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Boy, 5, dies from head injuries

Leon Jayet-Cole, 5, was a "kind-hearted, happy and cheeky kid", says a friend of his grieving family.

Sex trial aborted

1:47pm A social worker accused of taking a boy in her care to a hotel for sex has trial aborted after lawyer indicates he cannot continue.

Second boy tells of spoon burning

Witness claims woman burned his tongue with a spoon but defence accuses him of "making it all up".

Family loses everything in blaze

18 min ago Community rallies around one of its own after a devastating house fire – "It's just the Oxford way".

KiwiSaver enrolment for all?

4 min ago Commentators say the apathetic will benefit from a mass enrolment.

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