Crime

Kidnap suspect still on run

Brett Makiri

A man who escaped police while being interviewed over an alleged violent kidnap is still on the run.

Car yard hit again

Rose City Cars salesman Bevan Parker

Staff "absolutely gutted" at brazen theft of sought-after vehicles from car dealership.

Shotgun, man sought

Police

Police look for shotgun allegedly used in Makara Beach shooting - and a third suspect.

Robbery accused in remand

Junior Jury

Man accused of robbing a bank and biting police officers spent most of a court appearance unsuccessfully trying to shield his face.

Kidnap suspect flees

Brett Makiri

A man arrested over an alleged violent kidnapping of a woman has escaped police custody.

Crime drops after liquor law change

Person drinking alcohol, binge drinking, beer

Alcohol-related serious assaults are decreasing as new alcohol laws make their mark.

'Indecent acts' in the classroom

Teaching, teacher, whiteboard

Auckland schoolteacher charged with committing "indecent acts" in his classroom.

Assault on former All Black alleged

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Two men are charged with assault with intent to injure former All Black Justin Marshall.

Key's limousine egged

Key

Man arrested after eggs, a ball and a rock were thrown at PM John Key's car in Napier today.

Jail for torture trio

Court

Trio tortured teen by burning circles on his body, shaving his head and sticking him with pins.

Shotgun fired

suspect

A man has fired a shotgun into a petrol station during an armed robbery in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

Pregnant woman pleads with robber

Police

Victim of a machete-wielding robber pleaded for him not to hurt her because she was pregnant.

Guard posted on 'Rape Alley'

Victoria University logo

Victoria University has ramped up security at "Rape Alley" after a string of attacks on the pathway.

Apology, payout over prison death

Anna Kingi

Corrections apologises "unreservedly" and makes payment to children of woman who died in her cell.

Prisoner bites ear

Ear

A violent teenage offender has allegedly attacked a fellow prison inmate by biting off a chunk of his ear.

Police feeling more engaged

Police

The police's 2014 workplace survey, undertaken by IBM, finds performance has risen slightly since 2013.

Arrest over kidnapping, stabbing

Handcuffs

A Christchurch man has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped and stabbed his partner.

Escape from kidnapping

Police

Woman assaulted during kidnapping which ended when stolen car ran out of petrol.

Men in court over beach shooting

Makara shooting

Two men charged over the shooting of a man at Wellington's Makara Beach have been remanded in custody until next month.

Victim flees attackers

Makara shooting

Seriously wounded by a shotgun blast, a man fled along a dark and desolate beach.

Wife had head injuries

Police

The victim of an apparent murder-suicide was found dead in her North Otago home.

P addict jailed after pursuit

Police

A P-addicted 18-year-old who led police in a pursuit reaching speeds of 130kmh through New Plymouth city streets has been jailed.

Police payouts balloon

Police

Police have paid out almost half a million dollars to wronged members of the public since July.

Man shot at Makara

Makara shooting

Two people are in police custody after a man was shot on a beach near Wellington early this morning.

Gisborne man shot dead named

Police

Man who was killed early yesterday in Gisborne identified as police make an arrest.

Killer denied parole

Renee Kara O'Brien at the time of sentencing in the New Plymouth court for the murder of Kenneth Pigott.

A teenager who was 14 when she bashed a truck driver to death has been denied parole.

Suspect arrested during hospital visit

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A suspected drink-driver was arrested at a hospital where he was visiting a mate injured in a crash he allegedly caused only hours earlier.

Fraudster's appeal thrown out

NZ money, cash

A fraudster, dubbed a "master manipulator" has had her final attempt at dodging justice thrown out.

Drunk-driver stats down by a third

Drink driving breath testing

Police are catching fewer and fewer drunk or drugged drivers on New Zealand's roads.

Predator fear after Rape Alley attacks

Terrace fears

Victoria University students frightened after attempted sexual assaults on dimly lit staircase.

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