Crime

Arrest after drug bust

aos

Thousands of dollars crystal methamphetamine was found at a Richmond home after police executed a search warrant.

Trio beaten in 'unprovoked attack'

CCTV footage from outside Hamilton restaurant.

A number of men seen outside a restaurant in Hamilton City may hold clues to an early morning attack that left three young men with serious injuries.

Burglar deported to NZ

Prison

A burglar deported from Australia immediately began cutting holes in NZ shopping mall roofs.

Lodge owner denied bail

Michael Harris

Lodge owner charged with indecently assaulting guests has been "tried by media", lawyer says.

Girl assaulted in toilet block

Police

A man has been charged with the indecent assault of an 8-year-old girl in a Matakana toilet.

Rape complainant 'intoxicated'

Court

Nelson student denies charge of raping Blenheim teen after she passed out drunk.

Stepdaughter 'advertised for sex'

Court

Man accused of setting up sexual liaisons for his stepdaughter with men on a dating website.

Broke grandma quits dealing in pot

sandra mcmahon

A grass-dealing granny who made millions selling pot is out of jail and says she's lost everything.

Knicker snatcher caught

Court

A Gore man can expect to be ostracised in the community after being convicted of stealing women's underwear.

Justice initiative seeks 'gentler society'

Victoria University logo

A restorative justice professorship has been created at Victoria University, paving the way for NZ to be a world leader in it.

Not guilty of attempted cop murder

Gavel

An Otara man who savagely beat a police officer has been found not guilty of attempted murder.

Pistol-wielding robber jailed

Sapati Junior Toleafoa

Man convicted for pointing pistol at victim's head and takingcash from his pocket.

'I think I may have hurt someone'

Jason William Baker and Shaun Robert Murray Innes

Murder accused allegedly sent text about "f...... up so bad" around the time of stabbing, court told.

Raped while sleeping

Court

The woman had gone to bed at a party - but woke up later to find the defendant raping her.

Robber's victims still fearful

Johnny Hone Tai

A man who robbed a bank and Subway has left his victims still fearful that he will return.

Dairy smashed open in ram raid

Ram raid

Ram-raiders smashed the front of an Auckland dairy early this morning.

Fatal 'martial arts' kick

Edwin linder

Mother haunted by homeless man's violent death, judge tells teenage killer.

Arrests after large police search

Police

Police arrest 16 people after searching more than 100 properties in Manawatu, Horowhenua.

Racist taunt apology

Sean Choi

Two brothers who taunted a Hamilton police officer outside a former legal highs store have apologised.

Murder accused seeks trial relocation

Yun

The man accused of murdering Cissy Chen is applying to have his trial moved out of Auckland.

Teen arrested after crime spree

Police

A 15-year-old boy has gone on a drunken crime spree, stealing two cars and crashing one of them.

Underworld exposed

A violent encounter that shone a light on Taranaki's underworld has ended in a jail sentence.

Judges only for rape trials - Nicholas

Louise Nicholas

Juries should not be part of sexual assault trials, anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas says.

Grandmother jailed for life

jail cell

Auckland woman sentenced for murdering a man by setting fire to him in his own bedroom.

$350k fraud admitted

gavel

Man convicted on 29 dishonesty charges involving about $350,000.

Franz Josef isolation 'best place for thief'

A Nelson teen who stole from a good Samaritan who took him into his home is now off to whitebait and ride helicopters in Franz Josef.

Man, 70, jailed for sex crimes

Justice

Man, 70, jailed for sexually violating children as a bus driver more than 30 years ago.

Art thief makes case for release

Gavel

A life-long criminal responsible for our biggest art heist is in court in a bid to be released from prison.

Priest pleads guilty

Alastair Aidan Kay

Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault ​on a male over 16.

Girl helps capture drive-by gunman

Police

Young girl's quick-thinking after gun pointed at her from car helps police identify and arrest man.

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