A hoaxer who had radio presenters in tears after concocting a story about losing his best friend in the Christchurch earthquake has received death threats.
Jobless Hayden Simonsen, 17, phoned The Edge radio station with a story about his attempts to rescue "Sarah".
But his sister contacted the station to say that the whole thing was made up.
Another sister, who asked not to be named, said: "He doesn't feel bad about what he's done, he never has and he never will. All he's worried about is getting beaten up."