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Dr Tony Bierre Files Defamation Proceedings Against Prime Minister

10 November 2008 - "I have issued proceedings in the High Court in Auckland against the outgoing Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark, for defamation.

Auckland Museum And Bomber Command Announce Joint Resolution For Memorial

10 NOVEMBER 2008 - Auckland War Memorial Museum and New Zealand Bomber Command Association have reached an agreement on the unveiling and display of a memorial designed to honour New Zealand's service and contribution to the World War II RAF Command.

Show Week - The Lead Up To Christmas

10 November 2008 - Show Week is traditionally hot, busy and in Canterbury heralds the beginning of the festive season. From the races to New Year, it's party time.

There is a disturbing increase in the number of sexual offence complaints in the summer months, says Inspector Knowles.

Police Alarmed By Bus Standards

Police Alarmed By Bus Standards

10 November 2008 - Police are warning that some bus operators are operating poorly maintained and dangerous vehicles.

Whakatane Artist Wins Mandy Hague Wins Overall National Art Award In Tauranga

10 November 2008 - Bird painter Mandy Hague of Whakatane was last night named the best overall artist at the inaugural New Zealand art awards in Tauranga.

Ravensdown Heads To Court Over $1m Compensation Claim

Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - Fertiliser giant Ravensdown will later this month defend itself against a claim for at least $1 million in damages over losses to a Hawke's Bay orchard.

Jail For Man Who Threw Boning Knife Piercing Woman's Brain

Wellington, Nov 8 NZPA - A young man who threw a boning knife at a woman piercing her brain has been jailed for two years and two months.

Dion Whakarau pleaded guilty to wounding with reckless disregard.

Police Looking At `Threat To Kill' Second Twin

Police Looking At `Threat To Kill' Second Twin

Wellington, Nov 8 NZPA - Police say that are looking into an alleged threat to kill an identical twin after a woman was yesterday convicted of killing the other twin.

Farmer Accused Of Setting Hunter On Fire

Wellington, Nov 8 NZPA - A prominent farmer appeared in Wanganui District Court yesterday charged with setting fire to a hunter at a remote country hut.

Woolgrowers Given Leave To Canvass Judge-barrister Relationship

Woolgrowers Given Leave To Canvass Judge-barrister Relationship

Wellington, Nov 7 NZPA - Woolgrowers fighting a bitter rearguard action after comprehensively losing a legal row over Wool Board money were today given Supreme Court leave to appeal -- on grounds of an alleged relationship between the judge and a lawyer in the hearing.