Crime

Grandmother jailed for life

jail cell

Auckland woman sentenced for murdering a man by setting fire to him in his own bedroom.

$350k fraud admitted

gavel

Man convicted on 29 dishonesty charges involving about $350,000.

Haast isolation 'best place for thief'

A Nelson teen who stole from a good Samaritan who took him into his home is now off to whitebait and ride helicopters in Haast.

Man, 70, jailed for sex crimes

Justice

Man, 70, jailed for sexually violating children as a bus driver more than 30 years ago.

Art thief makes case for release

Gavel

A life-long criminal responsible for our biggest art heist is in court in a bid to be released from prison.

Priest pleads guilty

Alastair Aidan Kay

Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault ​on a male over 16.

Girl helps capture gunman

Police

Young girl's quick-thinking after gun pointed at her from car helps police identify and arrest man.

Ex-gang getaway driver jailed

Court

A former gang member on track to turn his life around gets 3 years for aggravated robbery.

Police raid tinnie house

Police

Woman to appear in court on cannabis charges following search of Richmond property.

Ram-raiders arrested after chase

Police

Ram-raiders smash into two gas stations in Auckland before crashing during police chase.

Sevens fraudster still to pay

Richard Edgar Anderson

A former detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity Sevens rugby tournament still has an outstanding balance to pay.

More police patrols after rape

Police

Police are upping their presence around Hamilton Lake after a series of incidents, including the rape of a schoolgirl.

Sheppard gets short shrift

kate sheppard statue

A statue of women's suffrage campaigner Kate Sheppard with the signatures of more than 2000 people protesting against domestic violence has been refused a place in Parliament.

Harris case gets 30 responses

Michael Harris

More than 30 people contacted police regarding Kaitaia man Michael Harris' sex assault case.

'I would have shot him'

Jason William Baker and Shaun Robert Murray Innes

Man yelled at his brother to "get a gun" during struggle with intruder at their home, before brother was fatally stabbed.

Cop attacker in court

simon tate

Youth worker jumped on officer's head and swore at him while he continued his attack, court told.

Cigarettes target of Paeroa raid

Police

Packets of cigarettes were taken in the early morning smash and grab at Paeroa Gas.

No memory of attack for officer

simon tate

An Auckland police officer who was severely beaten while on patrol last year has returned to work.

Injured woman flees intruder

Police

A woman was assaulted in her home near Invercargill after disturbing an intruder.

Gun pointed at man in Tauranga

Police

A gun is believed to have been pointed at an elderly man in Tauranga today, followed by a "bang" noise.

Catholic priest charged

aidan kay

News of indecent assault charge against priest shocks church congregation.

Preschoolers left to roam

Court

Huntly mother who left her children, aged 3,4 and 5, hungry and roaming the streets so she could go boozing has been jailed.

Daylight rape shocks

Police

The rape of a 15-year-old schoolgirl at knifepoint in broad daylight at Hamilton Lake is the latest in a string of attacks.

Loss of property, loss of faith

Burglar

Ivan Kendrick is starting to believe crime does pay.

Sex assault inquiry dropped

Police

A police investigation has found no sexual assault took place after a woman reported being raped near Massey University in central Wellington.

Payback for fraudster

Gavel

Former bank manager jailed for stealing money from customers 'loved' the high life.

Man charged in petrol theft

Morrinsville burglar

Thanks to information from the public, police have today arrested and charged a suspected petrol thief.

Man arrested over kidnapping

Police

A 50-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow for a kidnapping in Whangarei last month.

More victims identified

Main St lodge

Police say they've been contacted by dozens of tourists concerned they may have been molested at a Kaitaia tourist lodge.

Man released after stabbing

Wellington stabbing

A man interviewed about a stabbing in Wellington has been released without charge, while the victim remains in hospital.

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