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Capsized Fishing Boat Skipper Fined

Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - A Northland skipper whose boat was scuttled by a reef was today convicted of operating further from shore than his qualifications allowed.

Larger Than Life TV Star Turns To Jenny Craig For Help

Larger Than Life TV Star Turns To Jenny Craig For Help

22 January 2009 - Australian comedian Magda Szubanski, who plays the lovable and larger than life character Sharon on the hit TV series Kath & Kim, has turned to Jenny Craig to lose the weight that has troubled her throughout her life.

Two Week Custody Remand For Nelson Teen

Christchurch, Jan 21 NZPA - No application for bail was made for a 22-year-old Nelson youth remanded for two weeks on a long list of charges in Christchurch District Court today.

Marie Davis Murder Trial Brought Forward

Marie Davis Murder Trial Brought Forward

Christchurch, Jan 22 NZPA - The trial of Dean Stewart Cameron on charges of murdering and sexually violating Christchurch teenager Marie Davis has been brought forward four months and is now due to start in May.

Outdoor Pursuits Centre Admits Two Charges After River Tragedy

Outdoor Pursuits Centre Admits Two Charges After River Tragedy

Auckland, Jan 22 NZPA - An outdoor adventure centre which ran a canyon trip which killed six students and a teacher last year, has pleaded guilty to two charges laid after the tragedy.

Hoax Caller Named

Hoax Caller Named

Whakatane, Jan 22 NZPA - A Bay of Plenty man charged over an alleged New Year's Day hoax call has given up his fight for name suppression.

Parents Of Slain Tourist And Accused Teen To Meet

Wellington, Jan 22 NZPA - The father of slain Scottish tourist Karen Aim is to meet the family of the teenager accused of her murder.

Brian Aim told the Aberdeen Evening Express he would meet relatives of the 15-year-old boy accused of killing Ms Aim.

OPC To Make Statement About Canyoning Tragedy

OPC To Make Statement About Canyoning Tragedy

Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - The Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre (OPC) is to make a statement tomorrow, regarding charges laid against them by the Department of Labour.

Air New Zealand Sets New Sales Record

Air New Zealand Sets New Sales Record

21 January 2009 - Air New Zealand's efforts to stimulate tourism and travel are paying dividends with the airline setting a new record for global online sales last week of NZ$34.3 million.

Banned Epileptic Driver Caused $30,000 Damage

Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - An epilepsy sufferer caused $30,000 when he had a fit while illegally driving his three children in his 4WD along Napier's Marine Parade, a court was told.