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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.

Landslide victims tried to turn back

Landslide victims tried to turn back

A young Canadian couple killed when their campervan was swept off the road by a landslide during a wild West Coast storm last year had tried to turn back, but had their way blocked by another rockfall.

Manning had taken cocktail of drugs

Manning had taken cocktail of drugs

Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning had consumed a variety of drugs in the days and hours before she was brutally murdered, a jury has been told today.

Woman denies murdering husband

Woman denies murdering husband

Upset and angry at her husband's mental health issues, Lucille Scollay took a large kitchen knife and plunged it through his heart as he lay sleeping, a court heard today.

Mob members 'barked during attack'

Mob members 'barked during attack'

The Mongrel Mob prospect accused of murdering Christchurch sex worker Ngatai 'Mellory' Manning in 2008 stood in court today to claim that police pressured him into making false confessions.

Key attacks Cunliffe over child benefit plan

Prime Minister John Key has launched a scathing attack on Labour leader David Cunliffe's credibility, calling him "tricky" and questioning whether he's been telling the public the truth.

Family mourns as fourth son killed

Family mourns as fourth son killed

A West Coast family have been left devastated after losing the last of four sons at the weekend, with all of the young men being killed in tragic circumstances.

Red flags missed before shooting

Red flags missed before shooting

Authorities missed many red flags before Bradley and Ellen Livingstone were killed by their father in their Dunedin home.

Grieving school plans tribute

Grieving school plans tribute

The tiny Dunedin school slain siblings Bradley and Ellen Livingstone attended is working with their devastated mother to plan a lasting memorial to their short lives.

Livingstone 'planned to burn house down'

Livingstone 'planned to burn house down'

Ed Livingstone's former wife felt "constantly harassed" and feared for the safety of her family in the months before he killed their two children and took his own life, according to court documents.