Children stabbed to death

 Children stabbed to death

Eight children are dead and a woman is in hospital after a multiple stabbing in far north Queensland.

Tourists find safety tips on steering wheels

Tourists find safety tips on steering wheels

Tourists renting cars across the country will now find simple road safety tips on the steering wheels.

Google aid detecting child porn

Google aid detecting child porn

Internet giant Google helped pinpoint a Dunedin man accused of distributing objectionable material involving the abuse of children and animals.

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Jail warning after drug making bid

Jail warning after drug making bid

A man left with burnt hands after a botched drug-making operation has been warned a prison term is likely if he reoffends.

'Ordinary' visitor turned out to be Katy Perry

'Ordinary' visitor turned out to be Katy Perry

Save for a lucky few, Queenstowners hoping to hear Katy Perry roar during her stay at the resort have had to make do with a social media ''hi'' instead.

NZ-Australia parity close

NZ-Australia parity close

The New Zealand dollar could reach parity with the Australian currency as early as the first quarter next year, following economic uncertainty in Russia and the Federal Reserve adopting a more cautious tone.

'A complete horror story'

'A complete horror story'

A computer gamer who bashed and critically injured his baby boy has been sentenced to jail for the act described as "a complete horror story".

Orchard in family for 100 years

Orchard in family for 100 years

Cromwell orchardists the Webb family have marked a milestone by celebrating 100 years in the fruit industry this month.

'Murders' part of UK abuse inquiry

'Murders' part of UK abuse inquiry

Police looking into accusations that powerful figures at the heart of the British establishment were involved in child sex abuse in the 1970s and 1980s say they are investigating allegations three young boys were murdered.

Siege victims' families to plan funerals

Siege victims' families to plan funerals

As flowers pile up in tribute to the Sydney siege victims, their families now face the heart-breaking task of organising funerals before Christmas.

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