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Rape Victim Who Drove Attacker To Police Station Praised

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - A rape victim who drove her attacker to a police station after he fell asleep is being praised for her bravery by police.

Te Arawa Supreme Court Appeal Withdrawn

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - A Supreme Court appeal challenging the Te Arawa Waitangi Treaty settlement has been withdrawn after the Government conceded it was in the wrong.

Nia Glassie's Aunt Gives Evidence During Trial

Nia Glassie's Aunt Gives Evidence During Trial

Rotorua, Nov 4 NZPA - Nia Glassie's aunt, Louise Kuka, gave evidence in the High Court at Rotorua today in the trial of five people accused of causing the toddler's death.

Major Fatal Injuries Described At Murder Trial

Christchurch, Nov 4 NZPA - Wayne Kerry Bray took five blows to the head, all from different directions and they could all have caused or contributed to his death, the Crown alleged at the trial where six young men face joint charges of murdering the Timaru man.

SH1 Closed Between Warkworth And Hatfields Beach From 9pm Tonight

SH1 Closed Between Warkworth And Hatfields Beach From 9pm Tonight

4 November 2008 - The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 will be closed in both directions between Warkworth and Hatfields Beach from 9pm tonight until 5am tomorrow morning.

NZTA Aims To Reopen Manawatu Gorge By Weekend

NZTA Aims To Reopen Manawatu Gorge By Weekend

4 November 2008 - The NZ Transport Agency says it aims to reopen the Manawatu Gorge on State Highway 3 before the start of the weekend, after a large slip closed the highway earlier today.

The Saddle Road and Pahiatua Track are both available as alternative routes.

NZ First Not Breached Electoral Act

NZ First Not Breached Electoral Act

4 November 2008 - In September 2008 Rodney Hide MP made a complaint to Police alleging that the New Zealand First return of party donations for 2007 was false and that the Secretary for New Zealand First had therefore committed an offence under s214G of the Electoral Act.

Ohauiti Road Closure

4 November 2008 - Ohauiti Road will be closed overnight at the intersection of Welcome Bay Road as part of on the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) project to signalise the Welcome Bay and Maungatapu roundabouts.

Judge Suggests Helpline For Police Wives

Tauranga, Nov 4 NZPA - A confidential help line for wives of police officers was suggested today by district court judge Robert Spear.

He said there could be a need for something of that sort for spouses "who find themselves in a difficult situation at home".

"Enough Is Enough!" Says SPCA

"Enough Is Enough!" Says SPCA

4 November 2008 - The Royal New Zealand SPCA has issued a challenge to the next government to ban private firework sales. The call follows the death of a horse, as a result of a fireworks-related incident in West Auckland last week.