'Anger and hurt' at wrongful conviction

Former Spazio Casa director Paulo Cozzolino has now sold up and left New Zealand.

Mum acquitted after boss of upmarket bathroom chain got her jailed for theft.

Knifepoint robbery at liquor store

A Hamilton liquor store was robbed by two men, who escaped with a box of bourbon.

A Hamilton liquor store was robbed by two men armed with a knife.

Jail rape victim 'transgender'

Police are investigating allegations of rape at the Serco-run prison in Wiri.

Police investigating allegation of sexual assault at a Serco-run prison in Auckland.

Australian crims: 'Send them home'

Australian criminals serving time in New Zealand prisons are allowed to stay after completing their sentences if they've held a residence visa for 10 years or more.

The welcome mat is being rolled out for some Australian criminals serving time in New Zealand prisons, despite their Kiwi counterparts being sent back in droves.

Do you know this man?

CCTV footage of the man believed to have robbed a Caltex in Rotorua.

The sole attendant at a Caltex service station was uninjured in the robbery of the store on Friday night.

Activists in court for office storming

Maori land rights protestor John Wanoa appeared in Auckland District Court

Self-proclaimed Maori land activists who seized Auckland office will spend weekend in jail.

Serial rapist 'unchecked for 20 years'

Stephen Wallace.

No one knows how many victims are still out there.

Police probe two Tinder attacks

Mobile dating app Tinder allows people to swipe through profiles of other registered users nearby to find a "match" - enabling them to chat privately and arrange a meeting.

Two women have been attacked by men they met via the Tinder app on dates in New Brighton and Sumner .

Police seek man over fraud charges

Wellington police are seeking Christian Smith, AKA Christopher Stanley Sanford and Christopher Raymond Mish-Wills, on a warrant in connection with various fraud charges.

Police seek man accused of a 6-month crime spree in Wellington.

Wallace a tormented individual

Gateway Church have created a dedicated phone line for those who may be victims of Stephen Wallace.

There was a stark difference between the man Stephen Wallace was and the man he wanted to be.

Manslaughter verdict from one punch

Hariboy Hetaraka is on bail pending sentencing for manslaughter.

Hariboy Hetaraka's claim of self-defence has failed against a manslaughter charge.

A victim tells his tale

An alleged victim tells his tale.

Stephen Wallace's death revealed the devastation he left behind.

Man and woman shoot at police video

Police officers were shot at and a police car was damaged in a collision after two people failed to stop at a routine checkpoint in West Auckland.

Officers took cover behind a police car as a man and woman opened fire in Auckland.

Man admits shooting officer

Zeb Lee Sonny McCallion.

Man accused of 23 charges, including shooting a police officer, has pleaded guilty.

Cannabis haul seized

Police seized around 500 cannabis plants from a growing operation in Cambridge.

A tip-off has led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man in Cambridge following the seizure of 500 cannabis plants.

Man loses $45,000 in scam

A Canterbury man was duped out of $45,000 by a woman who befriended him on Facebook.

Man loses $45,000 after falling for elaborate romance scam on Facebook.

Judge: 'You'll be a bunny boy'

Generic hamilton district court

Judge warns offender of the rough treatment he could face in jail.

'Phantom' finally admits to swindle

Loizos Michaels, pictured before being sent to prison. He will not have a chance at being released for another two years.

Man who conned millions out of notable New Zealanders says he's sorry.

'Island justice' for face slasher


Man who slashed the face of another was himself badly beaten on remote island.

Drunk drive ends at police station

Two police stations sustained damage by alleged drunk drivers early on Thursday morning.

After smashing a window with his car keys, man waits in police yard for officers to arrive.

Boys endure years of violence

Shahidan Nisha was sentenced to eight years and nine months jail for the ongoing abuse of two young boys and an elderly man.

Caregiver burned boy's tongue with hot spoon, cheek with heated poker and forced him to eat hot chilli peppers.

PM 'should hang head in shame'

Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith escaped to Brazil after a series of system failures, a report has found.

The sister of the man murdered by Phillip John Smith is calling for heads to roll.

Burglary rise brings police warning

Otangarei neighbourhood policing team Sergeant John Larkin and Tikipunga Countdown manager Paul Ah Chong talk about ways to prevent shoplifting in the store.

Since June this year there has been an increase in burglaries and vehicle crime in several Whangarei suburbs.

Break-ins come at a cost for Sallies

Captain Dale McFarlane is appalled that Porirua Salvation Army has been burgled several times in recent months.

The Salvation Army in Porirua has been hit several times by burglars recently.

No charges for debt collector

Police outside debt collecting firm Ironclad Securities earlier this year.

Debt collecting firm with gang links will not face charges after police investigation.

Plea for return of stolen lecture notes

Bryony Vickers, whose bags, including a laptop and crucial lecture notes, were stolen from her car at Hagley Park on October 1.

Bryony Vickers lost personal possessions when her car was broken into but she wants her lecture notes back.

Killer denied parole

Jason Craig Mackrell has been denied parole.

A Christchurch man who raped two elderly women and murdered one of them has been refused parole after 18 years in jail.

Failures enabled escape

Smith fled last November after leaving Waikato's Spring Hill prison on temporary work release.

Series of failures acted as "links in a chain" to allow murderer and paedophile to escape overseas.

Cold winter sparks firewood thefts

Firewood was on hot demand this winter.

Police have logged dozens of firewood thefts across Otago and Southland.

Imported ephadrine could have made $5m of meth

Four people have been sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison after importing 65kg of ephedrine.

An Auckland man has been jailed for importing drugs used to make methanphetamine.

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