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Homicides could be missed under pathology restructure - expert

The Ministry of Justice wants complex cases managed by less-qualified local pathologists.

Police say they have a new suspect in the cold case of a Japanese student killed 20 years ago.

New suspect in cold case of Japanese student

Kayo Matsuzawa's body was found in a Queen St utility closet in 1998.

Tim McKinnel, a private investigator, says the evidence needs to be looked at again.

No forensic evidence 'red flag' in Gail Maney case - investigator

Gail Maney was convicted of the 1989 murder of west Aucklander Deane Fuller-Sandys.

As of December 2017, 242 inmates with active deportation alerts were serving time in New Zealand prisons.

Taxpayers could save millions with prisoner deportation change

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says it's an obvious solution.

Margaret Dodd says she's giving up searching for her daughter Hayley's body.

Mother of missing girl heartbroken after psychic's scam

Margaret Dodd won't search for Hayley again, because she can't cope with the pain.

Borce Ristevski has denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance or death.

Melbourne man to stand trial for murder of Kiwi wife

He has denied any involvement in her disappearance or death.

Western Springs victim died over botched drug deal.

Western Springs victim died over botched drug deal, court hears

The defendant has pleaded insanity.

Cory Jefferies has been found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children, Kim Richmond.

Family says Kim Richmond's kids have lost both parents

Cory Jefferies was found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children.

Malcolm Rewa is currently in preventative detention for the rape of 25 women, including Susan Burdett.

Docudrama could prejudice Rewa trial - lawyer

It portrays Teina Pora as innocent and could influence the jury.


Police investigating homicide in Greymouth

He was found Monday morning with critical injuries.

Defence has opted not to call witnesses or give evidence in the trial of Kim Richmond's death.

Kim Richmond trial: Defence calls no witnesses, gives no evidence

Cory Jefferies' lawyer says they have "nothing to prove".

Kim Richmond's body was found in a ute pulled from Lake Arapuni in southern Waikato last year.

Lawyers give final arguments in Kim Richmond murder trial

Her partner Cory Jefferies is charged with her murder.

Mitchell Paterson was found dead under the McLaren Falls Bridge on July 13.

Three more face manslaughter charges over Mitchell Paterson homicide

Two men have already been charged in relation to his death.


Police footage shows Cory Jefferies crying about impact of mum's death on kids

He is currently on trial over the alleged murder of his partner, Kim Richmond.


Court hears of last few hours of Kim Richmond's life

A witness says Richmond and partner Cory Jefferies - accused of her murder - acted normal.

Demetrius Pairama's body was found at a vacant south Auckland house.

South Auckland girl killed while in Oranga Tamariki care

Two people have been charged with her murder.

Kim Richmond (left) and her partner Cory Jefferies, who is accused of murdering her, in court.

Court hears of arguments, affairs before death of Kim Richmond

"I just want to f**king kill the bitch."

Sione Penisini was jailed for murdering police officer Glenn McEnallay in 2002.

Prison guard resigns over sex with cop killer

The family of the late Officer Glenn McEnallay have been left furious.


Lake Arapuni murder trial to continue on Tuesday

Cory Jefferies has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Kim Richmond.

Tinirau St in Whanganui.

Manslaughter charge over Whanganui death

Daniel Gooch, 56, was found lying on the road unconscious, and died a few weeks later.