Crime

Police consider appeal

Craig Wyber

Police are considering appealing a decision not to jail a man found with more than 1000 child sexual abuse images.

'Team effort' nets sex predator

keyboard

A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed.

Sons forgive dad who beat them

Violence

Man who beat his young sons until they pleaded for him to stop avoids a jail sentence.

Hopes for attitude adjustment

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

Even before he gets to his sentencing, Norton Lindsay Adams has earned a month in custody.

Father, son get reprieve

Judge Raoul Neave

Teen and his father given final chances when they appear separately before the same judge today.

$4m fraudster jailed

 	 Sushila Devi Mosese

Woman with "Robin Hood" attitude who stole more than $4m is jailed for more than four years.

Bail for fifth Ashburton drug accused

Gavel

A fifth person arrested after a series of drugs raids in the Ashburton area this week has been granted bail after an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

Jail for bashing driver

Court

Teen been jailed for her part in an incident in which a Christchurch bus driver was beaten unconscious.

TV couple nab thief

loren and tom heaphy

Block stars Loren and Tom Heaphy have turned crimebusters, spotting and pursuing a stolen car.

Husband rejects arsonist wife

Court

Woman can't be sentenced to home detention because her husband will not approve it.

Man pulls nailgun in robbery

Gavel

A man has admitted using a nailgun to rob an Auckland branch of Kiwibank of $3040 cash.

Tidy burglar makes clean escape

empty plate

A tidy burglar stacked dishes on another table before stealing a tablecloth and cash.

Violent offender online inside

Papa Kakerua

Inmate told judge he'd turn his life around, but his Facebook page showed he was quite at home.

Father sold drugs to daughter

Peter James Edwards

Man who supplied scores of guns to gang members and sold meth to his own daughter has been jailed.

Guilty plea for ad scam

Court

Man pleads guilty to his part in an advertising-invoice scam alleged to have cost its victims over $1 million.

Burglary spate battled

Police

Wave of burglaries across the Central North Island prompts police across the regions to work together to track down culprits.

Charge reinstated over death

Court

The female drunk-driver who killed a teenager walking home from a party broke down in court.

Scales seem 'tipped in Paki's favour'

Korotangi Paki

Maori King son's co-accused should also be appealed, says legal organisation.

Prison party ends badly

Prison

A Wellington trio broke in to a prison to have a party - and unsurprisingly got caught out.

Jail term for arsonist

Court

A man who set fire to a foster care service had to be removed from the dock after receiving a hefty jail sentence.

'50 Shades' appeal lost

gavel

The Crown loses appeal in the case of a woman who claimed she was raped by her ex-husband after he pretended to be someone else.

Rewa rape inquiry errors

Malcolm Rewa

Police made mistakes in the Malcolm Rewa rape case, but there is "insufficient evidence" to say that prevented them catching him sooner.

'No ill will' over death

Police

The family of former detective Joshua Liava'a says they hold "no ill will" against the relative accused of their father's murder.

Ex-Air NZ staffer bailed

Court

Ex-Air NZ staff member charged with smuggling P into New Zealand while working as a cabin attendant can now be named.

Slain father-of-three farewelled

Paul Matthews

Friends and family farewell one of the men killed in a south Auckland pawn shop at the weekend.

Major drug haul at routine check

Police

Police net "significant" amount of drugs, cash after pulling over car as driver wasn't wearing seatbelt.

Trial over storage fire

Court

A man charged over a storage facility fire that destroyed hundreds of units is to go to trial.

Jogger beaten for phone

Police

Man out for an afternoon run came home with a bruised, swollen face and stitches.

Ex-cop charged over bust business

Court

Medical assessment for former policeman who fled country after retirement village failed.

Armed raid on alleged dealers

Police

Four bailed on drugs charges after police execute series of searches in Ashburton.

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