Concern sparks callout

Police closed parts of Church and Le Cren streets in Timaru after an AOS callout.

A concerned father sparked an armed offenders callout in Le Cren St this morning.

Suspicious Dannevirke house fire

23032015 NEW Photo: Charlotte Curd / Fairfax NZ. Detective Inspector Keith Borrell police area commander for Taranaki at New Plymouth Station.

Police are investigating a Dannevirke house fire they say is suspicious.

'Tunnel vision' led to Lundy

CLOSING: David Hislop QC is giving the closing for the defence in the murder retrial of Mark Lundy

"Tunnel vision" led police to charge Mark Lundy with the murder of his wife and daughter, court hears.

Armed police search Shirley house

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A Christchurch house is cordoned off while a specialist police team searches for firearms.

Kidnapper pleaded guilty


A 23-year-old New Plymouth man has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and kidnapping.

Napier KFC robbed at gunpoint

A KFC restaurant in Napier was robbed late on Thursday night.

Two women and a man have been arrested over the gunpoint robbery of Napier's KFC.

Crash mum's healthy baby video

LONG RECOVERY: Emily Short is still recovering from her injuries suffered when a drunk driver smashed into her car last May.

Luna Short was in the womb when the car her mother was driving was struck by a man drunk on beer and vodka.

Two days of prison cell violence

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Three prisoners have been injured by fellow inmates at Christchurch Men's Prison, with one still critical in hospital.

Name suppression continues


A prominent New Zealander facing 12 charges of indecent assault has retained name suppression.

Arrested at cricket game

Armed police were seen entering an apartment on Kent Terrace.

A wanted man has been arrested by plain-clothes cop in the middle of a cricket game at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

Debt triggered killings - Crown video

20022015 News. Photo: Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Mark Lundy trial. Wellington High Court. Prosecutor Philip Morgan, QC.

Collapse of the family finances was the motive or the trigger for the Lundy murders, the Crown alleges.

Lundy probe challenged video

CLOSING: Prosecutor Philip Morgan is giving the Crown's closing address in the Mark Lundy retrial

Mark Lundy's lawyer tells the jury it is "entitled to be deeply concerned" about the integrity of the police investigation.

Tip-off alerts police to card scam

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Police in Queenstown have revealed the scale of a highly-developed credit card scam.

Sex attack in Christchurch

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Police are investigating an alleged early morning sexual assault on a woman in Christchurch.

No doubt Lundy was wife's killer - prosecutor

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Mark Lundy at his Wellington High Court re-trial for the murder of his wife and daughter in 2000. 
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Mark Lundy either killed his wife and daughter - or he's the unluckiest man in the world, a jury has been told.

Arrest in card scamming probe

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Queenstown police have arrested a man in a credit card scamming investigation.

Inmate seriously injured in prison


An inmate has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was allegedly assaulted inside Christchurch Men's Prison.

Women uncover cannabis operation

BUSTED: Some of the estimated 200 cannabis plants located inside the Rototuna property.

A disorientated Rototuna man who stumbled into the home of four flatmates got more than he bargained for.

Teen car theft worry

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A spate of Auckland vehicle thefts by young people could end in tragedy, police warn.

Lundy shuns stand

MARK LUNDY: Will not take the stand in his own defence, his lawyer has said

Closing statements are underway after Mark Lundy elected not to take the stand in his own defence.

More jail time for PostShop robber

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Man gets another four years in jail after admitting armed robbery of Phillipstown PostShop.

Repeat sex offender jailed


Duane Burgess back in prison for 18 months after threatening to kill two probation officers.

The 'most horrific' ten minutes

SPECIAL BOND: John Morgan, who was the victim of a home invasion in Birkenhead, and Victim Support volunteer Bronwen.

A family were traumatised after a home invader smashed his way into their home and attacked the son.

Ex-stable hand jailed

WANTED POSTER: Police released this picture of Rose Steeman in 2010.

A former apprentice jockey has been jailed after being found with drugs soon after finishing another sentence for drugs possession.

Bill to strip paedophile name suppression

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters

A new bill to remove name suppression from paedophiles when the victims want their attacker named, is to be introduced to Parliament by NZ First.

Police withdraw homophobia aspect

Ivy Bar Manager Steve Mawhinney.

Police withdraw suggestion that attack on Ivy Bar manager Steve Mawhinney was homophobic.

Warning over heat pump 'vultures'

Glenn Roberts of Nelson Heating and Cooling inspects a heat pump unit,
and says they go through defrost cycles more frequently if they are
working too hard in very cold weather.

Heat pump cleaners preyed on an elderly woman with dementia, getting her to pay four times.

Man run down in road rage

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A 51-year-old man charged over a road rage incident will spend two weeks in psychiatric hospital custody.

Jail for rupturing baby's liver

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Man who ruptured baby son's spleen and liver because he was angry the boy's mother left the house without him jailed for seven years.

Gangs hunt runaway couple

WANTED: Jimmy James Wanihi.

Hamilton couple running from police over alleged child assault also wanted by organised criminal groups, police say.

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