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Killer who bashed Auckland baby to death lied to grieving partner, claimed child had ‘flu’ symptoms

An Auckland mother whose partner bashed their baby to death says she cannot forgive herself but hopes her baby gazes down on her from heaven with pride one day. The child’s mother addressed the High Court in Auckland today, through a detective who read her victim impact statement aloud. The baby was killed last year […]

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Baby dies in Wellington emergency housing

A baby has died at an emergency housing provider in central Wellington. Wellington City Mission staff were called to an address on Manners St this morning by a mother who discovered her child wasn’t breathing. Staff immediately called emergency services, but they were unable to resuscitate the child. Police have confirmed they were called to […]

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Baby sharks being born earlier and weaker as oceans warm

Baby sharks will struggle to survive in warmer oceans, scientists have warned. Researchers studied the development of baby epaulette sharks, a species found only on the Great Barrier Reef that reproduces by laying eggs. The study from scientists at Australian James Cook University, published in Scientific Reports, examined shark eggs in water as warm as […]

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Fatal dog attack: Newborn baby bitten at Hamilton house has died

Police have confirmed a newborn baby bitten by a dog at a Hamilton house has died. The baby, which was attacked on Sunday night, died overnight. “Sadly, yes – the baby passed away overnight,” police confirmed today. “The matter will be referred to the coroner.” The child was initially taken to Waikato Hospital in a […]

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Pair rescue a mother and baby trapped in an ablaze house – only to have car stolen at A&E

As Jess Nock and Conner Dickson ran towards a burning home they saw a woman banging on the window for help, saying she and her baby were trapped inside. Not worried about their own safety, the couple managed to rescue the pair but Dickson sliced his thumb as he helped the trapped woman escape and […]

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Philippines faces baby boom after lockdown hits family planning

Confined to their homes by lockdown, women have also found it difficult to access family planning services. Manila, Philippines – Before beginning her daily three-kilometre walk to the government health clinic where she works as a midwife, Stella Marie Alipoon packs a bottle of water for herself and birth control pills, condoms and injectables for […]