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Man Accused Of String Of Robberies Back In Court

Tauranga, Oct 14 NZPA - A Rotorua man accused of a string of armed robberies in Hamilton and Auckland is also charged with a recent service station hold-up in Tauranga.

Battery Hens Rescued Not Stolen

14 October 2008 - New Zealand Open Rescue activist Mark Eden is facing burglary charges relating to the November 2006 rescue of 20 battery hens from Turk's Poultry, an intensive egg farm in Foxton owned by Ron Turk. His jury trial continues at the Palmerston North District Court from 11am today.

Key Commitment A Clunker!!

14 OCTOBER 2008 - Student leaders, responding to John Key's latest tertiary education policy announcements, expressed astonishment at the ignorance of his view that graduates are leaving our shores for a "brighter future", and not because of student debt, accumulated through borrowing to live and

Tui Takes Lead In First Week Of Voting

14 October 2008 - The tui has taken the lead in the first week of voting in Forest & Bird's 2008 Bird of the Year poll.

The iridescent-suited songster has taken the top spot with 129 votes since voting opened a week ago.

Medical Advances See Anaesthetists Take On Riskier Patients

14 OCTOBER 2008 - The obese, the medically unwell and the elderly are undergoing lifesaving surgery they would have been refused for 20 years ago.

Lawyer Complains At Absence Of Evidence Against Murder Accused

Tauranga, Oct 14 NZPA - A lawyer complained in Tauranga District Court today that he had no idea what evidence police had for charging his client with murder.

Sex Attack Victim Tells Court Of "Surge" That Saved Her

A 22-year-old woman has told of the moment when she says Liam James Reid was strangling her and she decided: "I'm not going to die here. This person is not going to kill me."

Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Korean Backpacker

Greymouth, Oct 14 NZPA - One of two men charged with murdering a Korean backpacker on the West Coast five years ago, today surprised a depositions hearing in Greymouth District Court by pleading guilty.

Murder Accused Pleads Guilty

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - One of the men accused of murdering South Korean backpacker Jae Hyeon Kim has pleaded guilty.

Hen "Liberator" Gets Day In Court

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Wellington animal welfare activist Mark Eden is due to appear in court today charged with burglary over a raid on Turk's Poultry Farm in Foxton to "liberate" 20 hens.