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Ex-cop Father Of Accused Motorway Gunman Speaks Of Guilt

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - The ex-cop father of the man at the centre of the fatal Auckland motorway shoot-out says he wishes his son had been killed by police rather than an innocent bystander.

Dixon `Pulls Makeshift Weapon On Defence Lawyer'

Dixon `Pulls Makeshift Weapon On Defence Lawyer'

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - Killer Antonie Dixon has been segregated from fellow prisoners after pulling a "makeshift" weapon on his defence lawyer.

Top New Zealanders Lend Support To Child Water Safety Initiative

Top New Zealanders Lend Support To Child Water Safety Initiative

31 January 2009 - Some of New Zealand's biggest names have joined the drive to improve the water skills of kiwi kids, helping to launch a new water safety initiative.

Alleged Motorway Gunman Faces More Charges

Wellington, Jan 31 NZPA - The man at the centre of the Auckland motorway fatal shooting that left an innocent man dead is facing more charges.

Police confirmed yesterday that Stephen Hohepa McDonald, 50 faced further charges in addition to the 29 already laid against him.

Judge Blasts Fathers For Violence In Front Of Children

Tauranga, Jan 30 NZPA - Couples who fight, especially when children are around, got a short, sharp lecture in Tauranga District Court today.

Broad Stunned By Acceptance From Halatau's Family

Wellington, Jan 30 NZPA - Police Commissioner Howard Broad has been "absolutely stunned" by the way Halatau Naitoko's family have embraced police, he said today.

Six For Trial For Murder Of Liquor Store Owner

Wellington, Jan 30 NZPA - Six men charged with the murder of a south Auckland liquor store owner have been committed for trial at the High Court after a depositions hearing in Manukau District Court.

Standing Room Only At Funeral For Teen

Standing Room Only At Funeral For Teen

Auckland, Jan 30 NZPA - More than 1000 mourners gathered at Mangere Cemetery today, as Halatau Naitoko, the teenager accidentally shot dead by police last week, was buried.

Suppression Orders Cover Sex Coercion Hearing

Christchurch, Jan 30 NZPA - Suppression orders surround a depositions hearing at which a 30-year-old man faces charges of accepting a bribe and coercing a woman into having sex.

Trucking Industry Applaud Minister Of Transport

Trucking Industry Applaud Minister Of Transport

30 January 2009 - "The Minister of Transport's decision to re-examine the tunnel option for the Waterview Connection is applauded by the trucking industry" Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Officer Tony Friedlander said today.