Sex offenders should be monitored after they're released, a former police detective says.
A fight among a group of youths in eastern Wellington suburb prompt police turn-out.
The man accused of murdering an Upper Hutt woman with a tomahawk had been friends with her for 30 years.
Man tried to outrun police in a stolen car with unrestrained baby and toddler inside, police allege.
A man has appeared in court following a car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.
A man has been arrested after another man was found dead with "a number of injuries" in Whangarei just after midnight.
The son of "Black Widow" Helen Milner has admitted three drugs and firearms charges in court.
The names of four victims involved in a deadly axe attack in Upper Hutt that left one dead and three injured have been released.
A 21-year-old farm worker has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a property owner and police.
A staff member a Warehouse store in West Auckland has been forced to open the store safe at gunpoint.
Shots fired in Auckland lead to a dramatic car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.
Rehab funding is a fraction of the amount the government earns through taxing alcohol, critics say.
A central North Island medical worker found guilty of twice flashing at a female cyclist has avoided a conviction.
Some Queenstown residents tried to beat the heat with a cold brew or two, but ended up in hot water with police who had to deal with a rash of offending this weekend.
A woman held her beloved cousin in her arms as he died of stab wounds in a dark Otara driveway.
Australia has sent one of its most horrific murderers back to NZ to serve her parole.
A 14-year-old girl stole her mother's car and took it for 200km joy ride before being caught.
Tagging the foyer of the Napier courthouse has earned a tagger 28 days in jail.
Home detention for Christchurch office manager who ripped off his employers to the tune of more than $30,000.
A surfing holiday to Raglan has ended early for a pair of German tourists whose van was burgled during an afternoon at the beach.
Facebook has deleted the accounts of three convicted child sex offenders living in Christchurch.
The man who scaled the Hamilton bridge and brought commuters to a standstill remains behind bars.
Hemant Morar is counting the cost after ram raiders destroyed his Glenfield dairy's frontage.
More than $12,000 has been raised for Dannevirke-born Antony de Malmanche's fight against a meth charge in Bali.
Young man tagged the foyer of the court housing a judge known for his loathing of taggers.
Timaru man jailed for possessing and distributing thousands of "disturbing and offensive" child-sex images.
A Hamilton man who allegedly threatened to rob five young people at knifepoint has been bailed.
Kris Willoughby allegedly breached his prison release conditions by skipping to Australia.
An Auckland office worker is tracking a man she says swiped her wallet while she made a cup of coffee.
The alleged driver of a car that crashed and killed a 12-week-old baby enters not guilty plea.