Teacher admits indecent assaults

A former Havelock North school teacher has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting his female students.

Charles John Michael Harter, 63, was a music, mathematics and drama teacher who taught students from his home studio, and also taught music and drama at a local primary school.

Murder accused in court

A man accused of murdering a woman in Switzerland in 2000 made a brief appearance in Auckland District Court this afternoon.

Key defends choices for Collins probe

Key defends choices for Collins probe

Prime Minister John Key has defended his choice of a government inquiry into former Justice Minister Judith Collins' dealings with former Serious Fraud Office boss Adam Feeley in the face of Opposition calls for a broader inquiry into Dirty Politics allegations that also takes in the Oravida affair.

Armed callout in Rotorua

Armed Rotorua police have been called to the Koutu area after a dispute involving a rifle.

MRP caught up in $2m fraud case

NZX-listed Mighty River Power has been caught up in an alleged $2 million employee husband-and-wife fraud.

Liquor licence expected for Wellington sevens

Organisers of the Wellington Sevens remain supremely confident they will be granted a special licence to sell alcohol at next year's event, which also features an enhanced entertainment package.

NZ should abandon UN bid - Act

NZ should abandon UN bid - Act

Government support party Act says New Zealand should abandon its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because it would make some countries our enemies.


Police promise further CTV investigation

Police promise further CTV investigation

A further criminal investigation into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building during the February 2011 earthquake will be undertaken, police say.

Tributes for shooting victim

Tributes for shooting victim

Friends have paid tribute today to one of the victims of yesterday's Work and Income office shootings in Ashburton.

Woman who fleeced animal charity in court

A woman who fleeced an animal charity of all its funds, forcing it to close its doors, simultaneously robbed her friend of her life's passion.

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