Open Justice multimedia journalist, Palmerston North
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Fatigued doctor overlooked lung cancer mass on x-ray
Three years after receiving an x-ray the patient found out she had terminal lung cancer.
Lawyer misled court during divorce dispute to keep house from ex-husband
Attempting to stop her ex from getting her house has landed a lawyer in hot water.
Greyhound tests positive for meth, trainer banned for three years
The trainer admitted using meth regularly and was likely aware of the contamination risk.
'Did she call out for her mum?' Truck driver's moment of carelessness ends in tragedy for woman's family
Victoria Vivian was known as the granny driver in her family before she died.
Employee takes defence force to court over 'witch hunt' suspension
The employee says the NZ Defence Force should not have been allowed to suspend him.
'Silver lining' in severe prison beating for tax fraudster - Judge
Blair Pitcaithly was beaten so badly he lost three years of memory.
'She wanted to live, she asked for help': Father of uni student who died of suspected suicide slams hospital care
Owen Hume told a court that his daughter had been failed at every step.
To catch a predator: Victim confronts and traps teacher who abused him
With one phone call a sex abuse victim trapped his former teacher in a sting operation.
Family property feud: Woman wins right to evict sister from dead parents' home
Two siblings have taken their feud over their late father's estate to court.
Damaged ute sold-on for $45k instead of written off
A ute that had been in a serious crash was badly repaired and sold to another customer.
Baby born in ambulance suffered brain damage after oxygen given the wrong way
An overworked, lone paramedic failed to identify how serious the baby's condition was.
Housing New Zealand tenant racks-up $40k unpaid rent bill
A housing expert says the man's situation should never have been allowed to get so bad.
'You're f***ing joking': Family outraged at sentence for killer drink driver
Family of a woman killed by her drink driving friend not happy with the sentence.
'Horrified': Woman only learnt belly button was gone when bandages were removed a week after surgery
'I was never advised or warned pre-surgery that I could end up without a navel.'