Jackson: How failed politics impact your community

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New crime stats showed that last year burglaries jumped 16% to 74 182, that's a burglary happening every 7 seconds.

Video shows 'police brutality' video

Erin Mason recorded what she believes is police brutality in Palmerston North.

Woman who filmed altercation says police should be held accountable.

Bulging prisons prompt new units

Three new 126-bed units are being built at Rolleston and Tongariro prisons to cater for a bulging prison population.

An increasing prisoner population is putting "significant pressure" on existing prisons, prompting Corrections to fast-track the building of more units.

Murder-accused blames himself video

Troy Taylor giving evidence in the Ihaka Stokes murder trial on Tuesday.

Troy Taylor says he blames himself "every day" over Ihaka Stokes' death, but his conscience took hold too late to save the toddler's life.

Fisherman blames the locals

A commercial fisherman denies setting nets where they could be stranded on the shore, claiming foul play. (File photo)

He thinks his nets were dragged ashore by residents opposed to commercial fishing.

Wrong way down motorway

Police chased a car driving the wrong way down the northwestern motorway on Tuesday afternoon.

Police abandon chase after man drives in the wrong direction down Auckland motorway.

Teen's abuse allegation disputed

Desmond John McGrath, a junior rugby coach, has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing two young players.

The teenager who alleges his former rugby coach molested him has been accused of "telling lies"

Man sentenced for lewd photo

A man was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on an unusual charge of exposing a child to indecent material.

A man who sent a photo of his genitals to an 8-year-old has failed at an attempt to brush the incident off as harmless fun.

Girl threatened outside school

Staff had to intervene after a student was threatened outside Marlborough Girls' College. (File photo)

The 13-year-old was later attacked as she walked home.

'She stood no chance'

Queenie 'Selena' Thompson was found dead in a house at Ongaroto Marae village in April, 2016.

Jamie Te Hiko brutally beat his partner before stripping her naked and lifting her into bed, where she died.

Driving home demerits points case

The process that was used for suspending licences due to demerit points has been changed since a series of successful ...

The Supreme Court is the last chance to reverse a driving suspension quandary.

Drunk driver's 'Maori law' excuse

Daniel Ross Tairaki was taken to the Balclutha Police Station, where he also revealed his distrust of German-made breath ...

Repeat offender Daniel Tairaki refused booze tests because he only recognised Maori law.

Tearful, fearful over respite house

Whitby upper lake walkway at Exploration Way, where a child was followed before an attempt was made to abduct her.

After attempted abduction in Porirua, residents say respite house brings too much danger.

Hammer abuser's appeal denied

A south Auckland man, referred to only as JS, has had his appeals against sentence and conviction thrown out after he ...

He thought his girlfriend assaulted his daughter. He broke her finger - then claimed she consented.

Charges over booze shop robbery

Three alleged offenders, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested on Monday morning.

Man and two teenage boys to appear in court over aggravated robbery of south Auckland liquor store.

From Stokes Vegas to Rotovegas

Then a constable in Lower Hutt, Rotorua area commander Anaru Pewhairangi with some crystal methamphetamine seized during ...

Rotorua's first Maori police boss is from Lower Hutt. He believes "everyone deserves to have hope".

Illicit drugs found in wastewater

Three months of testing revealed the presence of illicit drugs in the wastewater in Auckland and Christchurch. (File photo).

Meth the drug of choice in Auckland and Christchurch, police tests show.

Fisherman denies stalling charge

Witnesses have given evidence at the Blenheim District Court during a two-day hearing on an illegal fishing charge. ...

Witnesses say birds were pecking at fish stuck in the nets that had washed ashore.

Thieves steal CPR mannequin

A mannequin used for training for St John cadets was among the items stolen by two thieves.

Duo behind a spate of car break-ins included medical training equipment in their haul.

Hunt for Tahunanui tyre-slasher

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed the tyres of a tourist's campervan following a crash near Nelson.

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed a campervan's tyres in a road rage incident in Nelson.

Inciting abduction suppression expires

Police opposed suppression on the grounds naming Kight might result in more information coming forward. (File photo)

Michael John Kight is in custody after allegedly inciting a child abduction.

Claims of police brutality probed

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed the tyres of a tourist's campervan following a crash near Nelson.

Police to review arrest footage amid claims of excessive force.

Boy beaten after call from teacher

Blenheim man admits assault with intent to injure at the Blenheim District Court on Monday. (File photo)

Man punched and kicked his son after a call from his teacher with the intention to discipline him.

Witness horrified by attack

An attack was near the corner of Main St and Princess St in central Palmerston North.

A woman who saw a man and his son getting pummelled with baseball bats thought they would be killed.

Vehicle of interest sought

Police continue to investigate three sexual assaults that took place in Dunedin on March 17. Pictured: police cordon off ...

Police are looking for a vehicle of interest in their investigation into a spate of sexual assaults in Dunedin.

Drugged and deadly at the wheel

Nicole Marie Reynolds, 40, appeared in the Tauranga District Court on Monday.

The driver had a cocktail of drugs in her system when she killed two people and injured a third.

Booby-trapped cannabis plot

A booby-trapped cannabis plot was found by Queenstown police on Monday.

Planks of wood with large nails sticking out have been found protecting a cannabis plot near a popular children's play area.

Fuel-syphoning thief faints

Jake Tairakena was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on Monday on six charges, including unlawfully interfering ...

Opting for a stolen car with a nearly empty fuel tank proved a bad move for Jake Tairakena.

Devil, dead man told him to do it

Hemi Te Poono heard the voice of a man he was accused of murdering when he attacked prison guards and inmates.

Echoes of the man Hemi Te Poono was accused of killing led him to attack prison guards and inmates.

Youths assault, rob man in CBD

Police want information to help identify those responsible for an aggravated robbery in Hamilton's CBD.

Hamilton Police seek information to help identify those responsible for an aggravated robbery in Hamilton.

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