Kurt Bayer

Killer was on parole

Killer was on parole

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.

Police dog attack 'unjustified and excessive'

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.

Homesick scientist's tragic death

Homesick scientist's tragic death

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.

Drunk passenger claimed to have AK-47

Drunk passenger claimed to have AK-47

A drunken passenger on a flight to New Zealand caused a mid-air terror alert yesterday by lighting up a cigarette in his seat then claiming he was carrying an AK-47 machinegun.

Terminally ill mum in race against time

Terminally ill mum in race against time

Kelleigh Burkett knows her time with her three gorgeous girls and husband Craig is running out, and she's trying to cram in a lifetime of memories.

Teenager drowned trying to swim to friends

A teenager drowned swimming across an artificial lake after seeing his mates having fun on the other side.

Guilty verdict in Manning murder trial

Guilty verdict in Manning murder trial

The Mongrel Mob prospect accused of murdering Christchurch woman Ngatai 'Mellory' Manning has been found guilty by a jury at the High Court in Christchurch.

Snow hampers search for missing tourist

The search for a German tourist missing in Nelson Lakes National Park for six days is today being hampered by snow and freezing conditions.

Fugitive caught after 10 days on run

Fugitive caught after 10 days on run

An Ashburton fugitive caught after 10 days on the run appeared in court today on family violence charges.

Ex-SAS soldier admits fraud

Ex-SAS soldier admits fraud

A former SAS soldier has been kicked out of the Defence Force today and jailed for four months after conning Army bosses into paying for a weekend away with his partner.