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Bizarre Body On Bonnet Trial To Get Underway

Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - A bizarre murder trial in which a woman is alleged to have driven her vehicle into a 4WD while her partner was clinging to the bonnet gets underway in New Plymouth today.

Man Who Court Told Sought `Suicide By Police' Bailed

Tauranga, Feb 23 NZPA - A man whose lawyer said he had sought "suicide by police" in Tauranga last Wednesday after a relationship break-up was granted bail today.

Enough Doubt Exists To Acquit Otara Murder Accused, Says Lawyer

Auckland, Feb 23 NZPA - The lawyer for a man on trial for murdering a teenager in south Auckland says he did not have murderous intent and there was reasonable doubt whether he struck the fatal blow.

Judge Chides Drug Mum

Tauranga, Feb 23 NZPA - A mother-of-three who admitted supplying cannabis should think of the example she was setting her children, Judge Peter Rollo said in Tauranga District Court today.

Woman Charged With GBH Bailed

Tauranga, Feb 23 NZPA - A middle-aged woman spent her brief few minutes in the dock at Tauranga District Court this afternoon mopping tears from her eyes.

Five Years Just Enough For GP Specialists

Five Years Just Enough For GP Specialists

23 February 2009 - The Government announcement of a voluntary health professional bonding scheme for hard-to-staff areas is another step towards alleviating the national shortage of GPs, says College of GPs President Dr Jonathan Fox

Court Hears Experts On Toddler's Brain Injury

Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Experts have begun days of putting their views on child abuse studies and the particular injuries suffered by a 17-month-old toddler before a Christchurch District Court jury considering injuring accusations against a 24-year-old man.

Flow On Effects Of Voluntary Bonding Need To Be Considered

23 February 2009 - The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says a voluntary bonding scheme for teachers is good in theory, but the government needs to take a closer look at some of the practical flow on effects.

Health Minister Committed To Supporting The Maternity System

23 February 2008 - New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) welcomes today's announcement by Tony Ryall, to support New Zealand maternity services through the voluntary bonding scheme.

Bunce V Wiki: Legends Go Head To Head In Support Of Kiwi Youth

23 February 2009 - All Black legend Frank Bunce is going head to head with Vodafone Warriors' legend Reuben Wiki in a legendary game of touch rugby to support Kiwi youth. Legend!