A support carer mistakenly overpaid almost $70,000 by health
ministry bosses spent the cash before fleeing to his Russian
homeland, with a sandy stopover in Rarotonga on the way.
A "warning shot" was fired before a man was shot in the chest
during an altercation in Christchurch's Hagley Park early
yesterday morning, a court heard today.
The 2-year-old girl who drowned in Lake Wakatipu will be
given a community farewell on Saturday.
Two police pursuits, one which resulted in the death of a
20-year-old fleeing driver, and another where four teenage
girls were seriously injured, have been cleared as textbook
responses by the police watchdog.
A Dunedin lawyer struck off over accusations of stealing
nearly $3 million from clients has had 33 criminal charges
laid against him.
A Dunedin schoolboy who suffered a serious head injury during
a first XV rugby match is due to be brought out of his
induced coma today.
A "hardcore" farmer waited two hours for help after breaking
his neck in a 4m fall - then mounted his quadbike and rode
The man accused of burning a 5-year-old child's face with a
fan heater has again been remanded in custody.
The Defence Force shoulders a high level of blame for the
death of Private Michael Ross, who drowned when he fell out
of a boat during a training exercise last year, a judge has
A man who gave drugs to Christchurch schoolgirls in exchange
for sexual favours has pleaded guilty today.
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