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Jailed Conductor's Sentence Cut On Appeal

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - The disgraced former musical director of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra has had four months knocked off his four-year jail term by convincing the court that he will pay back about one-tenth of the money he owes Inland Revenue.

Woman Imprisoned Over Paedophile's Death Could Be `Out For Xmas'

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - A woman who watched as two men beat a convicted paedophile to death last year may be back home with her children by Christmas.

Man Not Guilty Of Murder Of Sex Offender

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - A High Court jury yesterday found a Waikato man not guilty of murdering his convicted sex offender stepfather.

Judge's Reasons For Overturning Rowing Boss's Convictions

Wellington, Oct 25 NZPA - The judge who overturned former Rowing New Zealand boss Craig Ross' convictions for fraud found convicting him would be "out of all proportion to the gravity of the offences".

Pair Given Life For Paedophile's Murder

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - Two men were today sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of convicted paedophile Glen Stinson at a rural property in Foxton last year.

Bruce Tamatea, 46, and Aubrey Harrison, 27, were sentenced in the High Court at Palmerston North today.

Witness In Nia Glassie Murder Trial Tells Of Stunt Re-Enacting

Rotorua, Oct 24 NZPA - A young crown witness continued giving evidence today in the High Court trial in Rotorua of five people charged with causing 3-year-old Nia Glassie's death.

Health Camps Decision Deferred

Health Camps Decision Deferred

24 October 2008 - The Board running the country's seven Children's Health Camps has today deferred a decision about the future of its service pending the outcome of an independent financial review.

Giraffe Goes North

24 OCTOBER 2008 - Kijana, a two year old male giraffe, is being transferred from Orana Wildlife Park to a private wildlife reserve north of Auckland on Monday.

Public Invited To Have Say On The Electoral System

24 October 2008 - A review of New Zealand's electoral administration is underway and is now seeking the views of the public.

Top Town Try-outs For Canterbury Crushers

24 October 2008 - Classic Top Town TV show is making a comeback with try-outs to be a 'Canterbury Crushers' team member on next Friday 31 October at Cathedral Square.