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    Number of repatriated bodies on the rise in NZ

    Number of repatriated bodies on the rise in NZ


    More than five hundred and sixty bodies belonging to Kiwi citizens were repatriated last year â€“ the highest it had been in five...

    More than five hundred and sixty bodies belonging to Kiwi citizens were repatriated last year â€“ the highest it had been in five years.
    In Margaret River, police investigation turns from who did this, to why

    In Margaret River, police investigation turns from who did this, to why


    When Peter and Cynda Miles lived on a quaint quarter-acre block in central Margaret River, Western Australia, more than five years ago, life was...

    When Peter and Cynda Miles lived on a quaint quarter-acre block in central Margaret River, Western Australia, more than five years ago, life was comfortable.
    Passenger tries to rip plane door open after missing his flight

    Passenger tries to rip plane door open after missing his flight


    A passenger has ran across the tarmac at Melbourne Airport in Australia and tried to force open the door of a Jetstar plane after he missed his flight on Thursday...

    A passenger has ran across the tarmac at Melbourne Airport in Australia and tried to force open the door of a Jetstar plane after he missed his flight on Thursday morning.
    My family was ripped apart by violence - and the killer was not a 'good bloke'

    My family was ripped apart by violence - and the killer was not a 'good bloke'


    OPINION: Australia's Margaret River tragedy was a bone-chilling and blatantly violent attack, allegedly by a grandfather who killed his wife, his daughter, and his daughter's four children before killing...

    OPINION: Australia's Margaret River tragedy was a bone-chilling and blatantly violent attack, allegedly by a grandfather who killed his wife, his daughter, and his daughter's four children before killing himself.
    Former Australian ambassador to the UK interviewed by FBI in Trump-Russia probe - NY Times

    Former Australian ambassador to the UK interviewed by FBI in Trump-Russia probe - NY Times


     Former Australian ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer sat down for an interview with two FBI agents in London in 2016 to discuss potential Russian meddling in the US presidential election, a New York Times report...

     Former Australian ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer sat down for an interview with two FBI agents in London in 2016 to discuss potential Russian meddling in the US presidential election, a New York Times report alleges.
    Western Australian premier, police defend gun laws in wake of Margaret River tragedy

    Western Australian premier, police defend gun laws in wake of Margaret River tragedy


    Australia remains an example to the world on the necessity of careful and strict gun control, despite the firearm-related deaths of seven people near Margaret River, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan...

    Australia remains an example to the world on the necessity of careful and strict gun control, despite the firearm-related deaths of seven people near Margaret River, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan says.
    Aaron Cockman, father of Australia's Margaret River shooting victims, speaks

    Aaron Cockman, father of Australia's Margaret River shooting victims, speaks


    The grief-stricken father of four children shot dead in their beds on a West Australian farm says their grandfather, who pulled the trigger "did not snap", but had been "thinking this through for a long...

    The grief-stricken father of four children shot dead in their beds on a West Australian farm says their grandfather, who pulled the trigger "did not snap", but had been "thinking this through for a long time".
    Two-minute triple zero call the key to Margaret River deaths

    Two-minute triple zero call the key to Margaret River deaths


    Answers to Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur are most likely contained in a two-minute triple zero phone call made by a man from the property where the murder-suicide took...

    Answers to Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur are most likely contained in a two-minute triple zero phone call made by a man from the property where the murder-suicide took place.
    Family dogs responsible for most attacks, new research shows

    Family dogs responsible for most attacks, new research shows


    A single bite from his family's nine-year-old pet dog - so gentle it barely woofed at a stranger -  nearly killed three-year-old Australian boy Charlie Stirton last year when he climbed on the sleeping animal's back to ride it "like a...

    A single bite from his family's nine-year-old pet dog - so gentle it barely woofed at a stranger -  nearly killed three-year-old Australian boy Charlie Stirton last year when he climbed on the sleeping animal's back to ride it "like a horse".
    Margaret River murders: family and community express shock and grief

    Margaret River murders: family and community express shock and grief


    Family members, and members of the Western Australian community of Margaret River, have described their shock and grief at the mass murder of a well known and loved family at a rural property in Osmington, a 20-minute drive from...

    Family members, and members of the Western Australian community of Margaret River, have described their shock and grief at the mass murder of a well known and loved family at a rural property in Osmington, a 20-minute drive from town.
    Margaret River tragedy: Guns found at property belonged to grandfather

    Margaret River tragedy: Guns found at property belonged to grandfather


    Answers to Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur in 1996 are most likely contained in a two-minute emergency phone call made by a man from the property where the murder-suicide took...

    Answers to Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur in 1996 are most likely contained in a two-minute emergency phone call made by a man from the property where the murder-suicide took place.
    Jacinda Ardern said no to a portrait, but artist still wins with back-up plan

    Jacinda Ardern said no to a portrait, but artist still wins with back-up plan


    When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declined Yvette Coppersmith's request to paint her for the Archibald Prize, Coppersmith thought she could interrogate the issues of women's representation through her own...

    When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declined Yvette Coppersmith's request to paint her for the Archibald Prize, Coppersmith thought she could interrogate the issues of women's representation through her own image.
    Cocaine, girls, million-dollar fraud: What an Australian bank lender did next

    Cocaine, girls, million-dollar fraud: What an Australian bank lender did next


     A loans officer in Australia who perpetrated a A$3.5 (NZ$3.79) million fraud on the bank and spent up big on cocaine, "lots of girls" and fine dining, was never reported to police, allowing him to continue working in the financial services...

     A loans officer in Australia who perpetrated a A$3.5 (NZ$3.79) million fraud on the bank and spent up big on cocaine, "lots of girls" and fine dining, was never reported to police, allowing him to continue working in the financial services sector.