Staff suspended over escape

ESCAPED: Wipei Awatere

A violent criminal escaped two Corrections officers after one left his post to get a coffee.

Man 'gaming' the courts

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The Supreme Court has pulled an appeal mid-hearing of a man it said was "gaming" the courts in a long-running relationship property case.

Phil Rudd wants career back

PHIL RUDD: The former AC/DC drummer in the dock last month.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has said he wants to revive his reputation and win back his job. 

Drunk during driving lesson

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Young woman driving at more than four times the limit said her mother-in-law was teaching her how to drive.

Police cordon lifted

The large area including two properties and a VW Combi van which have been cordoned off by police in Tawa.

Man in critical condition is still too unwell to tell police what happened to him.

Ex-All Black sickened by theft of jerseys video

GUTTED: Former All Black Leon MacDonald and acting Senior Sergeat Julian Lewis talk about the theft yesterday of up to 15 international rugby jerseys from MacDonald’s home in Blenheim.

Leon MacDonald says he's 'gutted' after 15 rugby jerseys were stolen from his Blenheim home.

Teen murderer denied parole


Man who murdered a pregnant teen before burying her in West Auckland denied parole again.

Guard injured in wrestle over cash

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Security guard punched by man trying to wrestle cash from him outside a Northland supermarket.

Thieves nab $15k worth of V

Eight pallets of V energy drink cans were stolen a South Auckland warehouse.

Thousands of dollars worth of energy drinks have been stolen from a South Auckland warehouse.

Thieves hit up boat owners

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Thieves are targeting Hawke's Bay boat owners taking everything that's not tied down.

Family horrified at 'lenient' sentences

KILLERS: Shay Barry Webster (left), 22, and Jason Alistor Barr, 44, have each been jailed for more than five years in prison for dousing a man in petrol and lighting him on fire

Victim's family say men convicted of killing man in fire pose "huge risk", as Crown rules it will not appeal jail terms.

Checkpoint hit-and-run charge

CHARGED: Robbie Richards.

Gang member charged after he allegedly ran down police officer at an alcohol checkpoint.

Drugs bust arrests

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Several arrests have been made following a drugs bust in Nelson.

Murder-accused denied suppression

TRAGEDY: The police have cordoned off the scene at Fisher Cr in Otara where a person was found dead in a driveway after a 21st birthday party.

Interim name suppression declined for man accused of weekend birthday party murder.

Too drunk to drive

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Dozens of drivers fall foul of lower drink-driving limit - some on way to work next morning.

'Casino bouncers attacked me'


Christchurch Casino bouncers allegedly attacked a man, leaving him with two broken ribs.

Arrest over 21st stabbing gallery video

TRAGEDY: The police have cordoned off the scene at Fisher Cr in Otara where a person was found dead in a driveway after a 21st birthday party.

Man charged after "trivial" fight at 21st party left another man dead.

Phillip Smith escape nets second scalp


Corrections officer suspended over murderer Phillip Smith's escape to Brazil - the second staff member in two days.

Nat MP in assault inquiry

Mike Sabin at his home in Northland.

Police have been investigating an assault complaint against government MP Mike Sabin.

Alleged 'grinch' burglar foiled

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An alleged burglar made just one mistake when he stole all of an Auckland family's presents.

Chemical pourer punished

Man who poured hazardous chemical on clothing rack sentenced to community work.

Burglars hit Manawatu schools

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Play equipment and electronic goods have been taken in spate of burglaries at Manawatu schools.

Brash seeks inquiry into Ellis case

APPEAL: Peter Ellis, who was convicted of child abuse but has always protested his innocence.

Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.

Rape appeal fails

Opportunity knocks, sometimes, in Under the Hammer.

A man has failed in his attempt to overturn his convictions and sentence for rape, sexual violation and indecent acts with his de facto stepdaughter.

Judge scathing of teens

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A judge has slated the state of youth culture at the sentencing of a teenager accused of videoing an intimate sexual moment.

Police hunt men after assault

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Police are searching for three men who attacked and robbed a teenager, leaving him with head injuries.

Prisoner flees from hospital

ESCAPED: Wipei Awatere

Prisoner escapes from custody of two Corrections officers while in hospital.

Dog-bite victim's smile 'a sneer'

RIPPED LIP: Injuries sustained by Linda Harrison-Pugh after the attack.

A woman has been found guilty after her dog attacked a friendly admirer, ripping off her lower lip, leaving her smile looking like a "sneer".

Corrections officer stood down


Police search two addresses after allegations from murderer Phillip Smith that a Corrections officer aided prison escape.

Equipment stolen

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$6,000 worth of essential life saving equipment from the Coromandel has put rescue efforts at risk.

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