Police make an arrest after reports of an armed man making threats.
In a meeting years in the making, Olivia Hope's father spoke to Scott Watson. He cannot accept he is innocent.
Police question a man who allegedly approached a school pupil in Auckland's Ponsonby.
Early childhood teacher escapes deregistration after drug conviction.
Her son was pinned down and bashed on the tarmac by a raging driver. She wants others to calm their anger.
His family helped him get off one conviction. Weeks later, the aspiring league player attacked another man.
Nelson youths arrested after $140,000 worth of meth-related thefts and damage to vehicles.
'They thought a dangerous man was about to escape. It was their duty to prevent that'
Offenders aged 17 and under will be dealt with in the youth court following youth justice shake-up.
Student sobs describing being "pushed" to respond to actor's kisses and touches.
Hurling manure at a judge has landed the notorious Castislav "Sam" Bracanov in the muck.
Reunions between a man and two former partners who were in town for a father's funeral went badly wrong.
Uncertainty over police presence in Feilding has prompted fear among town's businesses.
Wellington police have unearthed about $50,000 in heirloom watches and trinkets in a drugs bust.
Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.
Colin Allen's 11-month-old puppy went missing on November 10 with evidence pointing towards him being stolen.
He was a predator who posed as an escort worker. Now he'll go to prison for years of sexual offending.
Social workers are there for women prisoners, but not men. That's not right, says criminologist Greg Newbold.
Teenage boy suffers cuts to his arm after a passenger jumped out a car to attack him.
The law, dressed in shorts and jandals, caught up with two teens who ran from an organised fight.
Children were arriving at school when the attack happened at the Hawke's Bay primary school, said police.
An elderly man had his arm slammed in the door after tooting another car for coming too close.
Six suspicious car fires in St Martins are thought to be linked.
Police are warning revellers to drink responsibly with the Christmas holiday season kicking off.
Tribal Huk leader Jamie Pink has elected trial by jury.
Scott Watson was jailed for killing Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in 1998. He made his second bid for freedom on Tuesday.
A van was set alight in Palmerston North at a popular spot for dumping stolen vehicles.
Police recovered a cash counter, cigarettes, steroids, pepper spray and even a stolen Coke vending machine at the end of four month probe into the gang.
New Zealand's prison system is spiralling out of control and failing the country, the Salvation Army says.
The fortified property was swarming with armed police on Tuesday morning.