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Escaped Mob member back in custody

A Mongrel Mob gang member who escaped from custody has been arrested this morning in New Plymouth.

Ex-rugby manager admits methamphetamine plot

A former Tongan rugby manager has pleaded guilty for his part in a conspiracy to import methamphetamine into New Zealand.

Constable issues warning over planned fight

An Auckland community constable has warned young people planning a fight at a community park this weekend that he will be bringing some friends of his own along.

Harawira pleads not guilty

Harawira pleads not guilty

Mana Party leader Hone Harawira says his court appearance this morning could be criticised as a publicity stunt but he defends his actions during last week's protest.

Health board expects heavier workload

The Government's White Paper for Vulnerable Children will mean a higher workload for Whanganui District Health Board staff as more cases of child abuse and neglect are identified in the community.

Speeding tickets waived for police officers

Almost half of all police officers caught speeding in the Wellington district last year had their tickets waived.

Teenage cyclist killed in collision named

Police have released the name of a 14-year-old boy who died when his bike and a milk tanker collided in Northland on Sunday.

Search for missing man continues

Rescuers will continue to search this morning for a man missing after a dinghy capsized off the Tauranga coast.

Key jumps to defence of spy chief

Prime Minister John Key mounted a fierce defence of the GCSB spy agency yesterday and accused Labour leader David Shearer of "besmirching the integrity" of chief executive Ian Fletcher.

Concerns for health of fake medical student

A man caught posing as a medical student at Auckland University is said to be so distressed there are concerns for his health.

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