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Police appeal for sightings of fatal crash that killed cyclist

Police appeal for sightings of fatal crash that killed cyclist

Police want to hear from anyone who saw a fatal crash in Christchurch which killed a cyclist. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Nineteen-year-old Fyfa Dawson died after the crash involving a concrete truck at a roadworks site on Springs Road near Halswell on 30 October. Police are particularly interested in dash cam footage around the time of the crash, about […]

by × November 20, 2019 ×
Abuse inquiry: Survivor rejects Church leader‘s ‘minimising‘ of Michael Shirres attack

Abuse inquiry: Survivor rejects Church leader‘s ‘minimising‘ of Michael Shirres attack

A Catholic leader newly appointed to the church‘s liaison group to the royal commission is accused of telling a survivor the priest who abused her had been “healing his sexuality”. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen Anne Hill of Northland was preyed on from the age of five by Michael Shirres, a Pākehā priest who lectured in Māori theology at the […]

by × November 20, 2019 ×
Nine sunscreen brands fail protection tests – Consumer NZ

Nine sunscreen brands fail protection tests – Consumer NZ

The Cancer Society is being asked to recall all batches of one of its sunblocks because it doesn‘t give people the protection claimed on the label. Consumer NZ wants the government to regulate sunscreen. Photo: Skincancer.org The Everyday Sun Lotion SPF50+ is one of nine different brands which fell short in the latest round of testing by Consumer NZ, which […]

by × November 20, 2019 ×
Disability commissioner critical of Parliament‘s new playground

Disability commissioner critical of Parliament‘s new playground

A new playground which opened on the front lawn of Parliament yesterday is a missed opportunity because it does not cater to all children, disability advocates say. Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. Photo: Supplied. The playground was built as part of an effort to make Parliament more family-friendly, welcoming, and accessible. Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero said it illustrated a […]

by × November 20, 2019 ×
Teen woke up while being assaulted by accused, court told

Teen woke up while being assaulted by accused, court told

The former Dunedin doctor accused of murdering Amber-Rose Rush threatened another teenager after indecently assaulting her, the High Court has heard. Venod Skantha Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown Venod Skantha denies killing the 16-year-old in February last year. The Crown case is that it was to stop Miss Rush coming forward with claims of indecent assault, supplying minors with alcohol […]

by × November 20, 2019 ×