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`It's What We Expected' Agnew Family Say Of Reid's Guilt

`It's What We Expected' Agnew Family Say Of Reid's Guilt

Wellington, Oct 31 NZPA - Shaven-headed, tattooed and sinister, Liam James Reid was jailed for life today for the shocking rape-murder of a deaf Christchurch woman and rape of a Dunedin student.

Paedophile Faces Preventive Detention

Christchurch, Oct 31 NZPA - The Crown wants an open-ended preventive detention sentence considered for a Christchurch man convicted of sex offending on children in New Zealand and the Philippines.

Judge Urges Burglar To Apologise In Person To His Victim

Christchurch, Oct 31 NZPA - A judge today acknowledged a young man's efforts to turn his life around after a prison term, and urged him to apologise in person to the Nelson victim of a burglary.

Crown Accused Of `Face Saving' Over New Urewera Charges

Auckland, Oct 31 NZPA - Lawyers for five people likely to face new charges over the controversial police anti-terrorism raids are accusing the Crown of victimising the group.

MAF Grants $1.4m For Erosion Protection And Research

MAF Grants $1.4m For Erosion Protection And Research

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has allocated two more erosion treatment projects a total of $1.4 million under its Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Hill Country Erosion Fund.

New Zealand's 'Living Fossil' Confirmed As Nesting On The Mainland For The First Time In 200 Years!

New Zealand's 'Living Fossil' Confirmed As Nesting On The Mainland For The First Time In 200 Years!

Conservation staff at Wellington's world-first Karori Sanctuary have found what is almost certainly the first confirmed tuatara nest on mainland New Zealand in over 200 years.

Fronde Harnesses Young Technology Talent

Eight Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students have kick-started their careers with a Technology Cadetship and are looking forward to a rewarding summer.

Add The Two Packages Says CTU

Add The Two Packages Says CTU

The Council of Trade Unions says that the job transition proposals from the two main parties both have merits, and a combination of the two packages would be the best outcome to ensure workers don't unfairly bear the brunt of a slowing economy.

Armed Robbery Held By Store Owner

At about 10.00 pm on the evening of Thursday 30 November 2008 a male person walked into a bottle store at the Gisborne Hotel and demanded money from the 67 year old store attendant. The attendant was at the front of the store by himself and another worker was at the rear of the store.

2008 New Zealand Health Innovation Awards Expo

The annual New Zealand Health Innovation Awards (HIA) are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise new and innovative approaches to health and rehabilitation.

Media are invited to the HIA Expo, to be held at the Wellington Town Hall, on 4 November.