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Flat Bush crash: Deja vu for locals
New Zealand

Flat Bush crash: Deja vu for locals

The car flew off the road, smashed through a fence and ploughed into a house in Flat Bush, killing the passenger, in a scene that is disturbingly common.

'Open doors': Candidate burgled
New Zealand

'Open doors': Candidate burgled

Thieves ransacked an Auckland Council candidate's Mt Eden home as he and his family slept, before taking a trailer off his car, and driving off in it.

Fijians paid $25 for three weeks' work
Business

Fijians paid $25 for three weeks' work

As Faroz Ali human trafficking trial continues, court hears how workers were paid as little as $5 a week and had to sleep in a garage in Tauranga.

Fijians lured to NZ in trafficking scam
New Zealand

Fijians lured to NZ in trafficking scam

Fifteen Fijian workers were lured to New Zealand in a people trafficking scam and forced to sleep on the floor of overcrowded basements and work six days a week, a court has heard.

Dodgy doctors continue to practise
New Zealand

Dodgy doctors continue to practise

A loophole has left Medical Council powerless to immediately suspend a doctor, even if doctor is under investigation for sexual misconduct or convicted.

'I just paid to be violated'
New Zealand

'I just paid to be violated'

More than 90 health-care professionals have been found guilty of sexual misconduct over past 10 years - with many returning to work after violating oaths.

$1.5m plea to prevent baby deaths
New Zealand

$1.5m plea to prevent baby deaths

New Zealand's leading cot death expert will urge Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to fund safe sleep bassinets in a private meeting today.