Two Khandallah schools were hit by arsonists who set fire to rubbish bins early this morning.
Police seek witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries in an attack in Christchurch.
Man and woman arrested after police chase following an incident during which people were allegedly threatened with gun.
Retailers are declaring war on large-scale supermarket shoplifting rings with high-tech surveillance.
A man needed hospital attention last night after he was assaulted at a private address in Linwood last night.
Drugs raid on upmarket Wellington apartment allegedly discovered a pot bubbling away on a stove.
Things are looking up for a toddler badly hurt in an alleged assault in his home on Monday.
Timaru man sentenced to three years and nine months' in jail for a fatal assault over a cannabis tinny.
At least one experienced prostitute will not be on the streets tonight because of safety fears after "disgusting and appalling" attacks.
Auckland NPC rugby coach Wayne Pivac has lost his licence for drink-driving.
Alleged car thief takes a wrong turn for a joy ride and gets snarled by a police march.
Prostitutes working in central Christchurch will be nervous about going to work tonight after two assaults in the city, including a reported rape, the industry's watchdog says.
A man who sprayed oven cleaner in the eyes of a dog is ordered to do community work.
Woman allowed her father to continue to assault her in the hope that he would leave her sister alone.
A man who beat two pigs with an iron bar and drove over one's head has been jailed for four months.
Teacher previously convicted on drugs charges escapes deregistration over drink-driving.
Man scams unemployed people by offering to find them a job if they pay him $50 a week.
A woman who neglected a cat so badly it had to be destroyed has been banned from owning a pet for five years.
A methadone addict bristling with knives hid himself in the bushes to await the arrival of police.
Repeat viewer of child exploitation gets suppression, and probation can't contact his employer in case the man loses his job.
A 2-year-old's head injuries turned parts of his brain to "mush" and were likely deliberate, court told.
A Mongrel Mob prospect almost broke down as he told jurors he had fed police "straight out lies".
"Toxic relationship with a seasoned criminal" could cost drug dealer custody of child, judge warns.
Corrections bus set upon by rioting prisoners after it broke down is so badly damaged it will not be fixed.
A defence witness in David Bain's retrial has had part of his defamation claim struck out
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a prolific fraudster, who uses deception to steal from backpackers.
Home Brew's act stops after band member allegedly jumps from stage, punches teen in the face.
Registry of convicted sex offenders will likely get up and running this year - but won't be open to public.
Bill targeting sexual exploitation of children could penalise naive young people sharing objectionable material online, select committee told.
Airborne police have found and destroyed $2 million worth of cannabis as growing season closes.