Hana Garrett-Walker

Infant death cause not determined

The sleeping arrangements of a six-week-old infant were dangerous, but a coroner has been unable to pinpoint exactly what caused her death.

No apology over surgery botch-up

At least one woman who was wrongly operated on after a botch-up in reporting pathology results has not received an apology, and others were told of the mistake over the phone "quite some time" later, a panel of experts looking into the mix-ups has found.

Woman filmed in shower awarded damages

A woman who was filmed showering by her partner's friend can be awarded damages, a judge has ruled in a New Zealand legal first.

Dunedin nurse suspended after relationship with patient

Dunedin nurse suspended after relationship with patient

A Dunedin nurse has been ordered to pay $10,000 and has had his licence suspended for three years after he entered into a sexual relationship with one of his "vulnerable'' patients.

More sex abuse allegations against teacher

More children have come forward with complaints against a teacher who this week admitted 49 charges of sexually abusing pupils of a school in the Far North, the school's commissioner says.

Wanganui makes legal bid to keep 'Beast' away

Wanganui makes legal bid to keep 'Beast' away

The Wanganui District Council has taken its first legal step in its bid to keep serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson out of its region when he is paroled next week.

Accountants given jail terms for tax fraud

Accountants given jail terms for tax fraud

Two Wellington accountants will spend up to eight years in prison after being sentenced for a tax scheme which saw them personally gain up to $2.3 million over five years.

Powershop pulls plug on 'sickening' zombie ad

A Powershop advertisement which showed a zombie being impaled in the head by a screwdriver was amended after complaints about its "sickening" nature.

Grieving parents call for mall boycott

Grieving parents call for mall boycott

The parents of the New Zealand triplets killed in a Doha mall fire in May have said they won't stand for the owners of the complex celebrating the reopening of the centre this week, calling it "the equivalent of sweeping a crime under the rug".

Company fined after worker's fall

A carpentry company has been fined $5000 for failing to report that one of its workers fell almost three metres from a roof, leaving him permanently paralysed.