The man who has admitted murdering Christchurch community
support worker Amy Farrall, then attacking two female
hitch-hikers on the West Coast was on parole at the time of
his crime spree and had been out of prison only six months.
Invercargill police used illegal and unjustified excessive
force by letting a police dog bite and drag a suspected
burglar for almost a minute, an Independent Police Conduct
Authority probe has concluded.
A "young, talented, intelligent" University of Otago graduate
who moved from New Zealand to Britain to pursue her promising
chemistry career committed suicide after suffering severe
loneliness and homesickness, an inquest has heard.