One of the
men accused of murdering a Wellington journalist told his
cousin in the days after the incident that he had kicked a
man in the head, the cousin told police.
An international disaster response expert has today praised
the decisions taken by rescuers at the collapsed CTV
building, saying "the man on the ground is always right".
A Wellington man charged with the manslaughter of a Kapiti
Coast teenager has been remanded until next week, when he is
expected to make a plea to the charge.
The two tourists killed in yesterday's horror crash at
Pelorus in Marlborough had only just met and were sharing a
ride, police say.
A mother accused of immersing her 2-year-old son's hands in
boiling water then failing to seek medical treatment for at
least eight months will defend the charge.
Police say charges are unlikely for a man at the centre of
yesterday's mass search for a family feared taken hostage, as
no offences are believed to have taken place.
An attempted robbery at a bar last night went wrong when
patrons took to the offenders with pool cues.
A postmortem examination is under way on a body found in a
burnt-out car in a forest area between Taupo and Tokoroa.
New initiatives to cut New Zealand's horrific forestry sector
accident rate have been announced, with the new code of
practice setting out guidelines for complying with health and
Christchurch teachers are not concerned about the legality of
a planned strike in February, saying it is time to tell the
Government "enough is enough".
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