Crime

Mum denies giving son drug

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A woman alleged to have supplied Ritalin to her son says she wouldn't part with a drug she was addicted to.

Police re-open safe case

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Waikato police have reopened the investigation into the theft of drugs from an evidence safe at Huntly police station.

Teacher sold E at preschool

Ecstacy

Two Wanaka early-childcare teachers were deregistered after admitting buying and selling ecstasy at preschool.

Dunedin council car fraud pinned on manager

money, NZ dollars, cash

A report on the $1.5m car fleet fraud says former fleet manager, Brent Bachop, was 'at the centre'.

Three murder charges

CHARGES: Matthew Stevens.

Two men and a woman charged with murder of Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens.

Three arrests after Christchurch attack

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Three Timaru men police believe to be Mongrel Mob members, have been charged with grievous bodily harm after a man was seriously injured two weeks ago.

Dairy held up twice in 10 days

GUNPOINT ROBBERY: Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at the Gladstone dairy in Invercargill on December 18.

An Invercargill dairy has been held up for the second time in just 10 days.

Bungled robbery attempt

Will petrol prices take a plunge for the Christmas season?

Teen's attempt at robbing a Bulls petrol station notable for its naivety and lack of planning, lawyer says.

Phillip Smith escape report

Phillip Smith appears via video link from the Paremoremo maximum-security prison.

Lack of information sharing lead to convicted murderer being able to escape to Brazil, initial report finds.

Alleged king hit drops security guard

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An attack on a court guard is a frightening reality as budgets get tightened in the Ministry of Justice, union says.

Flashed by man on scooter

scooter

A man riding a push scooter stopped in front of two women, lifted his top, slapped his chest and then pulled his shorts down, exposing his genitals.

Racist cop quits

Jenny McNee

A Queenstown policewoman who told a taxi driver to "f... off to India" has resigned.

Teacher barred after indecent assault

Buller High School

Computer teacher stayed in touch with a pupil who had been expelled, then indecently assaulted him.

Fraudsters befriend elderly - police

fraud, elderly

Elderly people targeted by fraudsters pretending to be their friends, say police.

Pound heist dogs facing death

Amelia
Pritchard with
dogs Vixen
and Ruckus
who already
had four
complaints
against them
before
attacking a
runner.

Woman stopped by police with her dogs in her car following a heist from the Nelson pound loses bid to save them.

What prisoners are eating this Christmas

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: An example of the meal that will be served to NZ's prisoners on December 25.

It's not exactly turducken and champagne, but those behind bars will be having a special festive meal this holiday.

Conman's rise and fall

IN THE DOCK: Tony Mount –
jailed this week
after being
found guilty in
October of 74
counts of fraud.

Tony Mount's world came crashing down this week after he was jailed for ripping off clients. Stacey Knott investigates his downfall.

'Disrespect' led to street brawl

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A youth who laughed at three street gang members who were blocking his way triggered a brawl with weapons and pot plants.

Phillip John Smith factsheet released

COURT APPEARANCE: Phillip Smith.

A judge has released a heavily redacted police summary of facts in the case of Phillip John Smith.

Ambo sex assaults earn 14.5 yrs jail

Former ambulance officer Christopher Roger King, 48, in Napier District Court facing the original charges against him.

Former paramedic who sexually assaulted patients in his ambulance has been jailed for 14.5 years.

New charge in workplace death

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Manslaughter charge laid over the death of Auckland man Gordon Hona at a Foodstuffs warehouse.

Grinches take TV and biscuits

Kairanga School pupils are sad a large television, and laptop computers, have been stolen. From left, Meghan Lagah, 11, Laura Barnes, 10, Connor Edwards, 13, Jordyn Gloyn, 11 – who is holding what’s left of the TV, Thomas Dunn-Hall, 10, and Bradley Fetham, 12.

Christmas grinch thieves stole electronics and the primary school kids' party food.

Obscene material lands man in court

mobile phone

A Nelson man has been found guilty of possessing of "disgusting and abhorrent" material.

Younger men use violence

Domestic violence.

An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members - "mostly mums".

Caught red-handed: chase lasts 20km

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Even after his vehicle was allegedly rammed three times, a home owner chased two men for more than 20km. 

Wool bales stolen from farms

Wool, Invercargill

A human ''wolf'' has targeted sheep’s clothing, with 35 wool bales missing from two Akaroa farms.

Phillip Smith names Corrections officer

PHILLIP SMITH: Pleaded not guilty to escaping custody.

Murderer Phillip Smith tells police the name of Department of Corrections officer he claims helped him get a passport and escape to Brazil.

Kiwi arrested in drug bust

Gotcha: citizens arrest helped by technology.

Auckland man arrested after raids here and in Australia target heroin trafficking syndicate, police say.

Alleged paedophile to face charges

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Judge rejects bid by former Catholic brother to overturn Justice Minister’s decision to grant extradition to Australia.

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized

Hawke's Bay cannabis plants

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized a Hawke's Bay property.