Crime

Sixth complainant tells court of rape

Man allegedly raped a girl 40 years his junior despite warnings not to take advantage of her.

Couple's bones broken in boat crash

Former Fay Richwhite banker admits running over a couple in a dinghy with his 12-metre launch.

Dotcom broke, expects jail

Kim Dotcom says he is likely to be sent to jail tomorrow because he is broke and has become a political pariah.

Arson 'plotted over drinks'

Plan to burn down an Auckland food business was hatched over cups of kava, court told.

Ear lost in boozy attack

"They retained the bit of the ear but indications are that it couldn't be reattached."

Man tries to lure kids

More children have reported being approached by a stranger who tried to coax them into his car in Horowhenua.

Six-figure boat stolen from bach

A Southland couple arrived at their Kaikoura bach yesterday to find their $150,000 boat and trailer had been stolen.

Prisoner gets pysch tests

Man accused of escaping prison is assessed to see if he is fit to plead to the charges he faces.

Crash victim in critical condition

Elderly woman injured after police "flicked" speeding vehicle into her car remains in intensive care.

Rudd behind the beat

Drama outside court as AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd puts on a show for the crowd, and almost takes out a truck.

Woman key in sheep slaughter

Key figure in the slaughter, theft of 16 sheep played pokies while three friends did the dirty work.

Murder accused named in court

Jiwan Ram, the man accused of murdering Auckland woman Bimla Wati pleads not guilty.

Witness tells of fatal stabbing

Witness, granted immunity from prosecution, describes moment Wiremu Birch was stabbed to death in the street.

Cat attack racks up $3k bill

Christchurch couple want justice served to the "cold" person who shot their cat with an air rifle.

Torching claim denied

A man is accused of torching a house he was renting so he could claim contents insurance.

Trial told of 'smiley' text

A taxi driver stands accused of sexual offences against two young women.

$500 'to burn the factory down'

Shadowy figures spotted before Auckland factory burst into flames.

Victims' trial ordeal

Two rape victims, one hospitalised after suicide attempt, endured 'lengthy, very personal" cross-examinations at trial.

Rape-accused sent texts to teen

A 66-year-old man sent text messages to a teenager telling her he loved her, a court has heard.

Cat shot with air rifle

Christchurch cat left fighting for its life, with a bullet wound to its chest and injured front legs.

Art fraudster given community service

Man who travelled NZ impersonating an artist and selling stolen paintings guilty of theft in a special relationship.

Killer's release 'misinformed'

Corrections underestimated the "risk profile" of fugitive Phillip Smith, report finds.

Police chase driver remanded in custody

A man has been charged with reckless driving after six people were injured in a police chase in Christchurch.

'More sick than bad'

Porirua man who tried to kill a pregnant woman with a knife sentenced to six years and six months in jail.

CYF queue-jumper triggered alarm

Woman who activated a CYF fire alarm because she was sick of waiting said it was 'good practice' for firefighters.

Taxi driver says sex consensual

Taxi driver accused of abducting and raping female passenger says the sex was consensual.

Teen describes proposition for sex

Teenage girl describes how the youth accused of raping her asked her earlier in the night if she was "DTF".

Victim reforms on table

Work on changing the justice system to better support victims of sexual violence reignited.

No record for insane killers

Mass killer's work as tutor in Wellington exposes how little is recorded in police files.

Harder to keep names secret

The number of criminals able to keep their identities secret forever is falling.

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