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Four dead in Ashburton house

Four dead in Ashburton house

Four people have died at a house in Ashburton this afternoon, police have confirmed.

'Right call' made over medical marijuana

'Right call' made over medical marijuana

Approving the use of medicinal marijuana for a teenager who was locked in an induced coma was the right thing to do, the minister who approved it says, after the teen died last night.

Man found dead at Panmure house named

Police have named a 19-year-old man found dead at an Auckland property. He was Shane Paul Hawe-Wilson, of  Wanganui.

Former NZ netball player's son drowns

Former NZ netball player's son drowns

The toddler son of a former Central Pulse netball player who drowned after falling into a pond has been described as a "cheeky and adventurous".

Dying in Auckland more expensive too

Dying in Auckland more expensive too

The cost of dying has gone up in Auckland, with increased fees for burial and ash plots and interments at council owned cemeteries.

SFO rules out crime at council

A year-long Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the Far North District Council found some councillors and staff failed to follow rules governing the approval of projects and use of ratepayers' money, but insufficient evidence to lay criminal charges against anyone.

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