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Arrest In Upper Hutt Home Invasion

An 18-year-old Upper Hutt man has been arrested and charged following a home invasion on Sunday night during which a woman was sexually assaulted.

Detective Sergeant Tony Heathcote, Upper Hutt CIB, said the arrest was made this afternoon.

Child Smacking Trial Delayed

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The trial of a Christchurch professional musician for assaulting his two young sons has been delayed.

Murder Accused's Identity Remains Secret

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The identity of a Kawerau labourer accused of murdering teenager Jordan Herewini in a hit and run is to remain secret until at least tomorrow.

Don’t Let The Tobacco Industry Use Shops To Reach Our Kids

Don’t Let The Tobacco Industry Use Shops To Reach Our Kids

“Smoking is often called a paediatric disease because nicotine addiction invariably begins in childhood and adolescence,” said Dr Philip Pattemore for the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

ORC Confirms Funding For Awatea St Stadium

ORC Confirms Funding For Awatea St Stadium

At an extraordinary meeting held by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) today, a majority of councillors voted in favour of including funding of up to $37.5 million for the proposed Awatea St Stadium, in Council's draft 2009-2019 Long-Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP).

Male Arrested In Indecent Assault And Indecent Act Offences - Woburn.

Lower Hutt Police have arrested a 26 year old male, after investigating a number of Indecent Assault and Indecent Act offences committed in the Lower Hutt area since late January this year.

Big Hurdle To Withdraw Murder Guilty Plea, Says Legal Expert

Auckland, March 3 NZPA - A teenager who admitted murdering Scottish tourist Karen Aim faces an almost impossible task if he wants to withdraw his guilty plea, says a legal expert.

Avis And Budget Announce Funding Support For Air New Zealand Environment Trust

Avis and Budget clients can now make a direct contribution to the Air New Zealand Environment Trust when they book their rental cars.

As well, the two rental car companies will each make a substantial donation to the Environment Trust.

Drunk Driver Jailed For Killing Woman

Tauranga, March 3 NZPA - A Bay of Plenty man whose drink-driving killed a woman told Tauranga District Court today the accident would haunt him for life.

Judge Louis Bidois jailed 30-year-old barman Roy Tautahi Nathan, of Katikati, 36km northwest of Tauranga, for 18 months.

Beekeeper Admits Selling Poisoned Honey

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - A Whangamata beekeeper who today admitted selling honeycomb which inadvertently poisoned people will be sentenced in three weeks' time.