Crime

Man attacked with hammer

A police scene guard at a Nevada Dr, New Plymouth, address where a man was seriously assaulted on Sunday night.

"Extremely nasty assault" sees man hit in head three times, say police.

Fatal shooting: Arrest made

Police have arrested 23-year-old Bodi McKee in relation to a fatal shooting in Manurewa, south Auckland.

Bodi McKee, 23, arrested in south Auckland in relation to man's death.

Mt Eden prison, what next?

Mt Eden Prison has remained deserted since it was closed in 2011, but could become a tourist attraction.

It's been sitting empty for years, so do you have any ideas for what to do Mt Eden prison?

Stabbing victim stable video

A man remains in intensive care after being stabbed six times when a party turned into a street fight in Naenae on ...

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

Cops shut up shop

At least 23 community police stations and kiosks are being shut down.

23 community police bases are closing their doors, to the horror of victims of crimes.

Cold case gets supernatural turn

Chattrice Maihi-Carroll was murdered in her Napier home in 2005.

No one was convicted for killing Chattrice Maihi-Carroll, now her family are calling in help.

Man on the run

Jessie Arthur Heke-Gray has not been seen since Thursday.

Police are on the hunt for a man missing for two days who may be armed with a knife.

Kids, the court and a 'perfect storm'

An Oamaru father walked free this week after his children changed their mind about testifying against him.

An Oamaru father-of-seven accused of hitting his child walked free after his children refused to testify against him.

Police hunting for man video

Police are looking to speak with 23-year-old Bodi McKee in relation to a fatal shooting in Manurewa.

Family members of a man shot dead are travelling from all over New Zealand as police seek gunman.

Suspected clan lab in Bryndwr

Fire Services treated a man for methamphetamine contamination as a precaution after being called to Sandringham Pl, ...

Christchurch police are examining a suspected meth lab after being called to help a man who lived at the property.

DNA law overhaul video

DNA testing laws in New Zealand could be set for an overhaul.

Should everyone's DNA be held on a database so it that can be tested against crimes?

Two sought over Christchurch burglary

Police are looking for two people involved in a Christchurch burglary on Saturday morning.

Residents followed three would-be burglars from their house. One was caught, two got away.

'Someone is going to get killed'

Black market tobacco is costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year.

NZ's tobacco black market is costing millions of dollars each year, but no one wants to act on it.

'Police top brass under siege'

OPINION: High turnover, payroll blowout and community station closures - this is a police force that deals with its problems by turning in on itself.

Boy's presents torched

Rheuben Pedersen lost his birthday presents after the family car was set on fire.

He was about to turn 5, and all his presents were in the car ready for the big day. Then someone set it on fire.

Family fears for wanted man

Kyung Yup Kim is wanted in China but has spent five years behind bars here.

New Zealand wants to send back a resident wanted in China where he is a murder suspect - but he will keep fighting extradition.

Jail for importing meth

A woman jailed for importing methamphetamine used a prisoner to contact the supplier in Thailand.

A Rimutaka Prison inmate was the go-to guy for people wanting to import methamphetamine.

Custody law farcical: judge

Hundreds of inmates have had their release dates brought forward.

Judge says system full of pitfalls after Supreme Court ruling impacts hundreds of jail sentences.

Depressed farmer's cows starved

Kevin Groves, with his lawyer, leaves the Palmerston North courthouse after being sentenced for animal cruelty.

As a farmer fell into a pit of severe depression, his cows were starving to death.

French hitchhiker free after debts paid

French tourist Cedric Rault-Verpre has had his appearance at Christchurch District Court delayed pending the possibility ...

Tourist who trashed a West Coast road sign and stole a sleeping bag had his court costs paid by overseas donors.

Murdered over $200

Ronayne Dempsey has been found of guilty of murdering Bruce Mortimer at Nelson's Franklyn Village last year.

How did one man's plan to rob a morphine dealer turn into a tragedy?

Toddler's death: Murder charge laid

A woman has been charged over the death of a toddler in December 2015.

Woman, 65, charged with murder of 2-year-old boy in south Auckland.

Teen groped in broad daylight

The elderly man also kissed her and touched her chest, said the victim.

A man old enough to be her grandfather put his hand up the Wellington teenager's skirt in front of other bus passengers.

Postie fired for hoarding mail

West Aucklanders are finally getting thousands of mail items.

Some 2500 pieces of mail were found at the Auckland postie's house.

Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court.

Ross' cop shop to stay

Ross will be keeping its sole charge police station

A small community on the West Coast will keep its sole charge police station. 

Man forced child to watch porn

The judge said the man engineered opportunities to be alone with the victim.

Wellington man who abused his nine-year-old niece blamed stress and anxiety for the offending.

'Traumatised' by knife-wielding man

The man used a knife to threaten employees at the Challenge service station.

An aggravated robbery at a New Plymouth service service station has left victims traumatised but unhurt.

Police support community patrol for Cambridge

A Community Patrol  for Cambridge took a step forward with police supporting the concept. But costs for gear, such as a ...

Police are backing plans for a community patrol in Cambridge.

Meth 'snowman' jailed

Adam Wallace, 24, was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court to two years' and 10 months' jail for offering to ...

Technology enabled Adam Wallace to work as a methamphetamine dealer, but it was also his undoing.

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