Napier, New Zealand Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Girl swims to shore, runs 2km over rocks to raise alarm after deadly boat accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    An elderly man was killed when a boat capsized near White Rock on the Mahia Peninsula yesterday morning. Photo / Ann Revington A 13-year-old girl swam to shore and ran 2km to raise the alarm, arriving "cold and wet" on a woman's doorstep, after a boat capsized in Mahia yesterday, killing an elderly man.

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  2. Second woman tells of medic sex assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Dominion Post

    A second complainant has described how a paramedic sexually assaulted her in the back of his ambulance - and sent her text messages for a month suggesting she come to his house. Former Waipukurau St John officer Christopher King is on trial in Napier District Court facing charges of the sexual assault of four female patients between 2010 and last year, and for stupefying and making an intimate visual recording of one of them on July 24 last year.

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  3. Raid nets psychoactive drugs, guns and cashRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Dominion Post

    Several kilos of psychoactive substances laced with household cleaning products, guns, and over $10,000 in cash have been seized by police in Hawke's Bay. Police are concerned drugs dealers peddling contaminated products to young people, following the discovery of 4kg of the illegal psychoactive substances cut with poisonous ingredients.

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  4. "Psychoactive substances seized in raids"Read the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Scoop

    Hawke's Bay Police have seized several kilos of illegally-manufactured psychoactive substances and over $10,000 cash and firearms in raids this week. Eight people are facing charges relating to the operation this week, which targeted the sale and distribution of illegal psychoactive substances in Hawke's Bay.

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  5. Sex assault case: Teen's DNA found on ambo officer's fingernails - scientistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    A forensic scientist says she has "extremely strong scientific support" to conclude a teenage girl's DNA was found on the fingernails of the ambulance officer accused of sexually violating her. Forensic scientist Joanna Beth, a specialist in forensic biology, said she tested Christopher Roger King's fingernail clippings and swabs, as well as swabs taken from the teenage complainant.

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  6. 'Weird scene' at girl's house, says ambo accused of sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Dominion Post

    An ambulance officer accused of sexually assaulting patients told police he came across ''a weird scene'' when he arrived to pick up one of the complainants. Former Waipukurau St John officer Christopher King is on trial in Napier District Court for sexually assaulting four female patients between 2010 and last year, and for stupefying and making an intimate visual recording of one of them on July 24 last year. 6 comments

  7. Paramedic's phone: 'Can you silence a camera click'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    The phone belonging to a paramedic accused of sexual assault was used to make an internet search to find how to silence the phone camera in the weeks before the alleged offending, a jury has been told. Former St John officer Christopher King is on trial in Napier District Court for sexually assaulting four female patients between 2010 and last year, and for stupefying and making an intimate visual recording of one of them.

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  8. GPS data shows time of cellphone recordingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    Evidence from GPS tracking has shown that a paramedic's cellphone was used to take video footage at the times he is alleged to have made intimate visual recordings of a girl in the back of an ambulance. Former St John officer Christopher King is accused of making the recordings of the 15-year-old girl after giving her laughing gas in July last year.

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  9. Hawke's Bay Maori, males shorter life expectancyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Stuff.co.nz

    Maori, male and poor in Hawke's Bay can expect die earlier than those in the rest of New Zealand, according to a report released by Hawke's Bay District Health Board. Also, Hawke's Bay residents drank twice as much and were much more likely to smoke than their peers across New Zealand, and were just as fat.

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  10. Patient was 'difficult' - accusedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    Chris King, former St John ambulance driver, leaving Napier courthouse after day one of his trial for sexual offences.Photo / Paul Taylor A St John officer accused of sexual crimes described a young female patient as "unusual" and "difficult" after she fled from the back of his ambulance, says a paramedic. Former Waipukurau St John ambulance officer Christopher Roger King, 47, is on trial at the Napier District Court this week facing eight sex charges, including sexual violation, stupefying and making intimate visual recordings of a then 15-year-old girl.

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  11. Council to review new speed limitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Southland Times

    A public outcry over speed-limit reductions in rural Hastings has forced the council to reconsider, but police say the change is saving lives. The Hastings District Council reduced the speed limit on 78 kilometres of rural roads from 100kmh to 80kmh in March.

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  12. United Support for Napier-Gisborne Rail CorridorRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | Scoop

    The Mayors of Napier, Hastings, Wairoa and Gisborne met today and agreed to fully support and endorse Hawke's Bay Regional Council's position to secure a lease for the Napier to Gisborne rail corridor. The end use of the corridor has not been decided, but full agreement has been reached that it is imperative to secure access.

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  13. Sex assault case: Fleeing teen seen on CCTVRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The Otago Daily Times

    A jury has been shown dramatic CCTV footage of a teenage girl fleeing an ambulance and into the arms of a stranger after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a St John officer. Former Waipukurau St John ambulance officer Christopher Roger King, 47, is on trial at the Napier District Court this week facing eight sex charges, including the sexual violation, stupefying and making intimate visual recordings of a then 15-year-old girl.

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  14. Medic on trial for 4 sexual assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | EMS1

    A Hawke's Bay ambulance officer used laughing gas to drug a teenage girl in the back of an ambulance before molesting her, a crown lawyer says. Christopher Roger King, 47, a former St John Ambulance officer from Waipukurau, is on trial at Napier District Court for assaulting four women aged from 15 to 57. He has been charged with stupefaction, indecent assault, sexual violation, and making an intimate visual recording of a 15-year-old girl while taking her to Waipawa in an ambulance, between January 2010 and July 2013.

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  15. Medic on trial for 4 sexual assultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | EMS1

    A Hawke's Bay ambulance officer used laughing gas to drug a teenage girl in the back of an ambulance before molesting her, a crown lawyer says. Christopher Roger King, 47, a former St John Ambulance officer from Waipukurau, is on trial at Napier District Court for assaulting four women aged from 15 to 57. He has been charged with stupefaction, indecent assault, sexual violation, and making an intimate visual recording of a 15-year-old girl while taking her to Waipawa in an ambulance, between January 2010 and July 2013.

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  16. Sex-accused ambulance officer 'gassed patients'Read the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Otago Daily Times

    An ambulance officer who is facing eight sex charges had gassed his patients and relied on them "trusting a member of St John," a Crown prosecutor says. Christopher Roger King, 47, was a St John officer based in Waipukurau and is on trial in the Napier District Court accused of indecent assault, sexual violation, stupefaction and making an intimate visual recording of four complainants, including a 15-year-old girl.

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  17. Firm's closure may hit clientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    A Hastings building company has gone into voluntary liquidation, with some customers concerned they may be left out of pocket. Mercy Renovators which boasted more than 20,000 house renovations over more than 20 years, was last week put into liquidation.

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  18. Council changes direction on beach erosion planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Dominion Post

    Documents obtained by The Dominion Post indicate that Napier City Council is no longer looking at building an H-shaped breakwater at Westshore. The council last year lodged a third resource consent application with Hawke's Bay Regional Council to build the structure, which was intended to reduce erosion.

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  19. Fijian man to do 60km pack march in NZRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Fiji Times

    FORMER New Zealand army infantry soldier and Vatukoula-raised Fijian Jonathan Foster will next month take part in a 60km pack march through Napier, New Zealand, to raise funds to give to families of fallen heroes in New Zealand. Mr Foster, 27, told The Fiji Times yesterday that as a former NZ Army infantry soldier himself, he was keen on raising funds to help the families of fallen soldiers live their lives with less financial burdens.

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  20. $40m bid to resurrect derelict hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    Two New Zealand companies have submitted a $40 million plan to restore an infamous Rarotonga resort once linked to the mafia and subject to a local curse. Auckland-based Mirage Group Ltd and Napier builder Herbert Construction NZ Ltd have lodged an Environmental Impact Assessment with a Cook Islands Government agency seeking approval to turn the derelict Sheraton Hotel site into a five star resort.

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