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Blessie 'run down, raped, killed'

Blessie 'run down, raped, killed'

Blessie Gotingco was run down, abducted, raped then stabbed to death, the Crown says.

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

A court has heard how a woman had six of her bottom teeth removed with pliers, and her wisdom teeth removed with a screwdriver, as the trial of Philip Lyle Hansen continues.

Armed standoff ends in Auckland

Armed standoff ends in Auckland

The armed stand-off in Manurewa is over, with the alleged offender leaving in an ambulance, escorted by several police cars.

Nepal turns down NZ rescue aid

Nepal turns down NZ rescue aid

Foreign Minister Murray McCully should go back to Nepalese authorities to offer any possible assistance after they turned down search and rescue assistance, Labour's acting leader Annette King says.

Police investigate toddler's death

Police investigate toddler's death

Police have launched a full inquiry into the death of a 15-month-old Cobden boy after he was taken to Grey Base Hospital not breathing and suffering cardiac arrest last Tuesday.

Family of four escape house fire

Family of four escape house fire

Four people, including a young child, escaped without injury after a house fire in South Waikato early today.

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