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Man Jailed For Buying And Selling Pseudoephedrine-Based Pills

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - A Waikato man has been jailed for buying and selling pseudoephedrine-based medicine for profit.

Wiki Barrett, 52, of Te Kuiti, was sentenced in Hamilton District Court to 21 months' jail after he was found guilty of having precursor materials with intent.

Man Pulled Airgun In Road Rage Incident

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - A man who fired an airgun at another car in an act of road rage admitted the offence when he appeared in Hamilton District Court yesterday.

Classification Office Annual Report

Classification Office Annual Report

28 November 2008 - The 2008 Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification was released today.

Barmaid Sent To Jail For Threatening Victim

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - A New Plymouth woman has been jailed for a year for threatening to shoot her victim if she testified against her.

Courtney Chapman-Stone, 18, barmaid, admitted two charges of attempting to pervert justice, assault with intent to injure, theft and intimidation.

Air New Zealand A320 Accident - Update 2

Air New Zealand A320 Accident - Update 2

28 November 2008 - An Airbus A320 operated by XL Airways of Germany has been lost in the Mediterranean.

That aircraft is one that is owned by Air New Zealand and on lease to XL Airways for the past two years.

Weepu Completes Diversion Programme

Weepu Completes Diversion Programme

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu has undergone a police diversion programme "completely satisfactorily" after being charged with window banging.

Weepu, 25, was arrested early in September for banging on a shop window in Wellington's Courtenay Place.

Court Told Wife Did Not Know Where Money For Cars Came From

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - A former employee accused of defrauding Otago District Health Board of almost $17 million always had new cars, but his wife never asked where they came from she told the High Court at Dunedin yesterday.

Man In Court Over Road Rage Incident

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - The name of a Rotorua man accused of shooting a man twice in the face during a road rage attack has been revealed in Rotorua District Court.

Richard Marsters, 49, appeared in the court charged with attempted murder, the Rotorua Daily Post reported.

Driver Acquitted On Charge Over Fatal Crash

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - The driver of a van which flipped and crushed a passenger to death has been acquitted on a charge of dangerous driving causing death.

Man Charged With Murder Of Elderly Woman In Home Invasion

Man Charged With Murder Of Elderly Woman In Home Invasion

Auckland, Nov 27 NZPA - The family of an elderly Chinese woman was "delighted" today to hear that a man had been charged with her murder, say police.