freezing worker, of Temuka appeared today in the High Court at Timaru before Justice Chisholm for sentencing on 14 counts of sexual offending.

Pathologist Describes Fatal Wounds On Bain Family

Pathologist Describes Fatal Wounds On Bain Family

Christchurch, April 6 NZPA - Graphic of the small calibre gunshot wounds that killed members of the Bain family were described to the jury in evidence and photographs at the David Bain murder trial in the High Court at Christchurch today.

Lakers Prove Taupo Is New Zealand's Top Town

Lakers Prove Taupo Is New Zealand's Top Town

6 April 2009 - Last night on TV2, the Unison Taupo Lakers fought a fierce battle in the final of Top Town, gaining Taupo the title of New Zealand's Top Town.

New Perspectives On Sexual Ethics And Sexual Violence Prevention

6 April 2009 - An Australian expert in sexual ethics and the prevention of sexual violence is visiting New Zealand this week to meet with local counterparts and present a public lecture at The University of Auckland.

Pigfeed Contractor Fined For Undercooking Food For Swine

Wellington, April 6 NZPA - A Christchurch pig-feed contractor was fined $1480 for undercooking the food destined for his customers' pigs.

ACT MP Misleads Supporters In Effort To Save Bill

6 APRIL 2009 - ACT MP David Garrett, sent an email to supporters last Friday, knowing that the information he provided was wrong.

New Chiefs Of Navy And Army Announced

New Chiefs Of Navy And Army Announced

6 April 2009 - The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae has welcomed the appointment of a new Chief of Navy, and Chief of Army.

"Commodore Tony Parr's promotion to Rear Admiral and CN marks another step in an exemplary career with the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Feeding Pigs Untreated Food Waste Results In Conviction

6 April 2009 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is pleased with the conviction handed out in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, the first under the Biosecurity (Meat and Food Waste for Pigs) Regulations 2005.