Crime

Not guilty plea for using gun against an officer

Faraniko Francis Pei stands in the dock at an earlier court appearance.

Palmerston North police station shooter denies using a gun against a police officer.

Prison for repeat drink-driver?

Sarah Jane Arrow, 45, was four times over legal limit, on a zero alcohol licence - and claimed to have the sun in her ...

Sarah Jane Arrow, 45, was four times over limit when she hit a pedestrian onto rocks. Now she faces a possible jail term.

Armed police in Queenstown

Armed police gather outside a property in Frankton, Queenstown on Tuesday following an armed incident.

Armed police have been spotted near Queenstown with roads blocked in the area.

Passenger threw bottles at car

The Blenheim District Court.

Throwing glass bottles at a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.

Killer refused parole

Brayden Windley, who was involved in the killing of Michael Valentine, has been declined parole for the second time.

One of Horowhenua man Michael Valentine's killers has been declined parole.

Have you seen Eugene?

Eugene Te Matau Nicholas is a 30 year old man of medium build and 172cm tall.

Eugene Te Matau Nicholas could be in Tauranga, Tokoroa or areas of the South Waikato.

Big stolen tool find

A selection of some of the tools uncovered in Newtown, Wellington.

Drug bust sniffed out big stolen tool trove as well.

Drink-driver willing to pay

The Blenheim District Court.

But at $25 a week it will take him more than five years to clear the bill for damaged car.

Pedal power for police video

Constables Cole Edwards, left, and police newbie Joseph Daly on the beat on the Auckland waterfront.

Some Auckland cops have ditched their police cars for bikes as they target inner city crime.

Guilty plea to hunter's death

Gary McCurrach accidentally shot and killed 23-year-old soldier Danny Jordan on March 31.

Gary McCurrach believed he had two deer in his sights when he pulled the trigger. He was wrong.

Police recognise bravery gallery

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala have received the Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation.

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala were awarded the Police Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation for stopping a frenzied attack on a 75-year-old woman.

Long wait for Arbon drug trial

West Coast beekeeper Roy Arbon lost $200,000 in an email scam, $5000 to a fake Russian girlfriend and more in an ...

No bail for West Coast beekeeper who waits trial on cocaine charges in Australian prison.

Hunter attacked over 'jealousy'

Two men are on trial in the Nelson District Court.

It was an attack over a dead pig and spilt beer.

Knife-wielding tourist drove drunk

Queenstown arrested and charged a tourist for drink-driving and possession of an offensive weapon.

A French tourist was arrested in Queenstown overnight for being more than four times over the drink-driving limit and in possession of a weapon, police say.

Cricketer rape trial

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves court following an earlier appearance. He has begun a four-day ...

Scott Kuggeleijn allegedly lay on top of her, pinioned her arms over the top of her head and - despite her alleged protestations – raped her.

Car chase ends in spikes

Three teens were determined not to stop for police when officers attempted to pull over the Honda in Hamilton.

The 18 year old driver and his two teenage accomplices led police on a 40 minute pursuit in Hamilton before the car finally stopped with spiked tyres in the grass.

Repeat upskirt filmer

Maurice Hemi Williams has already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs, and has now admitted committing the ...

He's already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs, and has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.

Attacker on the loose

Police are yet to identify the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman near the University of Canterbury early last Friday morning.

Trial for indecent assault accused begins

The Invercargill District Court.

The trial for a man accused of indecent assault has begun in the Invercargill District Court. 

Facebook threat at 'low end of scale'

The Blenheim District Court.

His offending was not as serious as cases involving explicit videos and images posted online, judge says.

Gang member sentenced

The Palmerston North courthouse

Dannevirke's only Black Power member will be confined to his house for almost a year for driving offences.

Rapist jailed

The Invercargill District Court.

A Southland man found guilty of rape has been jailed for seven years.

Shooting video makers sought

Police at the scene where an armed man was shot by police in Rotorua.

Police are seeking the men who made the video widely aired of the police shooting in Rotorua.

Stabbing in Hamilton video

The scene of the stabbing on Monday in Frankton.

A Hamilton man has been stabbed.

Offender on run for a month

Police are seeking Lyndon Keil after he removed his bracelet and took off in late June.

Police say 'dangerous' man removed his monitoring bracelet and did a runner nearly a month ago.

Do you know where this man is?

Alaric Eccleston, 30, is wanted by police. He has multiple warrants out for his arrest and should not be approached.

Police said he cut off his home detention bracelet and has gone on the run.

Boss warned her not to drive

The Blenheim District Court.

Their night started with after-work drinks, and ended with a fatal car crash.

Cancer sufferer's dream car stolen

The classic AC Cobra was Brad Douglas' dream car.

Freshly diagnosed, she bought her husband a car because "life's too short" – only to have it stolen.

Millionaires move for safety

Rich people move to protect their wives and daughters from rape, assault, slavery and trafficking.

Wealthy people are moving to New Zealand as it is one of the safest places in the world for women to live.

Child killer was on bail

CYF

Police opposed the man living with his girlfriend, but CYF thought he was safe. Now a child's dead.

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