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Tourism New Zealand Woos Australian Skiers

Tourism New Zealand Woos Australian Skiers

8 February 2009 - Tourism New Zealand is mounting an early run of television commercials promoting the ski season in a bid to boost visitor arrivals over winter.

Traffic Flowing Well On SH1, Queues Expected Later

Traffic Flowing Well On SH1, Queues Expected Later

8 February 2009 - The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that traffic is moving well on SH1 north of Auckland, but queues are expected later this afternoon as people return to the city after the long weekend.

Both Wellsford and Warkworth are uncongested at the moment.

Boyracer Charged With Assaulting Lone Cop Appears In Court

Boyracer Charged With Assaulting Lone Cop Appears In Court

Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - A 17-year-old Christchurch youth charged in connection with an attack on a lone police officer by hundreds of boyracers was remanded in custody after he appeared in court .

Hip-Hop Group Re-Enact Moments Before Tagger's Death

Hip-Hop Group Re-Enact Moments Before Tagger's Death

Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - A South Auckland hip-hop group has released a music video re-enacting the moments before teenage tagger Pihema Cameron was stabbed to death.

Call To Ban Mongrel Mob From Marae After Slaying

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - A bid is being made to ban Mongrel Mob members from a Murupara marae following the hit-and-run slaying of teenager Jordan Herewini.

Woman Accused Of $450,000 Internet Banking Fraud

Woman Accused Of $450,000 Internet Banking Fraud

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - A Hamilton woman has appeared in court charged with internet banking fraud totalling more than $450,000.

Airiana Paul, 20-year-old labourer, entered no plea in Hamilton District Court this week to 11 charges of dishonestly obtaining a pecuniary advantage.

Mother Of Murder Accused Jailed For Comtempt Of Court

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - The mother of the man accused of murdering Hawke's Bay farmer Mark McCutcheon has been jailed for a week after barking like a dog and yelling abuse in the courtroom.

Businessman Accused Of Drugging, Raping Young Woman

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - A Bay of Plenty businessman has been accused of raping a woman after allegedly stupefying her with the party drug ketamine.

Security Guard Helped Protect Karen Aim's Killer

Security Guard Helped Protect Karen Aim's Killer

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - The security guard on duty at a Taupo college the night Karen Aim's beaten body was found was known to murderer Jahche Broughton and has been convicted of helping the teen cover up evidence of an earlier bashing.

Two In Court In Connection With Hawke's Bay Man's Killing

Two In Court In Connection With Hawke's Bay Man's Killing

Hastings, Feb 5 NZPA - A woman swearing abuse at the judge and police was removed struggling from the public gallery of Hastings District Court today after the appearance of a man charged with murdering Hawke's Bay farmer Mark McCutcheon.