Crime

Alleged killer still on run

ON RUN: Teenaged murder-accused Beauen Wallace-Loretz is being sought by police.

Police have still not found alleged killer Beauen Wallace-Loretz who disappeared after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Drummer bashed by mystery thug

Wellingtonian Jacob Van Hulst, 38, needed surgery after being beaten up on upper Cuba St.

Jacob Van Hulst will need metal plates in his face after an early morning attack.

Man shot at Otago house

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Man seriously injured when shot in Otago, with suspect arrested.

Recent gang shootings trigger fears

Gunmen on the loose: Norrie St residents saw a major police presence after a recent shooting which left one man dead.

Gang-related shootings in the Waikato have made residents fear they'll be targeted, but a gang expert says that's unlikely. Gang violence tends to stay in gangs.

Watson's freedom bid

Scott Watson leaving Blenheim District Court in 1998.

Convicted double murderer Scott Watson is preparing a fresh bid for freedom.

Murder-accused on the run

ON RUN: Teenaged murder-accused Beauen Wallace-Loretz is being sought by police.

Teenaged murder-accused still on the run after fleeing Auckland home just two minutes ahead of police.

Online appeal uncovers huge stash

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The theft of a rare motorbike led police to a Geraldine house "kitted out" with goods taken from all over Canterbury. 

'I'm addicted to streaking' video

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A streaker at the Four Nations Rugby League match between the New Zealand Kiwi's and England played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Streaking is ‘an addiction and a habit' for Ephraim McIntyre.

Ram raid caught on CCTV video

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Auckland liquor store owner left out of pocket after a ram raid burglary in which nearly $4000 of alcohol was taken.

Employee accused of fraud

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Man accused of defrauding a construction company of more than $100,000 has been released on bail.

Kidnap-accused appear in court

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Four suspects charged for their roles in two alleged kidnappings appear in Rotorua District Court.

Man sent images of genitals to 'teen'

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A Palmerston North man plead guilty to sending images of his genitals to an Australian police officer pretending to be a 13-year-old girl.

Speeding driver caught again

Driver clocked at 171kmh on Wednesday was caught behind the wheel by police the following day.

Truck driver misses court date

Crews working to remove the truck from the motorway.

Truck driver whose rig plunged off an Auckland motorway fails to show up in court.

Cash, guns, P seized in raids

A pump action sawn-off shotgun is the most popular grey market gun, according to Associate Professor Philip Alpers.

A crackdown on methamphetamine saw armed police seize shotguns in raids in Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

Sex tape facts disputed

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Experts disagree about spycam used by man to record himself having sex with a former girlfriend.

Police car torched

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A parked police car has been set on fire in Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

Security boost to victims' homes

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The Government will boost security in the homes of domestic violence victims, installing alarms and strengthening doors and windows.

Lundy samples properly handled: police

Inspector Ross Grantham was a detective sergeant and officer in charge of the first investigation into the Lundy case.

Police officer in charge of investigation defends his handling of samples from Lundy's shirt.

Lundy laptop not examined: police

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A laptop to be used by Christine Lundy at their home was overlooked by police.

Name suppression lapses

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One of the men charged with iron bar attack named as Shaynen Zonneveld.

Mad driver terrifies tourist

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Terrified tourist gets out of car before a driver is clocked at 171kmh and tries to outrun police.

Seven arrests in alleged kidnapping

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Seven men arrested in suspected kidnapping and thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods recovered.

Police bust nets drugs, firearms

Police recovered 6946 cannabis plants during the search of 57 properties across the Waikato.

A haul of illegal drugs and firearms were found after a Waikato wide police drug operation.

Sepuloni will be back

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Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni will be reinstated to her role as the party's social development spokeswoman once her mother is sentenced for benefit fraud.

Murderer claims trial was unfair

SENTENCED: Nikki Roper, seen here in court in 2013, was found guilty of murdering Alexis Tovizi  in 2010.

Nikki Roper, jailed for life over the 2010 murder of Alexsis Tovizi, appeals conviction.

Date set for Blessie murder trial

Man charged with murdering Auckland woman Blesilda Gotingco to go to trial in April.

Carrying Tasers urged

CAUTION: Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

Police association calls for Tasers to be routinely carried after officer was mauled by dog.

Stolen car in 35 minute pursuit

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Police abandon 35 minute chase along an Auckland motorway due to safety concerns.

Farmer avoids jail over eco offences

Tuamarina dairy farmer Philip Woolley

Marlborough farmer called New Zealand's "most recidivist" offender, narrowly escapes stint in jail.

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