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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.

New TV Comedies For The New Year

New TV Comedies For The New Year

NZ On Air has announced an investment of more than $3 million in six TV comedy programmes, to screen on TV2, TV3 and C4 in 2009.

NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson said the funding included a new series of the acclaimed The Jaquie Brown Diaries for TV3.

Together We're Making Porirua Amazing

Together We're Making Porirua Amazing

Porirua City Council's commitment to becoming the best was recently recognised when it was named a finalist in the JRA Best Places to Work Awards in Auckland.

New Zealand Post Supports Motorcycle Safety In Mail Delivery

New Zealand Post Supports Motorcycle Safety In Mail Delivery

New Zealand Post said today it is serious about the safety of the public and its posties in the delivery of mail and fully supports Police messages about the dangers of riding mopeds on footpaths.

Wellington Based Freight Company Thanks Invoice Discounting For 300% Growth

Wellington Based Freight Company Thanks Invoice Discounting For 300% Growth

When Mike Haworth founded the Wellington based transport and warehousing business, NZ Freighters, four years ago, he had no idea that it would be so successful.

Conserve Water Now

Thames-Coromandel people encouraged to use water smarter

Water restrictions are in place for two peninsula communities at the official start to summer.