Crime

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

John Fagan

Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Driver picked up 'shaken' teen'

Police

Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.

Paper man attacked

Police

A newspaper delivery contractor in Marton has been assaulted and has had his vehicle stolen.

'As low as you can get'

Pair target rest homes and elderly, stealing thousands of dollars in a burglary spree.

Teen sentenced for sheep slaughter

Sheep

Tararua teenager gets community work for his part in the slaughter of pregnant ewes.

Bag-snatch hero walks

Lucy Knight

Lucy Knight is slowly recovering from her serious head injury, taking her first steps unaided.

'Risk to community'

Jai Tamaroa Edwards

Man who fatally stabbed another man 11 years ago has been declined parole.

Conviction catches up with lawyer

Justice

A Dunedin lawyer has been suspended for a dishonesty conviction against her almost eight years ago.

Car clocked at 186kmh

Police

Southland police abandoned a pursuit after a Ford Falcon was clocked at 186kmh.

Dad calls for answers

Hamilton man Norm Palmer believes more could have been done by police to save his son’s life in 2012.

Norm Palmer believes police could have saved son's life if they'd performed CPR on him.

Foster mum in dock still loves kids

Court

A foster mother accused of beating and neglecting CYF children in her care says she still loves them.

Refugee loses right to appeal

Court

A refugee allegedly linked to a notorious mass drowning off Indonesia has had his leave to appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court, but will still fight against extradition.

Dive firm pleads not guilty

Poor Knights

Director of a charter company whose boat propeller killed a diver in Northland enters two not guilty pleas in Whangarei District Court.

Teen charged for fire

Inglewood fire

Teen charged with arson after fire at Inglewood swimming pool that caused $100,000 in damage.

Car thief attempts swim to freedom

Police

A short-lived car chase turned aquatic this morning when who police officers swam after an alleged car thief.

Free pizzas lead to murder

Court

Fight turned deadly when a man grabbed a steak knife and stabbed his friend, court told.

Punched to the ground

Police

Elderly woman in Napier is punched to the ground after asking a cyclist to give way to her.

'I'm going to put you in a hole'

Court

A man broke a woman's back and stomped on her head during a vicious domestic assault.

'I need a drink to get out of bed'

Daniel Andrew McNally

Man who slugged sex abuser Graham Capill wants help for alcoholism.

Speedster busted from the sky

Police

Eagle-eyed light pilot helps police find car that had fled from them at high speed.

'He was driving like an imbecile'

Police

Police horrified by alleged drink driver who could barely walk when he was stopped.

Cop killer's cars, property seized

Skinner

Police reportedly seize property, cars, jewellery once belonging to a man who murdered undercover police officer Don Wilkinson.

Home detention for horse trainer

Horse racing generic

A horse trainer and selector for the Olympics has been sentenced to home detention for tax fraud.

Robbed at gunpoint

auckland robbery strap

An Auckland liquor store has been held up at gun point by two men.

Cots set up for snatched baby

Baby Nadine

In Otahuhu, a young woman excitedly told her landlord she expecting twin boys.

'Very positive' for Lucy Knight

Lucy Knight

The mother-of-six who was attacked helping during a violent bag-snatching has spoken to her children.

Shots reported at domestic incident

Armed police

Armed police were called to a domestic incident in Kainga where reportedly three shots were heard.

Benefit fraudster still in denial

Natasha Blackburn

A woman who defrauded the taxpayer of more than $100,000 still denies any wrongdoing.

Information sought on robberies

Wallet, cash

Thieves confronted staff with firearms at separate robberies in Hamilton.

Son's plan to kill parents

Alan Barlow

A couple say they still love their son, even though he wanted a hitman to kill them.

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