The identity of the millionaire businessman facing designer
drug charges remains secret in a case described by one judge
as the "battleground for the legal high industry".
An English sailor's yacht was a mess and in no state for a
planned trip across the Tasman when it sank near Cape Reinga,
the Coroner's court has been told.
Opposition parties are gaining in popularity, while growing
dissatisfaction with the Government is shown in a new
New Zealand Rugby Union judicial officer Nigel Hampton QC
dismissed a charge of foul play against Southland second
five-eighth Matt Saunders yesterday.
In the past six years the number of New Zealanders taking
antidepressants has doubled, and a psychiatry professor says
the drugs are being over-prescribed.
In a heroic rescue effort at a popular Whangarei beach,
firefighters erected a sand wall around an injured teenager
for protection against a high tide while paramedics worked to
save the victim.
Surgeons did not try to re-attach a man's foot, severed in an
accident at the Port of Tauranga yesterday.
The Government has so far paid $400,000 to employ a Canadian
judge to evaluate whether David Bain should receive
compensation, Radio New Zealand reports.
A database of about 30,000 "at risk" children is to be
created and accessed by health, school and social workers
without parental knowledge as part of a huge overhaul of laws
tackling child cruelty.
A faulty window switch has forced Toyota to recall at least
21,000 New Zealand vehicles as part of a worldwide recall
affecting 7.43 million vehicles.
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