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Mother Of Blinded Prisoner Fears Another Attack May Kill Him

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A man blinded after being stabbed with a fork by a fellow inmate has been attacked again and his mother fears for his life.

The DDMA Chinese Consumer Sentiment Index(tm) Declines By 9 Points In February

The DDMA Chinese Consumer Sentiment Index(tm) Declines By 9 Points In February

45% of Chinese consumers reduced spending in February, an increase of 7% over January. Over 85% of consumers are now concerned about the outlook for the economy, while 26% of consumers are concerned about their own job security.

Sex Offender To Remain In NZ

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A young South African man convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old boy has escaped deportation.

Slain Man's Father Upset Barry Matthews Keeps His Job

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Paul Kuchenbecker is disillusioned that Corrections Department boss Barry Matthews has managed to keep his job despite presiding over a string of failures which ultimately led to his son's death.

Adventure Company To Fight Tourist Death Charges

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A Queenstown adventure company will fight charges relating to the drowning of a British tourist.

Emily Jordan, 21, died after becoming trapped between two rocks while riverboarding on the Kawarau River Gorge in April last year.

Taxi Driver Rape Retrial Begins

Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A Wellington taxi driver has gone on trial for the second time for the rape a young female passenger.

Abdirazak Yussaf Mussa pleaded not guilty in Wellington District Court yesterday to raping the 18-year-old at his home in September 2006.

Bain Neighbours Wait Chance To Give Evidence

Christchurch, March 10 NZPA - Dunedin neighbours of the Bains will have to this week stretch their memories to try to recall the day in 1994 the family were found dead in their Every St home.

Victim Recounts Lucky Escape From Attack By Aim's Murderer

Victim Recounts Lucky Escape From Attack By Aim's Murderer

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The woman who survived an attack by teenager Jahche Broughton says she did not know whether he meant to also murder her, just days before he killed Scottish tourist Karen Aim.

Statement from Rt Hon. Don McKinnon on his appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

Source: Don McKinnon
Statement from Rt Hon. Don McKinnon on his appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

The Rt Hon Don McKinnon today said he was delighted to accept the Queen’s gift of a knighthood, announced on Commonwealth Day (9 March).
 

Lobbyists See Details On Agresearch Bid To Develop GE Livestock

Lobbyists See Details On Agresearch Bid To Develop GE Livestock

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The Environmental Risk Management Authority (Erma) should not have allowed a wide-ranging application to genetically engineer livestock to be accepted without disclosing important details, a lobby group says.