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Witness Says Accused Described How He Beheaded Korean Tourist

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - A woman told today how one of the trio accused of murdering Korean tourist Jae Hyeon Kim admitted to her strangling him before chopping off his head with a spade.

Child At Centre Of Custody Dispute Handed Back To Grandparents

Auckland, Oct 14 NZPA - The father of a girl at the centre of a trans-Tasman tug of love is trying to get to New Zealand to be reunited with his daughter.

Woman Recounts Yelling At Driver To Stop After Hitting Friend

Auckland, Oct 14 NZPA - A woman today told how she yelled at a driver to stop when he crashed his car into her friend and drove off with his body stuck underneath.

Christchurch Celebrates Leading Role In Community Road Safety In New Zealand

Christchurch Celebrates Leading Role In Community Road Safety In New Zealand

14 OCT 2008 - Twenty-five years ago Christchurch City Council took a lead in community road safety touring nationally its road safety education performance Roadshow - the largest theatrical event at the time to tour New Zealand.

Nurses Welcome Labour's Plan For Universal Allowances

14 OCT 2008 - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is delighted that the Labour Party has announced policy on a universal student allowance for all tertiary students.

Policy Preoccupation Unhelpful

14 OCT 2008 - The current political emphasis on student financial support as an election issue is unhelpful for New Zealand's tertiary education and economic strategies, according to the body which represents the country's eight universities.

Vice Chancellors Should Tell The Truth

14 OCT 2008 - Student representatives are taking issue with the New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committees' (NZVCC) mis-representation of student support spending and urge them to come clean on the real figures which reveal universities receive huge funding injections every year off the back of youn

Courier Driver Took Cut From Deliveries

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - A courier driver and two accomplices have admitted they helped themselves to more than $120,000 worth of items destined for delivery to Northland residents.

Custody Row Child Feels Like A Rag Doll, Says Lawyer

Updates with fresh quotes from Caitlin's father

Auckland, Oct 14 NZPA - Caitlin Thorne, the seven-year-old girl at the centre of a custody row between her parents, is very unhappy at the public intrusion into her life, says an Auckland lawyer.

177 Million Credit Union Members Can't Be Wrong

177 Million Credit Union Members Can't Be Wrong

14 October 2008 - On the eve of International Credit Union Day on 16 October, new figures released show that worldwide Credit Union membership has grown to 177 million along with asset growth of 8.2% over the previous year, to over US$1.2 trillion.