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Guilty plea to murder after insanity dupe fails

Guilty plea to murder after insanity dupe fails

A man who stabbed his wife and daughter to death in their West Auckland home spent the next seven months trying to dupe health professionals into thinking he was insane.

Emergency departments brace for boozers

Emergency departments brace for boozers

Hospital emergency staff across the country are bracing for an influx of drunk patients as revellers over-indulge during the festive season.

Auckland cop attacked on the job again

Auckland cop attacked on the job again

A senior Auckland policeman is recovering from facial injuries after an alleged attack by a man he pulled over at the weekend -- and it is not the first time he has been assaulted on the job.

Carters expecting second baby

Carters expecting second baby

All Black star Dan Carter, 32, and his wife Honor, a former Black Sticks player, are expecting another baby -- their second -- but the A-list couple are determined to keep the pregnancy news on the down low.

'Busy night' for South Island fire crews

'Busy night' for South Island fire crews

Fire crews around the South Island were kept busy with three large and a number of small fires overnight.

Court date for Hutt Valley murder-accused

Three people will appear in court today charged with the murder of Hutt Valley man Matthew Stevens.

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