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Camping Ground Where Tourists Attacked To Close

Camping Ground Where Tourists Attacked To Close

Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - The camping ground where a Dutch tourist was allegedly raped and she and her partner robbed at knife-point is to close.

Lauaki To Attend Anger Management Course

Wellington, Jan 18 NZPA - All Blacks and Chiefs flanker Sione Lauaki has been ordered to undergo an anger management course after he trashed property at an Auckland motel in the early hours of New Year's Day.

More Charges Likely For Man Accused Of Tourist Attack

Wellington, Jan 18 NZPA - A 25-year-old man who appeared in court yesterday over an attack on Dutch tourists will face more serious charges when he next appears on Friday.

Jail Likely For Woman Who Drove Drunk While Pregnant

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - Jail is likely for a Rotorua woman who drove drunk while seven months pregnant.

Firearm Allegedly Pointed At Officer

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - A 19-year-old man appeared in Dunedin District Court this morning after allegedly pointing a firearm at a police officer in Alexandra last night.

Man In Court Over Rape, Robbery Of Dutch Tourists

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - A 25-year-old man has appeared in court over an attack on Dutch tourists as they slept in their stationwagon on Thursday morning.

The man appeared in Invercargill District Court this morning charged with rape.

Tourist Writes Letter Instead Of Appearing In Court

Wellington, Jan 17 NZPA - A Malaysian tourist failed to turn up in Napier District Court this week because he was having a "lovely time" seeing the country.

Instead he wrote the judge a letter asking to be pardoned and promising not to do it again.

But now he faces arrest.

Guilty Plea Over Linwood Park Incident

Christchurch, Jan 16 NZPA - A guilty plea to a charge of demanding with menaces has ended the prosecution of a group of teenagers charged over an early morning bashing incident in Linwood Park.

Prediction Market Reacts To Treasury Unemployment Forecast

Prediction Market Reacts To Treasury Unemployment Forecast

16 January 2009 - New Zealand's unemployment rate is set to reach 6% by September, according to the latest predictions on iPredict. Stock on New Zealand's online prediction market is already reacting to the latest Treasury projections out this week, that unemployment will reach 7.5% in 2011.

Sun, Sand And Skinks

Sun, Sand And Skinks

Beach goers on the Hauraki Gulf island of Motuihe will soon be sharing the sand with some scaly companions, with the release of 70 shore skinks on Sunday.