Crime

Jail possible over tax fraud

The Palmerston North courthouse.

Manawatu man may go to jail for failing to pay nearly $140,000 of income tax.

Man admits 'buying' child porn

Matthew Garland Kelly, 22, has admitted 16 charges relating to the sexual abuse or objectification of children.

Christchurch man paid an Auckland woman $300 to send him a video of her sexually violating a toddler.

Aussie deportee sentenced

Haimona Justin Tawhi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for historical sex offences.

The man was deported from Australia and faced historical sex charges when he returned to New Zealand.

Walmsley draws Burrett comparisons

Frank Russell Walmsley, at the High Court at Timaru, was sentenced to 22 years' imprisonment on Friday.

Frank Walmsley's sexual abuse of teenagers in his care 'not quite as severe' as disabled child abuse.

Principal, paedophile, prisoner

Former principal and convicted peadophile Bruce Darroch in court.

"Look me in the eyes," victim challenges the convicted paedophile in court.

Nurse groomed teenage boy

The nurse showered his teenage patient with gifts, which included a stereo, laptop, cash, hair-colouring product, ...

The Waikato nurse will have restricted access to patients under the age of 18 for two years.

'Numbness' after Walmsley sentence video

Frank Russell Walmsley at the High Court in Timaru before his sentencing regarding charges of sexual abuse against ...

Frank Walmsley investigator hopes the sentence will provide comfort for the victims.

'It's just so disrespectful'

Roadside memorials for Arscott, Wellbourn, and Billingsley, have been stolen or destroyed five times in 14 years.

The crosses on the highway were meant to honour three crash victims. But they've been stolen for the fourth time.

Copper thieves force club closure

Copper pipes from under the Tokoroa Bowling Club have been stolen forcing its temporary closer.

The Tokoroa Bowling Club has been forced to temporarily shut after copper pipes were stolen from under its clubrooms.

Ogre of Oamaru sentenced

Frank Russell Walmsley at the High Court in Timaru before his sentencing regarding charges of sexual abuse against ...

A former Child, Youth and Family caregiver has been jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing teenagers in his care.

House arson to deal with ‘evil energy’

Firefighters spent several hours mopping up after fire ripped through the Lyttelton property on May 30.

A man says he destroyed his father's house in a fire "to rid the property of evil energy".

Tinder rapist sentenced

Tinder rapist Amitesh Deepak Kumar, 32, at sentencing in Wellington District Court.

A Wellington man who set a "trap" for his Tinder date has been jailed for seven years.

'I accept that I am guilty'

A psychologist started a relationship with an inmate after counselling and his release.

She was working as a psychologist for Corrections when she became close to an inmate. Then it all went wrong.

'Bear' destroyed for attacking man

Phillip McLean suffered serious leg injuries after being attacked by Bear the dog.

Bear the dog should have been muzzled while out in public, but attacked a man after his owner lost control.

Jogger grabbed from behind

The man, described as being about 185cm and of solid build, grabbed the girl from behind and pulled her towards him.

The Napier teenager broke away from the burly man after a short struggle.

Walmsley's victims haunted

Frank Russell Walmsley, 57, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing children in his ...

Victims of Frank Walmsley's rapes and violations say his crimes torture them years later.

Fisherman fined, loses boat

150316. News. Fishery Officers inspected a group of divers on the north coast of Kaikoura in possession of excess and ...

He was caught taking undersized lobsters, and went on to commit the same offence two days later.

Thieves fish $1000 from green fees

Waitoa golf course president and greenkeeper Frank Plieger stands beside the club's green fee drop-box which has been ...

Thieves have devised a cunning way to steal the green fees from an Oamaru golf club run by elderly volunteers.

Man denies murder charge

Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found dead near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

A Christchurch man accused of bashing and burning the body of Marcus Luke Tucker has pleaded not guilty.

'We weren't allowed to arrest'

On August 30, 1957, Maureen Fenton was the 155th New Zealand policewoman sworn in.

Maureen Fenton joined the police force in 1957, and it was a different world back then.

'She loved, she cared, she shone'

Heidi Renee Pryor, 37, had lived in Wellington for more than a decade.

Heidi Pryor "didn't have a bad bone in her body", but she was killed in a Wellington home.

Man shot in Tauranga

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot.

Police are appealing for information after a man was treated for a gunshot wound at Tauranga Hospital.

Beware: IRD scam

Blenheim businesswoman Lorna Whitehead wants to warn people about a phone scam.

The caller claims to be from IRD and says the police are about to arrive.

Rape accused appears in court

Police canvassed the area around Waihemo St, Porirua, after an allegedly brutal home invasion and rape.

Wellington man, 40, charged with "nasty" sex attack kept his head down in court.

Farmer nicks neighbour's cows

A group of Hereford/Fresian cows were at the centre of a theft case involving a Mangaweka farmer.

A Manawatu farmer has failed to overturn his theft conviction for stealing a neighbour's cows.

Where's Sara's body?

Sara Neithe was 30 years old when she disappeared.

Mark Pakenham walked free from prison this week. The woman he killed remains missing.

Early morning sexual attack

Police are investigating a sex attack in central Wellington.

Police investigating a second attack in central Wellington doubt the incidents are linked.

'I hit them for God'

A born-again Christian's biblically-inspired canings amounted to assault with a weapon, the Timaru District Court heard ...

"I follow the Bible and the Bible overrules laws, I'm afraid," says dad who caned kids. But a judge disagreed.

Homegrown terror: 'Isis is here'

Imran Patel appears for sentencing.

One man dragged from Auckland US Consulate yelling 'Isis is here', another sent terror videos to local muslims.

Wrong arrest, now say sorry

The former police dog handler suffered dog bites, cuts and bruises during the arrest.

A former police dog handler wants compensation and an apology after he was wrongly arrested.

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