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Baby Killer `Poisoned Our Lives': Parents

Auckland, Nov 25 NZPA - The parents of a murdered 10-month-old baby spoke out in court today about the horrendous ordeal they suffered after discovering a childminder consistently tortured their daughter.

Award-Winning Kiwi Chef Reinvigorates Iconic Auckland Restaurant

Award-Winning Kiwi Chef Reinvigorates Iconic Auckland Restaurant

Top kiwi chef Peter Thornley and his hand-picked team are relaunching iconic Auckland seafood restaurant Kermadec with a brand new $1M kitchen improvement resulting in the most state of the art facility in New Zealand.

Bondage Man Who Scarred Girls Escapes Prison

Christchurch, Nov 25 NZPA - Christchurch dungeon owner Richard Jeffrey Barker today avoided being sent to prison, but will serve nine months on home detention and pay $5000 to each of two teenage girls he scarred during bondage and discipline sessions.

Manukau Water Opens $9 Million Beachlands Plant

Manukau Water Opens $9 Million Beachlands Plant

25 November 2008 - Manukau Water Limited is today opening a $9 million upgrade of its Beachlands/Maraitai wastewater treatment plant.

Caregiver Jailed For Life For Murder Of Infant

Auckland, Nov 25 NZPA - A childminder who admitted murdering a 10-month-old baby in her care was today jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

Violent Brawl Breaks Out At High Court

Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - A violent brawl broke out at the High Court in Napier this morning.

Three men charged with grievous bodily harm appeared in the dock for a trial date to be set when one of them punched and spat at a security guard.

Nurses Support Elected Representatives On Professional Councils

25 NOVEMBER 2008 - The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the move to ensure that Doctors are able to elect representatives of their profession on to the Medical Council, arguably the most influential group impacting on public safety and professional competence.

Caregiver Jailed For Life For Murder Of Baby

Auckland, Nov 25 NZPA - A childminder who admitted murdering a 10-month-old girl in her care was today jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

National Finance Limited Directors Banned

National Finance Limited Directors Banned

25 November 2008 - The Deputy Registrar of Companies Peter Barker has banned the directors of National Finance 2000 Limited from acting as company directors.

Antibiotic Sales Show Little Change

25 November 2008 - The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) says that total sales of prescription veterinary medicines containing antibiotics in the 2006/07 year have decreased to levels similar to the 2002/03 year, and are down 11.9% on 2005/06 sales.