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Wally Haumaha phones witness to alleged bullying

Police officer alerts management after Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha calls him in advance of Herald story about bullying allegations. Jared Savage and Phil Kitchin report. Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha ed a key witness to an alleged bullying incident after the Herald asked questions about accusations by three women working on a joint justice project. The witness is a senior police […]

Killing of tourist in central Auckland: Breakthrough in 20-year cold case

Police have a new suspect in a 20-year-old cold case in which a Japanese tourist‘s decomposing body was found in the service closet of a central Auckland building. Following last night‘s Cold Case show on TVNZ, police revealed today that they have a new suspect for the murder of Japanese woman Kayo Matsuzawa and banking records show the suspect was […]

Other people are having way, way less sex than you imagine

By Bobby Duffy for Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. As part of Ipsos‘ long-running , to be released in a new book, , we asked people in Britain and the US to guess how […]

Rental nightmare: ‘It was unfit for a dog for $320 a week‘

The tough rental market in Whanganui has brought one family to its knees in their search for a place to call home. According to Government statistics, the median rent for a three-bedroom house in Whanganui is now $295 per week. Rent Centre director Les Gould said that was a far cry from a year ago when, for example, a three-bedroom […]

Kiwi man locked up in ‘urine and flea infested‘ Bali jail

Kiwi man locked up in ‘urine and flea infested‘ Bali jail

A New Zealand man has been locked up in a “urine and flea infested” Bali jail after reportedly being arrested for attempted murder outside a popular nightclub. Matty Isiah, a security guard, was leaving the Engine Room nightclub early on Sunday morning and struck a scooter driver while attempting to flag down a taxi, according to an Australian media report. […]

Fresh threat of thunderstorms, gales, possible tornadoes

A storm that brought heavy rain and gusty winds to Auckland and Northland has moved further east – but more is on the way this afternoon. MetService meteorologist Michael Martens said the front had moved over eastern Bay of Plenty this morning. Heavy rain watches were in place for the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Te Puia Springs […]