Crime

Huntly murder accused named

Peter Pomare Hepi

Name suppression lifted for eighteen-year-old father of two charged with the murder of a Huntly man.

I failed my Jojo: Dad

Faizal Kalim

The last thing Faizal Kalim said to his toddler before she went missing with her mum was a promise to keep her safe.

Facebook page nabs teen

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A teenage shop lifter has been arrested in Otorohanga thanks to a police Facebook page and help from the public.

Further remand for alleged driver

The alleged driver of a car involved a fatal crash in South Canterbury last month has been further remanded without plea.

Man hit by car at boat ramp

Police

A man has been arrested after another man was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle at a Waikato boat ramp.

Snake, lizards found in mail

Lilly

An attempt to smuggle live reptiles into New Zealand has been sniffed out by a crafty beagle named Lilly.

Sex pest denied parole

Cameron Stuart Hore

Sex predator denied parole after expressing wish to remain in contact with prison pals.

Youth aid for fire-starters

Richie Law

Two 11-year-old boys who started fire that ripped through Wither Hills Farm Park, Blenheim, are referred to police youth aid section.

Killer's guilty plea relieves

Court

The family of an Opunake man stabbed to death have welcomed a guilty plea from his killer.

$70k of emergency equipment stolen

Police

Tool boxes, generators and 540 blankets stolen from Civil Defence facility during break-in.

'Bodies in car overnight'

Juwairiyah 'Jojo' Kalim

Murder-accused allegedly stayed night at co-accused man's house with bodies of mother and daughter in his car, court heard.

Jail for police taunter

sam lake

Man who taunted police on Facebook sentenced to six months in jail for breaching home detention.

Beer bandit wheels away 100 litres

The Villas beer thief

A Christchurch restaurant is left out of pocket after an alleged thief swipes two beer kegs from the premises overnight.

Pricey stolen goods traded for drugs

Jail likely for North Canterbury man who grew cannabis in a room accessible by his three young kids.

Multiple men charged with rape

Justice

Three bailed with no-alcohol clause after five men were charged with raping woman on same day.

Hit-and-run: 'Who could do that?'

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Alaina Samuels watched in horror as her husband was run over and killed in front of her.

Sex attack info sought

crime scene

Police appeal for witnesses after a Hamilton woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted by two men.

Man killed in work fight identified

Police

Father of seven Gordon Puketapu Hona identified as man who died after a suspected fight in south Auckland.

Woman's bravery praised after bashing

Court

Man jailed for more than three years for "cowardly" domestic assault that cracked his partner's vertebrae.

Kilbirnie storage fire trial date set

Kilbirnie storage fire

The man accused of causing multi-million dollar loss in a fire at a Kilbirnie storage facility is expected to stand trial in December.

Bag-snatch hero's visit

Lucy Knight

Good Samaritan Lucy Knight's recovery is on track after she was able to spend the weekend at home with her family.

Plants for school fair taken

plants

A Christchurch school is on the look out after the heist of hundreds of plants set aside for fair.

MP investigate camp altercation

New Zealand Defence Force

Military police are investigating altercation at Burnham Army Camp that ended in a soldier being taken to Christchurch Hospital.

'Wanted' man taunts police

sam lake

"I need a new mugshot," he said. "Let us help," police replied. What happens when the cops get cheeky.

Complainant 'not contacted'

Roast Busters

A year on, police say they're still ''gathering information'' on teen gang the Roast Busters.

Baby death inquiry

Soul Turany

Detectives try to piece together how an infant suffered fatal injuries at a rural Canterbury property in August.

Diplomat due back to face charges

The Malaysian diplomat accused of a sex assault is due back in New Zealand next week.

Hager fundraising goes global

Nicky Hager

US press freedom group offers support for Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager, raising more than $12,000.

Suspicous death at warehouse

Police

Man dies after apparent fight at a Foodstuffs warehouse in south Auckland.

Crash charges possible

Cameron presland

Charges are being considered after lengthy investigation into fatal crash on a Dunedin motorway five months ago.

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