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Father Of Toddler's Killers Jailed For Assault

Father Of Toddler's Killers Jailed For Assault

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A man whose two sons are serving life terms for the murder of Rotorua three-year-old Nia Glassie was today sentenced to four years imprisonment for abusing the toddler.

Youth Avoids Jail For Shooting Best Mate

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A teenager who shot dead his best mate avoided prison when he appeared for sentence in Masterton District Court yesterday.

Mayor Welcomes Court Decision Against High-Rise Development

Mayor Welcomes Court Decision Against High-Rise Development

Auckland, Feb 10 NZPA - A court decision blocking plans for a high-rise development on a public reserve north of Auckland was described by the local mayor today as "a victory for common sense".

New Trial Date To Be Set For Dying Murder Accused

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A dying man accused of murder has been denied an application for a stay of proceedings.

Brett Ashby, 50, has pleaded not guilty of murdering Grant "Granite" Adams, in December 2005 when a drug deal turned sour.

Youngest Killer Back In Court Again On Parole Breach Charges

Auckland, Feb 13 NZPA - The country's youngest convicted killer has escaped an immediate recall to prison after yesterday admitting breaching his parole conditions.

Six Jailed For Total Of 38 Years For Timaru Man's Manslaughter

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - Six men were yesterday jailed for a total of 38 years for the manslaughter of a Timaru man who was stomped and kicked to death in the street last year.

Man Who Tried To Give Lover A Fright Kills Himself With Nailgun

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A man who was trying to give his fiancee a fright after an argument, unintentionally killed himself with a nailgun, an inquest has revealed.

Father Of Toddler's Killers To Be Sentenced For Assault

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A man whose two sons are serving life terms for the murder of three-year-old Nia Glassie will today be sentenced for abusing the toddler.

A jury found William Curtis guilty on eight assault charges after a trial in Rotorua District Court last December.

Woman Charged With $200,000 Theft Remanded

Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - A woman charged with stealing nearly $200,000 from Surf Lifesaving Taranaki now faces a further 17 charges of using a document fraudulently.

Social, Cultural Well-being Eyed For Setting Of Kahawai Quotas

Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - Continued reliance on previous catch histories in dividing up the sustainable levels of kahawai between commercial, recreational and Maori customary fishers may put the non-commercial fishery into a "death spiral", the Supreme Court was told today.