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Rise In Fines A Worrying Trend - Sensible Sentencing Trust

Rise In Fines A Worrying Trend - Sensible Sentencing Trust

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Conviction and sentencing statistics released by the Ministry of Justice shows a steep rise in monetary penalties, a trend which worries the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST).

Escapee Causes Concern

A man who was to appear in the Auckland District Court today on burglary and vehicle crime charges is on the run after escaping Police custody at about 11 this morning.

Wairarapa Man Goes On Trial For Historic Child Rape

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - A Wairarapa man has gone on trial today for the historic rape and sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.

Tipple Granted Limited Licence

Christchurch, Dec 4 NZPA - Gun City arms dealership director David Matthew Holden Tipple has finally been granted a limited driving licence after his last bid was refused because his application was not restrictive enough.

Behave Or Suffer The Consequences This Christmas

Behave Or Suffer The Consequences This Christmas

Letters are being sent out to potential family violence offenders in the lead up to Christmas warning them to behave or suffer the consequences.

Woman Faces Baby-Taking Charge

Christchurch, Dec 4 NZPA - A woman charged over an alleged baby-snatching incident at Christchurch's St George's Hospital has been remanded for a fortnight for a psychiatric report to be prepared.

Crippled Board Sailor Loses Latest Appeal

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - An American boardsailor, who unsuccessfully sought $15 million damages from Olympic gold medallist Bruce Kendall, has lost her latest appeal to have the case reheard.

Taupo Shooting

Taupo Shooting

Taupo Police have been advised that a 12 yr old boy was flown by Helicopter to Rotorua Hospital at about 1.00am this morning.

TVNZ's Breakfast Show Increases Its Ratings Lead

TVNZ's Breakfast Show Increases Its Ratings Lead

TVNZ's Breakfast audience is now almost 7 times as big as its competitor on TV3, and the figures are still rising.

In November, Breakfast's average audience grew from a rating of 3.9, to 4.1.

By comparison, TV3's Sunrise grew by point 1 of a ratings point, from 0.5 to 0.6.

Killers' Father Goes On Trial For Assaulting Nia Glassie

Killers' Father Goes On Trial For Assaulting Nia Glassie

Rotorua, Dec 4 NZPA - The father of the killers of Nia Glassie went on trial today for assaulting the Rotorua toddler.

William Warena Curtis, 49, pleaded not guilty in Rotorua District Court to eight charges of assaulting the three-year-old.