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Police arrest fifth man over death of Christchurch teen Connor Whitehead

Police have taken a fifth man into custody in relation to the death of Christchurch teen Connor Whitehead. A police spokesperson said the man was located on Tuesday afternoon at an Avonside property. He was then taken into custody by police at around 5.15 pm. The arrest comes just hours after Whitehead’s parents spoke to […]

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Weymouth toddler death: Investigation still in ‘early stages’, no arrests yet made

Police investigating the suspicious death of a two-year-old in Auckland are still working to determine how she died. Emergency services were called to the Weymouth property on Sunday evening after the toddler suffered critical injuries. She died of her injuries later that night. When questioned about whether there had been any arrests today, Detective Inspector […]

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Australian student’s death: Closure of border could cause issue for grieving family

Police continue to seek information over a young Australian student’s death on a quiet, rural Waikato road. And it also remains unclear whether Joseph Jenkins’ family can get across the Tasman due to current strict Covid-19 border rules and how his body will get home. A motorist found Joseph Jenkins dead on Owairaka Valley Rd, […]

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Europe floods: Death toll over 110 as rescues continue

By FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — In one flooded German town, the ground collapsed under family homes. In another, floodwaters swept through an assisted living center, killing 12. Rescue workers across Germany and Belgium rushed Friday to prevent more deaths from some of the Continent’s worst flooding in years as the number of dead surpassed […]


Death of chequebooks a blow to elderly as experts warn of consumer backlash

At 91, Ian Nelson, for the first time in his life, feels redundant. Thanks to banks ending cheques this month, one of the few things the retired church minister can still do to help around the house is being stripped from him. Nelson got his first chequebook at the age of 22, when he started […]

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Man stabbed to death in Jefferson County and a suspect is in custody.

A man was stabbed to death in Jefferson County early Thursday morning and another man was taken to a local hospital with multiple injuries. At about 1 a.m. deputies responded to the 4800 block of Flower Court on a disturbance, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The stabbing victim who died has been […]

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Police stumped by mystery death of toddler in Oranga Tamariki custody

Ten months ago Deajay Parkinson-Batt died in Palmerston North Hospital when life support was switched off after he was rushed to ICU in critical condition. But after an exhaustive investigation involving a team of highly trained detectives and pathology experts, police say they are stumped by the 2-year-old’s mysterious death and have no idea how […]

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US polo star’s spa pool death: Joseph McGirr buried Lauren Biddle’s clothes in act of ‘spiritual reconciliation’

A Christchurch engineer charged with supplying ecstasy to US polo player Lauren Biddle “freaked out” after her sudden death and buried her clothes to “commemorate her life”, a court heard today. And Joseph Douglas McGirr today claimed it was him – and not his good mate Guy Higginson – who tried to save the life […]

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Bao Chang Wang’s death: Guilty plea over being accessory after the fact of murder

One of four people charged in connection with the disappearance and death of a man whose body was found in a shallow grave covered in concrete near the Desert Rd has pleaded guilty to being accessory after the fact of murder. The remains of Bao Chang Wang, also known as Ricky, were only discovered after […]

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Labour Day Weekend road toll: Death toll on Kiwi roads surpasses 2019

Two people have died on New Zealand roads since the Labour weekend started, surpassing last year’s toll for the entire holiday period. One person died on following a crash near Gisborne overnight in an incident that took place on Whatatutu Rd, Te Karaka around 2am. And a motorcyclist died following a serious crash took place […]