Keeping his family in the lifestyle they had become accustomed to has landed Twizel man Peter Blacklaws in prison.
A couple of hours trapped in grime ended Porou Wrathall's career in crime.
Stranger tackled alleged thief who made off with a shop owner's bag, containing a day's earnings.
A man jailed for threatening to kill the PM is a shadow of his former self after being released.
A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.
Three armed men burst into a Thames house this evening, shooting a teenaged girl, police say.
Survey finds "surprising decline" in marijuana use, possibly due to emergence of "legal highs".
Former bank employee who stole $400,000 is jailed for two years and seven months.
A bungling burglar is fined for 'battering' a fish and chip shop extractor vent he got stuck in.
A teenager has reported being sexually assaulted in an Auckland reserve last night.
A Hamilton man robbed a bank and Subway restaurant so he could feed his gambling habit.
Police abandon chase, but later track car down to find axe, LSD and methamphetamine in it.
Boy racer crackdown nabs driver clocked at 160kmh, drink-drivers and people doing burnouts.
Man admits crashing car while drunk, killing his female passenger.
Two men accused of attempting to shoot a man dead at a seaside community near Wellington plead not guilty.
Family fight back in alleged home invasion, taking the man's hammer and putting him in hospital.
The Waikato experienced no burglaries in 24 hours after the execution of a two-month investigation.
A former lawyer who misused $50,000 of client funds was also the victim of a $820,000 fraud.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Subway in Hamilton and a Postshop in Whangarei.
A man wanted in connection with a stabbing led police on a car chase along an Auckland motorway this afternoon before being arrested.
Held gun to worker before taking cash, tobacco
Man who wielded pistol at female dairy worker before making off with cash and tobacco still at large.
Police are considering appealing a decision not to jail a man found with more than 1000 child sexual abuse images.
A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed.
Man who beat his young sons until they pleaded for him to stop avoids a jail sentence.
Even before he gets to his sentencing, Norton Lindsay Adams has earned a month in custody.
Teen and his father given final chances when they appear separately before the same judge today.
Woman with "Robin Hood" attitude who stole more than $4m is jailed for more than four years.
A fifth person arrested after a series of drugs raids in the Ashburton area this week has been granted bail after an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
Teen been jailed for her part in an incident in which a Christchurch bus driver was beaten unconscious.
Block stars Loren and Tom Heaphy have turned crimebusters, spotting and pursuing a stolen car.