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Aussie Businessman Accused Of Fraud Unmasked

Christchurch, Oct 7 NZPA - Ross Alexander Davidson can be named today as the Australian businessman facing fraud charges totalling $585,447 brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

Obese Kiwis Risk Losing Their Feet

Obese Kiwis Risk Losing Their Feet

Shocking Ministry of Health data shows that at least 50% of adult New Zealanders are now obese or overweight.

What Drives Evolution?

Research looking at Antarctic penguins suggests that genetic evolution is not necessarily reflected in an animal's physical appearance.

Valid Hauraki Islands Amalgamation Petition

Thames-Coromandel District Council has received a valid petition seeking to have the Hauraki Gulf islands (except for Rangitoto Island and Browns Island) made part of its district. The proposal provides for two community boards based around Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands.

Internet Meeting Led To Sexual Abuse, Court Told

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - A Hawera man has denied charges he sexually abused a solo mother and her toddler daughter after meeting the woman over the internet.

Surprise On Both Sides Following Murder Conviction

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Family of a man shot in Blenheim, and the gang member convicted of his murder in court yesterday, have expressed shock at the verdict.

Man Goes On Trial For Sexually Abusing Three Sisters

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - A Wanganui man has gone on trial in Wanganui District Court on historic sex charges against three sisters.

Neo-nazi Thesis Removed From University Shelves

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - A thesis examining the link between neo-Nazi and satanic beliefs in New Zealand has been taken off the shelves of Waikato University's library after a complaint from its subject.

Most Overseas Students Complaints Are About Private Trainers

Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - Complaints about private training outlets dominate those received by New Zealand's International Education Appeal Authority from foreign students.

Cowan To Defend Charge, Lawyer Says

Cowan To Defend Charge, Lawyer Says

Dunedin, Oct 6 NZPA - All Black Jimmy Cowan will defend a disorderly behaviour charge, his counsel Judith Ablett-Kerr QC told Dunedin District Court today.

Cowan, 26, is charged with behaving in a disorderly manner at Bath St, Dunedin, on April 5.