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November 06, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Woman found dead at Auckland House:

A homicide investigation has been launched following the discovery of a woman's body in an Auckland house on Monday.

Police were called by occupants of the Mt Wellington property who reported a domestic dispute was taking place, Auckland Detective Inspector Chris Cahill said.

Police discovered the body of a 47-year-old woman and a man suffering injuries to his arms.



Health Bosses defend support:

Manawatu health bosses are defending their support of a cardiologist who admitted a serious assault and threat to kill.

MidCentral District Health Board says it has not compromised its standards to avoid losing an experienced doctor and it denies being motivated by a lack of specialists.

David John Mundell, 36, admitted attacking his male partner in June, smashing a wine bottle over his head and threatening to kill him.


See also: Editorial: Family Violnce position appears weak


Expanded sexual education welcomed:

Learning about rape, relationships, sexual consent and self-worth in school has won the backing of Manawatu social services and support agencies.

The Ministry of Education is set to release its updated sex education guidelines next month.

Manawatu's Abuse and Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) and Women's Refuge are already welcoming the reworked remits, in the hope they will provide more consistency and direction for educators and prevent abuse.



Home violence failure MP's departing regret:

Outgoing Whanau Ora minister Tariana Turia is disappointed she didn't get new laws dealing with domestic violence through Parliament during her tenure.

Tariana Turia gave her last official speech as co-leader of the Maori Party and a minister of the Crown to a Women's Refuge conference in Wanganui on Thursday night.



Domestic violence is never OK:

As The court reporter it often feels a bit like deja vu looking at the list of names of those appearing before the judge on any given day.

Names of certain drink-drivers, burglars and shoplifters regularly appear - but the most frightening thing that stands out are those appearing time and again for domestic violence.



Policeman still in hospital after attack:

A Tokoroa police officer attacked by a dog while attending a family violence call out remains in Waikato Hospital recovering from surgery to repair injuries to his leg.

The officer and two colleagues went to a Tokoroa property in the early hours of Saturday morning to arrest a man. He resisted and a dog at the property attacked one of the officers.




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