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Man Appeals Murder Conviction

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - Court of Appeal judges today reserved their decision on an appeal by a man against his conviction last year of an historical East Coast murder.

The 14th Ellerslie International Flower Show - The Best In The Show's History

The 14th Ellerslie International Flower Show - The Best In The Show's History

A week tomorrow (4 March) the gates for the first Christchurch-hosted Ellerslie International Flower Show open, promising "the biggest and the best show" in Ellerslie's 14-year-old history.

Fuel Prices EBB And Flow

Fuel Prices EBB And Flow

Fuel prices were steadier for the month of February compared to January, with a litre of petrol ultimately ending the month just one cent higher than at the start.

ACC Welcomes Ministerial Inquiry Findings

ACC Welcomes Ministerial Inquiry Findings

ACC Chairman, Ross Wilson, today welcomed the report of the Ministerial Inquiry into the Disclosure of a Funding Shortfall in the ACC Non-Earners' Account.

Carter Holt Harvey Case Incorrectly Reported On

Wellington, March 3 NZPA - On February 27 and 28, NZPA ran stories incorrectly reporting the Court of Appeal had overturned convictions and fines imposed on Carter Holt Harvey and a number of its executives for breaches of the Fair Trading Act.

Hamilton Checkpoint Highlights Concerns

Hamilton Checkpoint Highlights Concerns

3 March 2009 - If Police officers needed any justification for an early morning checkpoint set up in Hamilton today they got it minutes after packing up, when a cyclist collided with a car.

Arrests In Five Cross Roads Robbery

3 March 2009 - While Police hunt a third offender two people will appear in the Hamilton Youth Court today in connection with Sunday's robbery of a Five Cross Roads store.

CTU Calls For Support For Sealord Workers

CTU Calls For Support For Sealord Workers

3 March 2009 - The Council of Trade Unions today echoed calls from the Service and Food Workers' Union for greater support for Sealord workers in Nelson, 160 of whom are to lose their jobs through restructuring.

Library Redesign Wanted After Attack On Girl

Library Redesign Wanted After Attack On Girl

Christchurch, March 3 NZPA - Parents of a little girl sexually assaulted by an elderly man in Christchurch's Shirley Library want a rethink of library design to make them safer for children.

New Zealand Fire Fighters To Assist State Of Victoria

New Zealand Fire Fighters To Assist State Of Victoria

3 March 2009 - The Department of Sustainability and Environment in Victoria, Australia has made a second formal request to the National Rural Fire Authority for support from New Zealand to assist with management of a number of large uncontained wildfires in State lands of Victoria says New Zealan