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A senior detective yesterday confirmed the find and issued a call to the public for help identifying the remains, which appeared to have been dumped in a garage on the Mt Wellington property in the past 12 months. Alliance Demolition owner Andrew Davy said he called police last month after his staff found the bones. He said he was working through the house before demolition checking for valuable timber when two staff called him to the garage. The bones were in a pile of what appeared to be food waste on the garage floor. The gruesome find became more macabre the closer the men looked. "There was no skull - that's what was missing." Police would not say whether the discovery had prompted a murder inquiry. Detective Sergeant Graham Shand said a post mortem esamination on October 1 found the bones were a male about 157cm-164cm tall. He said two items of clothing were located with the bones. They included a size 8 Converse shoe and a pair of denim jeans with an 85cm waist.



Qantas passengers caught up in last week's grounding will be wooed with free flights to any Australian or New Zealand destination and extra loyalty points, the airline has announced. The deal, offered to passengers who had bookings between last Saturday night and last Monday, is on top of refunds, accommodation and payments the airline made to thousands of people caught up in the industrial dispute. The airline will give every passenger who held a ticket from 5pm on October 29 - the time the grounding took effect - until midnight on Monday a return economy ticket.



More than two thirds of New Zealanders are opposed to the National Party's plan to partially sell some state assets. It was one of the questions asked in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll. Sixty-eight percent of respondents did not support the policy, while 26% did support it. Six percent said they were not sure. On the other side of the political spectrum, Labour's proposed capital gains tax is attracting greater support from voters.



New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has ruled out working with any party after the election. That includes Labour, with Mr Peters saying pollsters who suggest otherwise are writing fiction and should stop now. Mr Peters is essentially saying he'll sit on the cross benches should he return to parliament, although on current polling that looks unlikely.



As a second financial crisis threatens the global economy, Prime Minister John Key has admitted New Zealand's fragile recovery is vulnerable. On the hustings in Lower Hutt yesterday, Key said he had one eye on the "volatile and rapidly unfolding picture" in Europe. "New Zealand can only worry about the things it can control," he said. "In the end, we're always going to be a function of a global economy and if it's stronger then that benefits New Zealand, and if it's weaker then that hurts us." But events in Europe have put New Zealand's vulnerability into stark relief.



Hone Harawira launched his Mana Party yesterday declaring he was standing for the rights of all poor New Zealanders. "We are not just a party for Maori, we can no longer be a party just for Maori."



A 5.6 magnitude earthquake in the US Midwest has damaged homes and caused a major highway to buckle. The quake was a shallow 5km deep and was centred 71km northeast of Oklahoma City. It struck at 4.53pm (NZT) and was followed by a 3.2 magnitude aftershock. The LA Times is reporting that a major highway has buckled in three places, and at least three homes sustained "major" damage. Authorities told the paper it sent shockwaves for about 20 to 30 seconds. Emergency phonelines were tied up with people calling to say they felt the quake. No serious injuries have been reported.



He will host the show alongside two other co-presenters. While Channel Ten is describing him as a perfect fit, the Australian public is not so sure. In a poll on the Sydney Morning Herald website asking readers what they thought of the choice, 33% answered: "Henry failed in New Zealand why bring him here?" while another 27% said they were not going to watch the show. But not everyone thinks it's a bad idea. Thirty percent said the choice was great and that Henry would bring a "fresh, honest take on events".



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