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21 September 2017 7:12 PM NZ parliament protester dies in hospital

The man who set himself alight on the grounds of New Zealand parliament has died in hospital. The man suffered critical burns after setting himself on fire in what appeared to be a protest on Thursday afternoon. No further details were available and they were continuing to investigate. On Thursday, Senior Sergeant Glen Turner declined to comment on what the man's 1

21 September 2017 6:34 PM Man who set himself on fire outside parliament dies

The man who set himself alight on parliament grounds has died in hospital. The man suffered critical burns after setting himself on fire in what appeared to be a protest on Thursday afternoon.Police confirmed he died in Wellington Hospital overnight. No further details were available and they were continuing to investigate. On Thursday, Senior Sergeant 3

21 September 2017 3:33 AM Beneficiary to sue MSD over fake names

A Social Security Appeal Authority decision yesterday revealed the Ministry of Social Development has been using pseudonyms during clients' benefit reviews, a practice the authority labelled "repugnant to the most fundamental concept of justice". The ministry argued it only used fake names for clients it considered a risk, and it was necessary to protect

19 September 2017 9:42 PM Pair in court over 1987 Waikato murder

Two men have appeared in the High Court charged with the 1987 murder of Maramarua publican Chris Bush. Two men charged with the murder and robbery of Maramarua publican Chris Bush 30 years ago have appeared in the High Court. The 57-and-58 year-olds are due to face trial in August next year and have already pleaded not guilty to the charges

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kiwi found guilty of killing wife in Canada

The jury took several days to return the verdict, finding Beckett guilty of first degree murder. Sentencing took place immediately, Beckett receiving 25 years' imprisonment with no possibility of parole. The 60-year-old stood trial at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Kelowna charged with the murder of his second wife, Canadian school teacher Laura 5

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kelowna, B.C., jury finds Peter Beckett guilty of first-degree murder

Beckett was found guilty of drowning his wife in Upper Arrow Lake in August 2010 A jury in Kelowna, B.C. has found Peter Beckett guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife. Beckett, a former New Zealand city councillor, was accused of drowning Laura Letts Beckett while they were boating in Upper Arrow Lake near Revelstoke in August 2010. The couple 5

14 September 2017 6:40 AM On standards in public life, and Jian Yang

My honeymoon was paid for by a week or so helping an arm of the expansionist and repressive Chinese government (the IMF was paying, and it involved helping run a course in some obscure provincial city on liquidity management and the implementation of monetary policy). In more recent times, I've also done a couple of lectures on New Zealand economic management 1

12 September 2017 10:49 PM Rollie Heke denies attempted murder of police officers

A man facing three charges of attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police officers in Morrinsville has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Rollie James Heke, 37, appeared via audio visual link in the High Court at Rotorua this morning. Heke was arrested on August 25 at a home in the Kaingaroa Forest township, near Rotorua, ending a 12-day police 23

12 September 2017 10:49 PM Rollie Heke pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Alleged Morrinsville shooter Rollie Heke has pleaded not guilty to all his charges - including three counts of attempted murder. The 37-year-old was arrested in the Kaingaroa Forest township last month following a two-week long manhunt. It's alleged he'd shot at officers with a semi-automatic rifle. He was taken into custody without incident after armed 5

12 September 2017 1:08 AM Arrests in Kinloch homicide

Police have today arrested four people in relation to the homicide of Scott John Henry at his home on Whangamata Road, Kinloch, near Taupo, on July 20th. Four people have been arrested in relation to the murder, three men in Taupo, and a woman in Auckland. Two 25-year-old men and one 22-year old-man have been charged with murder and aggravated robbery 4