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Date Set For Trial Of Brother Accused Of Murdering Sister

Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A date for the trial of a man accused of murdering his elderly sister has been set for March 2 in the High Court in Christchurch, the Christchurch News website reported today.

Denis Kenny Billesdon, 71, is accused of murdering Nola Doreen Billesdon in 2001.

Get On Your Bike For A Free Breakfast

Get On Your Bike For A Free Breakfast

13 FEB 2009 - Grab your bike and head down to the Eastern Viaduct at the Viaduct Harbour (past the Maritime museum) on Wednesday, 18 February for Auckland City Council's annual Go By Bike Breakfast.

Kiwibank To Assist Victoria Bushfire Victims

Kiwibank To Assist Victoria Bushfire Victims

13 FEB 2009 - Kiwibank has today launched a fund raising drive to assist victims of the bushfires that have affected thousands of people in Victoria, Australia.

Dangerous Prison Escaper Arrested In Hamilton

Dangerous Prison Escaper Arrested In Hamilton

13 FEB 2009 - It certainly is a 'Black Friday' for one dangerous prison escaper who ran out of luck on Hamilton's main street early this morning.

Arai Whaakari HEMA had been on the run since fleeing Auckland's Paremoremo Prison last month.

Study Finds Multiple Hazards In 'Home Sweet Home'

Study Finds Multiple Hazards In 'Home Sweet Home'

13 FEB 2009 - A study of 1000 homes in Taranaki has found that many have hazards that result in claims to ACC costing millions of dollars a year as well as pain and suffering to individuals and their families.

Two Weeks Set For Plane Hijack Trial

Christchurch, Feb 13 NZPA - Two weeks in September have been set for the trial of accused aircraft hijacker Asha Ali Abdille.

Chief High Court Judge, Justice Tony Randerson, will try the case in the High Court at Christchurch beginning on September 14.

Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Murdering Brother

Christchurch, Feb 13 NZPA - A week has been set aside for the trial of a Banks Peninsula man accused of murdering his brother.

Patrick Allan Daken, a 41-year-old bushman, of Port Levy, will face trial on August 24.

Salary Freeze For Telecom Execs

Salary Freeze For Telecom Execs

13 FEB 2009 - Telecom New Zealand's CEO Paul Reynolds has announced today that Telecom's executive team, and most senior managers, will not receive pay increases this year, as the company sharpens its focus on managing costs in the current economic environment.

Wellington Police Delighted Lady Elizabeth III Will Be Replaced

Wellington Police Delighted Lady Elizabeth III Will Be Replaced

13 FEB 2008 - Wellington Police District is delighted that a new police maritime patrol and rescue launch will be built to replace the aging Lady Elizabeth III.

Christchurch Abuzz With Bike Wise Month

13 FEB 2009 - The Bike Wise Month in Christchurch is buzzing with a new public challenge event, high interest in the Go By Bike Day on Wednesday and a new record building in the Bikewise Business Battle.