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`Naive' Middleman In Stolen Car Deal Sentenced

Christchurch, Feb 10 NZPA - Christchurch takeaway chicken businessman Peter Richard Boyd has been ordered to do community work and undergo supervision for acting as the middleman in what the crown says was a "car-napping and ransom scheme".

Two Teenagers Face More Serious Charges On Thurs

Auckland, Feb 10 NZPA - Two teenagers are likely to be charged with murder or manslaughter on Thursday after a fire in Pukekohe which killed a mother of three last month.

The 16-year-old girl and the 18-year-old man have already appeared in Pukekohe Youth Court on an arson charge.

Companies Squaring Off In Cycle Challenge

Companies Squaring Off In Cycle Challenge

10 February 2009 - Don't be surprised if you see more two-wheeled commuters on the road this month. February is Bike Wise Month, and the annual Bike Wise Battle is on again.

Kaikohe Stabbing

Kaikohe Stabbing

Police have arrested a man in relation to a stabbing in Kaikohe early on Saturday morning (07.02.09).

As a result of a call from a member of the public the 27-year-old man was located at a house on the outskirts of Kaikohe this morning.

BP Lowers Price Of Petrol And Diesel 3 Cents Per Litre

BP Lowers Price Of Petrol And Diesel 3 Cents Per Litre

BP today lowered the price of petrol and diesel by 3 cents per litre - making it 165.9 cents per litre for 91, $171.9 for 95 and $103.9 for diesel.

Girl Raped As Boyfriend Sought Help, Court Told

Christchurch, Feb 10 NZPA - A 16-year-old girl screamed for help from her boyfriend as she was raped, Christchurch District Court was told today.

Man Whose Dogs Attacked Partygoers Further Remanded

Auckland, Feb 10 NZPA - A man accused of setting his dogs on west Auckland partygoers has been further remanded in custody following another appearance in Waitakere Distict Court yesterday.

Wade Black, 24, is accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Microlight Wreckage Found

Rescue teams searching for two men missing after a microlight crash in Abel Tasman National Park have this morning found two bodies in the wreckage of the aircraft.

Emergency Communication Saves Lives

Emergency Communication Saves Lives

The weekend rescues of two trampers in different parts of the country highlights the importance of taking a reliable means of communication with you when venturing into the outdoors, says Mountain Safety Council Outdoor Leader/Bush Programme Manager Chris Tews.

Toll Of Mutilated Hector's Dolphins Rises

Toll Of Mutilated Hector's Dolphins Rises

Another mutilated Hector's dolphin found washed up on a beach has been reported to conservation group Forest & Bird. Its abdomen had been slashed with a knife.