Crime

Cops assaulted with pipe

Two police officers were assaulted by the passenger of a car in Paki St.

Two officers hospitalised after being assaulted by passenger of fleeing car.

Hunt for sex attacker

A Nelson police forensic team gather evidence after an attack on a woman at the toilets at Jubilee Park, Richmond.

Nelson police continue search after sexual attack on teen in Richmond public toilet.

Convicted driver fights back

A Christchurch man has successfully appealed a careless driving charge after a crash with a bike travelling the wrong ...

The cyclist was going the wrong way down the road but the car driver was convicted. He fought it and won.

Mystery over child's death

The scene of the crash near Edendale on January 13.

On a lonely Southland road a 4 year old boy and two others were injured. They were in a truck with a neighbour but no one will say why.

Mother's fatal Google Maps mistake

Hastings boy James Crous, 8, died in a crash in Napier on Thursday morning.

Driving phone in hand at 100kmh, Kim Crous, didn't see the roadworks ahead. Her young son James paid with his life.

A robbery every week

The Otahuhu Subway store has been hit by a repeat robber.

An Auckland Subway store has a regular customer they don't want - a man who robs them each week.

Bad holiday ends in conviction

An Austrian tourist spent time on life support after a serious crash in Wellington.

Tourist who flipped a car and hit two others in Wellington ends his holiday with a $400 fine.

Teen admits looting train

A man has been charged after taking items from a train stranded after the November 14 earthquake.

Angus Garrett took frying pans and baby formula because Kaikoura quake cut him off from his family, his lawyer says.

Indecent kiss alleged before surgery

Wellington Regional Hospital, where a woman said she was indecently kissed by a medical professional.

Accuser believes believes other medical professionals covered up incident.

Woman admits sob story rip-off

A woman who conned $3000 from a bank customer with a sad story about her family's terrible misfortunes is fighting to keep her name secret.

Ciggies, taxes and dairy robbers

Jaymin Patel at his Knighton Road Dairy that was robbed in January.

Politicians argue over police staffing levels while crooks raid Hamilton's dairies looking for cigarettes.

Flight brings fright

The Palmerston North courthouse.

Judge tells defendant a taxi is a better way to flee an assault than driving if you have been drinking.

Who are the loo paper fire lighters?

Police would like to identify this man and woman seen entering the Countdown at Chartwell

Police release CCTV images of people at supermarket when toilet paper fire diversion lit.

Good turns bad

A 22-year-old man was clocked driving at 153km along a rural Taranaki road.

Hooning along a rural road could have ended in tragedy for a young driver and his four passengers.

20 vehicles targeted in Gore crime spree

Gore police are appealing for help to find thieves who broke into 20 cars in town overnight on Monday.

Large number of cars broken in to in Gore on Monday.

Arson at Porirua kura

The school van, a glass walkway and the outside of a classroom were damaged in the blaze at Te Kura Maori O Porirua ...

Porirua school's van destroyed and classrooms damaged in suspicious fire.

Jury trial for meth charges

The Blenheim District Court.

She denies 13 charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, but admits 17 charges of offering to sell cannabis.

The graying use of green

Police seized seeds, plants, growing equipment and drug dealing paraphrenalia during a search of a 64-year-old's ...

A 64-year-old started growing dope because buying it was too expensive. He sold it to a "group of elderly clients".

Bar by cop shop burgled

The pair did not make it far after burgling Cortado Restaurant in Beckenham, right across the street from the Sydenham ...

Police had little work to do after a pair burgled a Christchurch bar – across the street from a police station.

Man 'drove at lake'

Police want to find a driver who gave a young man charged with attempted murder a lift.

Police have charged a man with attempted murder after an alleged attempt to drive a passenger into a lake.

Man's caliper weapon 'dumb'

Gordon Patrick Westerbaan was threatened after he "stood on some toes", even though he wasn't in the wrong, the court heard.

He stood on some toes so he removed parts of a pipe caliper to turn it into a weapon.

Boy racer fights licence suspension

The Blenheim District Court.

He left 50-metre skid marks on a state highway, but needs his licence for work.

Duke's a hazard on 45km chase

Police were forced to abandon their pursuit of Duke Dawson twice due to his dangerous driving.

Speeding driver Duke Catty Dawson fled police on four wheels, then two wheels, then two feet.

'I just lost my cool'

Roger James MacDonald  being led away by police following his arrest on December 19 after threatening to blow up the IRD ...

He threatened to blow up the IRD then drove 74km to its nearest office, forcing a full evacuation of a city building.

Caught with over 30 times limit

Being caught with 30 times more than the daily limit of paua landed a South Taranaki man in the dock.

A man convicted of collecting 314 paua told officials they were just for him to eat.

Drink driver's 10th conviction

Hastings man Michael Miele was caught driving drunk for the tenth time.

Judge refuses to grant bail to recidivist drink driver due to risk he poses.

Have you seen this hitch-hiker?

Police are hoping the public will help them find the hitch-hiker who assaulted a man.

Police are hoping the public can help find the hitch-hiker who beat a man and stole his car.

Arrest in eyewear heist

Police would like to speak to this man in relation to the burglary.

An estimated $8k worth of sunglasses was taken and one man is still wanted.

Drive-thru staff robbed

McDonald's in Huntly was robbed by three men at 3am on Tuesday.

Three men armed with hammers and bars robbed the McDonald's in Huntly at 3am.

Beaten senseless by his hitch-hiker

A man is in Hawke's Bay Hospital after the hitch-hiker he picked up attacked him near Wairoa.

Man left lying on Hawke's Bay highway after hitch-hiker he picked up beat him senseless and stole his car.

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