Crime

Dairy thieves wield machetes

The trio fled on foot before getting into a white station wagon nearby (file photo).

The three armed men stormed the Riverlea Dairy and stole cigarettes before fleeing.

Manhunt after armed robbery

The armed robbery hapened at around 6pm on Sunday night, Police said.

Police are on the hunt for two people in a sedan, after a Mt Albert TAB was robbed with firearms.

Cause of death unknown

A woman was taken to Auckland hospital in critical condition Saturday afternoon after an incident that left one man dead.

Police are unable to confirm how a man in Glen Eden died in an incident that left a woman in critical condition.

Mayor downplays shots

Many calls were made to emergency services reporting the gunshots, after the gang fight near a children's playground at ...

Police say "sheer luck" nobody hurt, mayor says "public not at risk".

Screwdriver attack

Detective Andy Livingston asked anyone with information about the attack, or the identities of the potential witnesses ...

Victim manages to fend weapon-wielding attacker off in daylight attack.

Cheated out of $75,000

Wells freely admitted she manipulated and deceived the woman into making 22 financial transactions, either by cash or ...

Woman admits spending cash she got from victim on clothing, makeup, alcohol, concerts, and flights.

Rape victims slam police video

Rape complainant "Dana" received an apology for the way police dealt with her case.

Police claim to have turned around their attitude towards sexual assault victims. But have they really?

Cops catch illegal drone flyer

The drone was in a no-fly zone.

The drone was flying "high and far" around Fox Glacier.

Car careens into Cloverlea Four Square

Hari Parsad, manager of the Beer Barrel, which is across the road from Four Square, says it was just luck that nobody ...

Witnesses said car smashed into a street sign and carried it right across the road into the shop's wall.

NZ fraudster wanted in Australia

Victoria Police have issued a warant for former Ministry of Transport manager Joanne Harrison's arrest.

Joanne Harrison was jailed for ripping off the NZ Transport Ministry, now she is wanted over dodgy pay claims in Victoria.

Subaru the car thief's preferred choice

Subarus are the most stolen car for the year so far, for most regions in the country. (File photo)

Mazdas and Holdens might be commonly pinched, but for the average Kiwi car thief, Subarus are tops.

Joyride turns sour for tween

Police chased the 12-year-old boy for 115km.

Police tail 12-year-old in a stolen car for 115km before stopping him with road spikes.

City's crims getting younger

The Woolston Night & Day has been robbed nine times since August.

Simon* was 15 when he walked into a dairy, pulled out a knife and demanded cigarettes and money.

Porirua siege: Outlawed, outnumbered

Pita Te Kira was 29 when he went on the run from police and holed up in a Porirua state house for 26 hours.

A year ago, Pita Te Kira holed himself up in a house, beginning a deadly, two-day stand off with police.

Porirua siege, one year on

Reporter Virginia Fallon.

A year ago, Porirua's people took me in and told me their stories of the siege.

Two men still wanted

Police remove items from a Hutcheson St address following an AOS callout in the Blenheim suburb of Mayfield on April 8.

Police continue search for two men involved in armed offenders squad callout.

Did arsonist torch wrong house?

An investigation into the arson at 26A Kokiri Crescent, Porirua - the house where police dog Gazza was shot dead which ...

It's a year since gunman Pita Te Kira died in the Porirua siege. Mystery still surrounds what happened next.

Fresh call for Harrison investigation

There have been renewed calls for an investigation into former Transport Ministry manager Joanne Harrison, who stole ...

New allegations prompt call for fresh look at how Joanne Harrison conned the Transport Ministry.

Police hunt Wellington flasher

The walking track in Wellington's Prince of Wales Park where a woman was startled by a man masturbating.

Man exposed himself to women on popular walking track on four occasions, police say.

Delay to have 'minimal impact'

Restorative justice services are available in courts around New Zealand.

"The demand-driven nature of the restorative justice service provides some challenges."

Youth worker's $400k fraud

A Wairarapa church worker committed tax fraud for two years, the Masterton District Court was told.

Masterton youth worker used charitable trust as 'alter-ego' to fund cars, furniture, and eating out.

Robbed twice in a month

Offenders smashed the night pay window at the Otahuhu Caltex on April 20.

Cigarettes and cash the target as thieves smash their way into a service station twice in a month.

Murder-accused 'lost it'

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from his home.

Man accused of murdering Nelson man in Cairns allegedly told friends they should "roll" two strangers before the attack.

'A real lack of resources'

The lack of services in the mental health system was highlighted during a hearing in the New Plymouth District Court on ...

Lack of services putting pressure on families and lawyers, with some acting more like social workers to get help for clients.

Ref puncher back in court

Pasa Paisami was banned from rugby for life after knocking out a referee in an unprovoked on-field attack.

Man who knocked out a rugby referee back in court for not completing his sentence.

'I was in a dark place'

Victim Daniel Pryde outside the Dunedin District Court

The victim of a Dunedin government staffer's campaign of harassment had a choice: end it all or fight back.

Truck driver avoids jail sentence

The Invercargill District Court building in Don St, Invercargill.

A drink-driver has avoided jail - because the woman he hit asked the judge to not imprison him.

Lawyer sentenced on driving charge

The Invercargill District Court building in Don St, Invercargill.

A lawyer who represents defendants in Southland and Otago was in the dock himself for sentencing.

Dairy robbed of ice cream

A Christchurch dairy has been robbed of ice creams.

A dairy owner used a fire extinguisher to blast a group of baseball bat-wielding thieves out of his shop.

'It was a living hell' - victim

Jeremy Buis leaves court after his trial.

For two-and-a-half years Jeremy Buis waged a harassment campaign against a Dunedin businessman.

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