Crime

Tracking criminals living among us

JAILED: Donald Wilson McKenzie was sentenced to 16 years in jail.

Sex offenders should be monitored after they're released, a former police detective says.

Youths in street fight

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A woman is escorted by police to the toilets after been breath tested at Toast Martinborough. PIXELATE FACE OF WOMAN

A fight among a group of youths in eastern Wellington suburb prompt police turn-out.

Accused regarded as family

IN THE DOCK: Retimana Te Korou Nicholls, seen in the High Court at Wellington yesterday, is charged with murder, assault and wounding after an axe attack in Upper Hutt last month.

The man accused of murdering an Upper Hutt woman with a tomahawk had been friends with her for 30 years.

'Toddlers in speeding car' - police

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Man tried to outrun police in a stolen car with unrestrained baby and toddler inside, police allege.

Man in court after Harbour Bridge crash

There are major traffic delays on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

A man has appeared in court following a car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

Arrest after man's body found

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A man has been arrested after another man was found dead with "a number of injuries" in Whangarei just after midnight.

'Black Widow's' son admits charges

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The son of "Black Widow" Helen Milner has admitted three drugs and firearms charges in court.

Axe attack victims named

ACCUSED: Retimana Te Korou Nicholls, 36, who was arrested after 55-year-old Sandra Guerin was found dead, and  Kane Love and Thomas Guerin, Diane Misa were injured in axe attacks.

The names of four victims involved in a deadly axe attack in Upper Hutt that left one dead and three injured have been released.

Alleged death threat

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A 21-year-old farm worker has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a property owner and police.

Gunpoint robbery at The Warehouse

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A staff member a Warehouse store in West Auckland has been forced to open the store safe at gunpoint.

Shots fired leads to chase, Harbour Bridge crash

There are major traffic delays on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Shots fired in Auckland lead to a dramatic car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

Call for more drink-drive rehab funding

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Rehab funding is a fraction of the amount the government earns through taxing alcohol, critics say.

Flasher gets name suppression

An Argentine court has sentenced four former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

A central North Island medical worker found guilty of twice flashing at a female cyclist has avoided a conviction.

Police patrol boozed beat

LOCK-OUT LAWS: New booze laws in inner-Sydney look to be working.

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.

Woman held dying cousin

SAD LOSS: Stevy Tekii speaks about the death of her cousin, 24-year-old Chevy Davis.

A woman held her beloved cousin in her arms as he died of stab wounds in a dark Otara driveway.

No monitoring for Kiwi killer

BACK IN NZ: Rebecca Papalii was one of three people convicted for the 1999 kidnap, torture and killing of a 14-year-old in Perth.

Australia has sent one of its most horrific murderers back to NZ to serve her parole.

Teen's 200km joy ride

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A 14-year-old girl stole her mother's car and took it for 200km joy ride before being caught.

Tagger gets month's jail

Judge Tony Adeane: "There is considerable public support for a firm line on tagging."

Tagging the foyer of the Napier courthouse has earned a tagger 28 days in jail.

Office fraudster sentenced

James William McKellar, sentenced in the Christchurch District Court over dishonesty charges.

Home detention for Christchurch office manager who ripped off his employers to the tune of more than $30,000.

Boardless after break-in

German tourist Stefan Scholz had his surfboard and wetsuit stolen from his van at the Ngarunui Beach car park. Photo: Kelly Hodel/Fairfax Media.

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 axes sex offenders

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Facebook has deleted the accounts of three convicted child sex offenders living in Christchurch.

Bridge climber charged

HIGH-FLIER: Pakatai Awatere disrupted city commuters with his antics on Victoria Beidge.

The man who scaled the Hamilton bridge and brought commuters to a standstill remains behind bars.

Ram raiders hit Glenfield dairy

BATTERED BUSINESS: Plywood completely covers Hemant Morar's dairy frontage.

Hemant Morar is counting the cost after ram raiders destroyed his Glenfield dairy's frontage.

Funds raised for Bali drug accused

Anthony de Malmanche was arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle meth into Bali, police said.

More than $12,000 has been raised for Dannevirke-born Antony de Malmanche's fight against a meth charge in Bali.

Tagger faces tough judge

ICC Building Assetts Lesley McGoy is not happy with the recent tagging on city buildings, which is expensive to remove.This one is on YaksnYetis on Tay Street.

Young man tagged the foyer of the court housing a judge known for his loathing of taggers.

Jail for 'disturbing' images

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Timaru man jailed for possessing and distributing thousands of "disturbing and offensive" child-sex images.

Knife threat accused bailed

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A Hamilton man who allegedly threatened to rob five young people at knifepoint has been bailed.

Country-skipping criminal remanded in custody

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Kris Willoughby allegedly breached his prison release conditions by skipping to Australia.

Office worker turns detective

HEADS UP: The office worker turned super sleuth believes two gold rings with this distinctive coin design were fraudulently bought using her credit card.

An Auckland office worker is tracking a man she says swiped her wallet while she made a cup of coffee.

Man denies charge

THE ACCUSED: Nilo Jr Galimba Frias

The alleged driver of a car that crashed and killed a 12-week-old baby enters not guilty plea.

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