The man accused of murdering and sexually violating a woman with Down Syndrome on her morning walk in clear daylight appeared in court today, entering no plea and keeping his name secret.
Twenty-seven-year-old Lena Zhang Harrap went missing on her Wednesday morning walk in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert, and her body was found among trees that afternoon.
Early this morning a 31-year-old was arrested and charged with her murder.
Her family today released a statement saying they are eternally grateful for the outpouring of support.
Jordan Bond reports.
One of New Zealand's most scenic spots is also one of the most remote, and vulnerable if it gets cut off.
Piopiotahi Milford Sound is preparing for how it would cope if it was left stranded in a disaster.
Our Otago-Southland reporter, Timothy Brown, is in Piopiotahi and has the story.
The walk of a lifetime has come to a shuddering halt for trampers stuck in the upper North Island's alert level 3 lockdowns.
About 650 people are registered to walk the entire Te Araroa Trail - which runs the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff - this season.
The mammoth 3000km route...
Iwi leaders in Tairawhiti Gisborne want assurances from the government that their region will be protected from Covid-19. The threat of Covid-19 is heightened in the country's region with the most youth and the highest percantage of Māori. Yesterday, one iwi leader asked Associate Minister of...