Serious assault in Queenstown

Police want to identify the man in the dark top and skinny jeans seen in this photo.

A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.

Arrest after Stratford death video

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Woman found dead in Taranaki house a much-loved member of the community, resident says.

'Animal control officer' steals dog

The stuffed Doberman that was listed for sale on eBay.

Two men could be working together to impersonate animal control officers and steal dogs.

Serious incident in Stratford

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Taranaki police have been dealing with a serious incident at a Stratford property.

'Enough evidence'


The men suspected of murdering Kiwi backpacker Nick Heyward in Argentina will go to trial.

Teen in court over Waikanae assault

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Teenager pleads guilty to four charges over assault of elderly couple in theri Kapiti Coast home.

Teens flee cops in stolen car

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Four Waikato girls are being investigated in relation to a spate of car thefts in Auckland.

Creepy couple unmasked video

WANTED COUPLE: Police would like to speak to the masked pair seen intimidating people in Auckland parks recently.

A mystery couple who alarmed Auckland park-goers by appearing in masks have come forward to police.

Fraudsters' parole hearing deferred

Wayne Douglas and Neal Nicholls, left to right.

Jailed finance directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas have had their first parole hearings deferred after an error was made with their eligibility dates.

He built a house, then burnt it

EMPTY SHELL: The Featherston, Wairarapa home burned down by Timothy Grindlay.

Man who built a house with his ex-wife set fire to it, then sat on the lawn drinking wine and watching it burn.

Man sent threatening emails

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Christchurch man with "strong" political views admits threatening to put victims' heads on poles.

New laser camera cracks crime video

Police test new forensics laser

A new crime-scene camera collects almost a million laser data points per second and can generate a 100 gigabyte 3D image in seconds.

Repeat drink-driver sentenced

Leslie Paaka appeared in Porirua court to face charges relating to a police chase.

While waiting to be sentenced for causing a crash Leslie Gypsy Paaka headed out again in a car after drinking.

Woman admits tax evasion

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Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.

Rugby prospects save Li from conviction

Blues wing Tevita Li has been discharged without conviction for a drink driving offence.

Caught drink driving, Blues player with All Blacks potential has learnt his lesson, judge says.

High-speed chase abandoned

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A motorcyclist wearing boardshorts and a singlet led police on a high-speed chase through Hamilton.

Girl allegedly sexually assaulted

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Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in South Auckland.

Jail threat after drinking conviction

Experts have again warned about the dangers of teenagers drinking.

Woman reportedly said she intended to stay drunk until her next court appearance.

Tyre slashing incidents under investigation

Avenal Street resident Alleshia Adams with one of the two tyres on her car that were slashed overnight.

Owner of one of 18 cars with slashed tyres says the damage left her out of pocket and unable to attend work.

Tourist convicted

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Man who left a hard drive with over 50,000 child abuse images on it at Wellington airport sentenced in UK.

Jailed after courthouse escape

Shane Archbold, 36, escaped the Christchurch Court House through an unlocked door.

A prisoner who escaped from the Christchurch courthouse through an unlocked door has been jailed.

Rapist handed 13 yrs

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Tararua man who inflicted two nights of rape, terror on woman sentenced to 13 years.

Use of ring 'deliberately cruel'

THREE-LEGGED: Garfield has had his leg amputated after a tiny rubber ring was found around his paw.

It would have taken special pliers and two people to force on the docking ring which cost Garfield his leg.

Poor driving lands tourist $1k fine

The Lindis Pass close to where the altercation took place.

An Aussie driver whose keys were taken by a highway vigilante on the Lindis Pass has been fined.

Mt Maunganui marae fire suspicious

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A blaze that destroyed part of a marae overnight is being treated as suspicious by police.

Alleged escapee remains behind bars

BEHIND BARS: Michael Campbell.

A Hamilton man who allegedly escaped from court cells using a swipe card has had one of his charges withdrawn.

Fleeing drivers evade police pursuits

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Police investigate whether two separate car chases in Hamilton overnight are linked.

Surprise guilty plea

Jesse Ryder was hospitalised after an assault in Christchurch.

A builder has admitted his role in an attack on cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar.

Arson targets school carving

DAMAGED: A Maori carving due to be revealed at Whangaparaoa College today was set on fire earlier this week.

An Auckland school is reeling after its newly installed Maori carving was set on fire.

Tyre-slashing spree

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Teens aged 13 and 14 have been accused of slashing tyres on 18 cars overnight.

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