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Bail For Boyracer Attack Accused

Christchurch, Feb 9 NZPA - A youth charged over a boyracer attack on a lone police sergeant has been released on bail after several days in custody and a letter from his mother.

New Head For Nursing Council

New Head For Nursing Council

9 February 2009 - The Nursing Council of New Zealand has announced the appointment of Carolyn Reed as its new chief executive.

Council Chair Margaret Southwick says Reed brings to the role a deep understanding of the issues of nursing in New Zealand.

Court Told Woman Hit Child After He Set Fire To Curtain

Tauranga, Feb 9 NZPA - A judge has sympathised with a Tauranga woman whose five-year-old son set fire to fabrics in his bedroom but said that was no justification for striking the child, "let alone with a weapon".

Bellingham Inquest Adjourned

Christchurch, Feb 9 NZPA - An inquest into the death of Stephen Jon Bellingham, shot by the police during an incident in September 2007, was adjourned after a short session of legal argument in the Christchurch Coroner's Court today.

Woman Took Teenage Daughter On Burglary Spree, Court Told

Tauranga, Feb 9 NZPA - A woman equipped with tools for burglary took her teenage daughter with her on a late night stealing spree, Tauranga District Court heard today.

"What sort of example is that?" Judge Louis Bidois asked Julie Ella Hales, an unemployed 36-year-old woman.

New Initiative For Reducing Alcohol Related Disorder In Riccarton

New Initiative For Reducing Alcohol Related Disorder In Riccarton

9 February 2009 - On Tuesday 10 February 2009 at 11:00am, the Com-Be Zone (Community Behaviour Zone) agreement for Riccarton will be signed at the Bush Inn Bar, corner Riccarton and Waimairi Roads.

PSA Welcomes Repeal Of Electoral Finance Act

PSA Welcomes Repeal Of Electoral Finance Act

9 February 2009 - The Public Service Association welcomes the repeal of the Electoral Finance Act and says we should look at replacing it with wider state funding of election activities.

Water Management Needs Reform

Water Management Needs Reform

9 February 2009 - NZWWA CEO, Murray Gibb, is urging government to continue its reforms and rationalise water management in New Zealand.

SS Penguin Sinking To Be Remembered On South Coast

9 February 2009 - A special commemoration will be held on a remote part of Wellington's South Coast this Thursday evening in memory of the 72 people who lost their lives when the passenger steamer SS Penguin went down in a storm 100 years ago.

Home Detention For Woman Who Stabbed Partner

Tauranga, Feb 9 NZPA - A Te Puke woman who stabbed her partner with a knife and hit him with a log of wood because he would not get up and help her with their three young children has been sentenced to eight months' home detention.