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Murder accused asked workmates about poison

Murder accused asked workmates about poison

Murder accused Helen Milner asked a co-worker months before she allegedly fatally poisoned her husband whether rat poison could kill a person, a court heard today.

Award for brave gran who foiled sword attacker

Award for brave gran who foiled sword attacker

When 81-year-old Lois Kennedy woke to desperate cries for help from her neighbour, she leapt out of bed and ran.

Southland house for sale for $1

Southland house for sale for $1

Watch and weep would-be Auckland house buyers.

'Spectator from hell' sentenced for assault

'Spectator from hell' sentenced for assault

A police officer described by a judge as a "spectator from hell'' for grabbing the throat of a football referee spent part of yesterday afternoon playing golf after being discharged without conviction.

Cop's victims urged to come forward

Possible further victims of a crooked Christchurch cop are being urged to come forward after the former senior officer admitted sex and corruption charges today.

Cop guilty of 'disgraceful behaviour'

Cop guilty of 'disgraceful behaviour'

A Christchurch police officer told a suspected drink driver that any charges would go away if she performed oral sex on him, a court heard today.

Parole hearing for Ewen Macdonald

Parole hearing for Ewen Macdonald

Convicted livestock killer Ewen Macdonald has a second chance at securing his liberty next week.

Stolen car had baby in back

Stolen car had baby in back

A hitchhiker accused of stealing a car with a baby in the back pulled over and left the child on the side of the road, Southland police say.

Privately-funded search for Nina launched

Privately-funded search for Nina launched

A new privately-funded search for the missing yacht Nina is taking off this morning.

Armistice Day unites generations

Armistice Day unites generations

Old soldiers stood shoulder to shoulder with serving troops this morning to commemorate Armistice Day on the 95th anniversary of the end of World War I.