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Housing NZ suing over 'fake' invoices

Labour's Phil Twyford says Housing NZ's woes are a symptom of the Government's privatisation programme.

Sub-contractor alleged to have invoiced agency for maintenance work that was never carried out.

Community hub looted

Friendship House chief executive Neil Denney was disappointed to find the centre had been vandalised over the summer break.

Vandals "stole from their own community" by vandalising a much-loved neighbourhood hub.

'Fake' psychiatrist denied bail

Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui outside Hamilton District Court after a previous appearance.

Man who falsified qualifications to remain in prison until at least March.

'I just want to get out of here'

Police have raided the Head Hunters' gang pad in Christchurch.

Christchurch woman cannot find a buyer for her home after the Head Hunters moved in next door.

Woman charged in relation to Te Atatu murder

Woman charged with accessory to burglary connected to death of Auckland grandmother

A woman has appeared in court charged with assisting the alleged murderer of a 69-year-old grandmother with a burglary.

Tourist, 77, charged after crash

A 77-year-old United States tourist said he failed to stop at a crash near Queenstown, where he clipped a man and a three-year-old boy travelling on a motorised bike, because he wanted to get his cellphone and friends to help.

Man chased down by visiting Aussie cop after allegedly leaving crash scene says he was going for help.

Teen murderer paroled

Natalie Fenton has been given parole 17 years after murdering Raymond Mullins

Natalie Fenton was just 15 when she, her sister and a friend committed a sustained and brutal attack on a man.

Police track down stolen courier van

Police are on the hunt for a stolen courier van taken from Cromwell early Wednesday morning.

Man to appear in Oamaru Court today in relation to unlawful taking of a courier van in Cromwell, Central Otago.

Te Atatu murder-accused named

Murder victim Cunxiu Tian who was killed in an apparent "burglary gone wrong" in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland.

Teen accused of sexually violating and murdering woman named as 19-year-old Jaden Lee Stroobant.

Crim pleads not guilty for raft of charges

Dean Wayne Whakatau has entered not guilty to all charges against him.

Rotorua man facing charges of abduction, unlawful sexual connection and burglary enters not guilty pleas.

Warehouse shoplifting, as advertised

Five people were in court charged with shoplifting from The Warehouse.

Overseas tourists appear to be stealing from the retailer using a method which is "advertised" online.

'Despicable' absinthe bender

A Christchurch man who drank a bottle of absinthe while on a stag-do in Queenstown before threatening several members of the public has been called "despicable" by a judge.

Drunk and abusive, Shane Devanney was put in a cell. That's when it got really disgusting.

Fugitive gives himself up

Ihaka Paul, 26, who grew up in Wairoa, was arrested after being surrounded inside a house in Carroll St, Frasertown.

Ihaka Paul has surrendered to police after being surrounded in a house in Frasertown.

Trial for attempted murder accused begins

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Three men appear to be having a friendly laugh in a shop. Only two are able to walk out.

Driver six times over breath-alcohol limit

A Wanaka man has been sentenced for recording a breath alcohol level over six times the legal limit.

Wanaka man sentenced after crashing into tree while six times over legal breath-alcohol limit.

Tourist sentenced for causing crash

A tourist from the United States has been sentenced for causing this two-car crash at Gibbston Valley, near Queenstown, on January 30.

Tourist ordered to pay almost $4000 to two victims after causing car crash near Queenstown.

Aussie cop chases hit-and-run driver

Police investigate the scene of a crash between a car and a bicycle while a 3-year-old, who was on the back of the bike, is treated by ambulance officer.

Off-duty Aussie cop chases down driver who hit a motorised bicycle, injuring the rider and 3-year-old passenger, then drove away.

Man throws chair at ex-partner

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A Blenheim man repeatedly punched his ex-partner, threw a chair at her, and broke their daughter's Christmas present.

Offender's 'desire for vengeance'

David Benjamin Carline groped a 61-year-old woman as she walked to work across the Claudelands bridge in Hamilton on April 22 last year.

"Recidivist sexual predator" deemed too risky to be allowed back into the community.

Naked man near school

Police have warned Tawa Intermediate School staff and parents after a naked man was spotted in a van near the school.

Parents warned after children say they saw a naked man in a van near a school in Tawa.

Fraudster stole $170k

Angela Paynter, right, speaks to her lawyer, Louise Denton, outside Christchurch District Court on Tuesday.

Fraudster Angela Wendy Paynter, 52, hopes to avoid jail by tapping into KiwiSaver to pay reparation.

Driver charged over student death

A 27-year-old has been charged with excess blood alcohol, causing the death of a young woman.

A relative has been charged with causing the death of a young woman after allegedly drink driving.

Man sorry for Winz threat

Police arrest Mitchell Shane Moulton in Ferry Rd, Christchurch, after he threatened Work and Income staff.

Man wants to apologise to Work and Income staff he threatened with firearm outside their Christchurch office.

Man threatens to shoot at Wellington City Council

A man being arrested by police after allegedly threatening to shoot people in the Wellington City Council reception area.

A man walked into the Council reception and threatened to shoot.

Residents band together to catch crims

Lees Pakaraka Road residents are sick and tired of being targeted by rural burglars and are going to set up cameras at both ends of the road. Residents David Holmes and Roger Ternent want to see these criminals caught.

Residents of a rural Masterton Road are setting up cameras to catch criminals targeting their properties.

'Mr Asia' lawyer dies

Eb Leary

Long-time defence lawyer and colourful Auckland character Eb Leary dies after battle with cancer.

Mt Eden flasher: 'It wasn't me'

An Auckland professional is appealing his sentence and conviction for doing an indecent act.

An Auckland professional convicted of flashing the same woman twice continues protesting his innocence.

Woman denies P lab risk to kids

Police investigate after finding a suspected clandestine lab on McGregor's Rd, Christchurch.

Woman denies she endangered children found living alongside suspected Christchurch methamphetamine (P) lab.

321 Facebook threats

Eight people have been charged under section 22 of the Harmful Digital Communications Act.

Woman "feared for her safety" after ex-employee sent her 321 threatening messages and images on Facebook.

Not guilty plea in Hutt murder case

Police near the Upper Hutt scene where Sherena Williams and her brother Damien suffered knife wounds. Sherena Williams later died in hospital.

Sherena Williams punched a man who had cut her brother, and then she was stabbed in the neck.

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