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Friday, 17 Oct 2008

Children hurt in horror sideshow ride

The organiser of Gisborne's A&P show, where five girls were hurt on a malfunctioning ride this this morning, says he would not have engaged any risky operators.

Failed pick-up line leads to fine for rugby team

The Press

The South Canterbury Rugby Football Union has been found guilty of misconduct and fined $4500 over an incident involving a failed pick-up line and an air hostess.

Police raids: 17 people to stand trial

By KIM RUSCOE - Fairfax Media

A judge has today ordered 17 people to stand trial on charges laid after last year's nationwide police raids.

'I had to strangle her' - Reid

By IAN STEWARD - The Press

Murder-accused Liam Reid told a prison officer he wished he had raped and strangled her daughter, the High Court was told today.

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National News

Firefighters bring Parnell blaze under control


A first-storey blaze stopped traffic in several busy side streets in the Auckland suburb of Parnell today.

Arrest follows attempted armed robbery in Marton

Hooker's sea lion bludgeoned to death

Govt extends home energy efficiency programme

World News

Pirates free South Korean, Myanmar sailors


Sailors from South Korea and Myanmar who had been kidnapped by Somali pirates have been set free after more than a month in captivity.

'Joe the plumber' lacks licence

Hurricane Omar weakens after surging into Atlantic

EU offers Cuba aid in first formal talks since 2003


Black Caps punt on spin twins

New Zealand will bank on spin to beat Bangladesh in the two-test series starting in Chittagong on Friday, said skipper Daniel Vettori.
NZ uses tests to prepare for Australia
Black Caps escape ODI series loss

It's war against England defenders

Paddy attacks 'myths' over ELVs

Shoot the Springbok now - Botha


S&P affirms Greater Wellington ratings

NZPA | 06:04PM

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it had affirmed its local currency 'AA-' long-term and 'A-1+'short-term credit ratings on Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Crisis needs decisive action: Weldon, Skilling

Volatility continues on markets

Strategic sale and restructure off

New Zealand Market Summaries

Intra-day trading

Dawson's boyfriend facing fraud case


The boyfriend of model-turned-television personality, Charlotte Dawson, will face court today after allegedly using a fake lease to defraud a bank of A$7.3 million (NZ$8.18 million).

Madonna obessed with image, says Ritchie

Stevie Wonder quashes reports his home burned down

Paul Potts calls Kiwi soprano to Europe


Madonna obessed with image, says Ritchie

Guy Ritchie has branded Madonna "obsessed", saying "the laughs in our life together were long gone," as their divorce proceedings begin.


Let the good times roll - Cambo

Whatever shortcomings Michael Campbell may have as a golfer a lack of vision is not one of them.


Obama buys video game ads

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is making US political history by placing the first presidential campaign ads in online video games.


Mysterious Iceland worth the effort

Iceland is unlike anywhere else, an incongruous mix of sublime scenery and few resources, writes David Marr.


Shops rate top Christmas toys

Hannah Montana continues to rock but the Bakugan Battle Brawlers are spoiling for a fight for Christmas supremacy.

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