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    Woman stalker held in custody - 26-Mar-2005
    Looking for love in all the wrong places has led to at least two weeks' prison for a Levin woman who carried out a marathon campaign of letters, e-mails and text messages to the female object of her affections.
    Sheree Maria Cooley, 38, was found guilty in Palmerston North District Court last month of harassing Ruth Bastet over a period of more than three years, after Mrs Bastet spurned Cooley's sexual advances.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Dominion Post
    Millionaire vows to fight charges - 26-Mar-2005
    A Wellington property millionaire faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of raping a teenage male on his yacht, making a pornographic video and possessing cannabis, Vanuatu police say.
    James Bernard Quin, 56, is vowing to fight the charges, which relate to alleged activity that took place on his yacht, the Marie Chantal, earlier this month.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Dominion Post
    Kiwi yachtie held on gay rape charge - 20-Mar-2005
    Vanuatu police have charged a wealthy Wellington businessman with raping a teenage male on his yacht, making a pornographic video and possessing cannabis.
    James Bernard Quin, 56, says his accuser tried to rip him off - and he would rather die than go to jail.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Gay club suspects arsonist - 29-Dec-2004
    A popular gay nightclub in central Auckland was the target of a suspected fire bomb that forced about 20 staff and patrons to flee unharmed through an emergency exit.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - New Zealand Herald
    Media Vuelta - 9-Aug-2004
    To what extent is it in the public interest for news outlets to run details of the private lives of victims of violent crime? It’s not a new question, but it seems to be one of growing importance in this country, as newspapers and television news networks increasingly see fit to run with scurrilous insinuation and innuendo about murder victims. Most recently, the New Zealand Herald front-page led with the distasteful slogan “Slain stamp collector led secret gay life” (NZH, 15/7/2004). The article purported to describe the brutal killing of Auckland man Robert Hunt, but in fact seemed more interested in drawing out tenuous links between the dead man’s apparent sexual orientation and the possibility of a ring of paedophile philatelists. Since police have been quick to point out that Hunt was a “law-abiding citizen who led a fairly quiet life,” this murmur of front-page gossip has petered out in a splutter of disappointment.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Virtual Critic
    NZ Man Robs Bank with Blood-Filled Syringe - 12-Nov-1995
    A thief carrying a blood-filled syringe stole about NZ$2,000 from a New Zealand bank. The man absconded with the money by threatening three bank employees with the syringe, which they feared was filled with HIV-infected blood, Television New Zealand reported. A police squad has searched the residence of one suspect, but have not found the man.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA

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