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    Authorities fear NZ professor helped his mother and friend kill themselves, and others as well

    Authorities fear NZ professor helped his mother and friend kill themselves, and others as well


    New Zealander Sean Davison helped his cancer-ravaged mother end her life, he was charged this week with doing the same for a disabled friend – and now South African authorities suspect he has assisted with more...

    New Zealander Sean Davison helped his cancer-ravaged mother end her life, he was charged this week with doing the same for a disabled friend – and now South African authorities suspect he has assisted with more deaths.
    Man allegedly assaults multiple people in space of two hours

    Man allegedly assaults multiple people in space of two hours


    A man has been arrested after allegedly carrying out several assaults in the space of a couple of hours in...

    A man has been arrested after allegedly carrying out several assaults in the space of a couple of hours in Invercargill.
    Stand-off in Huntly ends

    Stand-off in Huntly ends


    The man who barricaded himself into a house in Huntly overnight has come out of the house...

    The man who barricaded himself into a house in Huntly overnight has come out of the house unharmed.
    Man dead after stabbing at home in Pāpāmoa, Bay of Plenty

    Man dead after stabbing at home in Pāpāmoa, Bay of Plenty


    A man is dead and another man has been arrested after a stabbing at a Pāpāmoa, Bay of Plenty, address on Saturday...

    A man is dead and another man has been arrested after a stabbing at a Pāpāmoa, Bay of Plenty, address on Saturday morning.
    Prison guard Amanda Hamilton planned to smuggle items to jailed drug dealers

    Prison guard Amanda Hamilton planned to smuggle items to jailed drug dealers


    A prison guard who planned to sneak tobacco and cellphones to jailed drug dealers in exchange for deposits to her TAB and bank accounts has avoided...

    A prison guard who planned to sneak tobacco and cellphones to jailed drug dealers in exchange for deposits to her TAB and bank accounts has avoided conviction.
    Roads cordoned after assault in Christchurch

    Roads cordoned after assault in Christchurch


    A 41-year-old man is in hospital after a serious assault just after midnight near Hornby Mall in...

    A 41-year-old man is in hospital after a serious assault just after midnight near Hornby Mall in Christchurch.
    14-year-old girl's death was 'avoidable tragedy', coroner says

    14-year-old girl's death was 'avoidable tragedy', coroner says


    A teenage girl who died after crashing a stolen car was in the care of Ōranga Tamariki, the Coroner's court was...

    A teenage girl who died after crashing a stolen car was in the care of Ōranga Tamariki, the Coroner's court was told. 
    Custody remand on abduction charge

    Custody remand on abduction charge


    A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he allegedly attack a woman in an early morning incident in...

    A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he allegedly attack a woman in an early morning incident in Christchurch
    Thieves have targeted the Cancer Society in Palmerston North

    Thieves have targeted the Cancer Society in Palmerston North


    Thieves have targeted the Cancer Society Central District offices leaving them without hot water and out of...

    Thieves have targeted the Cancer Society Central District offices leaving them without hot water and out of pocket.
    Hung jury in trial of alleged West Coast child sex offender

    Hung jury in trial of alleged West Coast child sex offender


    A Greymouth District Court jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the case of a man alleged to have sexually offended against a...

    A Greymouth District Court jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the case of a man alleged to have sexually offended against a child. 
    The Big Scam: 'I'm always scared'

    The Big Scam: 'I'm always scared'


    In parts one and two of The Big Scam, a Stuff investigation, we showed how a Punjabi businessman appears to be running a major immigration fraud scheme. In part three, Dileepa Fonseka and Steve Kilgallon show how others are trying the same...

    In parts one and two of The Big Scam, a Stuff investigation, we showed how a Punjabi businessman appears to be running a major immigration fraud scheme. In part three, Dileepa Fonseka and Steve Kilgallon show how others are trying the same tricks. Visuals by David White and Dominico Zapata. Additional reporting by Tony Wall.