Crime

Trial for indecently touching workmates

David Alexander Savage appearing at Wellington District Court at the start of his trial for indecently assaulting female ...

A man is on trial for indecently touching two female colleagues.

Delay to hammer murder trial

Jiaxin Tu appeared at the High Court at Auckland on Monday.

Trial for man accused of murdering teenager will begin on Tuesday.

Otira crash: Mechanic named

The bus crash scene at Otira Gorge on New Year's Eve.

The mechanic who worked on a bus before a horror crash - its brakes allegedly failed - has been named.

Missing man found

A man with Alzheimer's is missing in Christchurch.

A man with Alzheimer's reported missing in Christchurch has been located.

Liquor thief arrested

The 34-year-old has been arrested for the aggravated robbery of a Hastings liquor store and will appear in court on Monday.

Police say two men threatened staff and make off with two bottles of spirits from a Hastings liquor store.

More Panama Papers revelations due video

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The new information relates to a massive leak of papers from the Panamanian law firm Mossac Fonseca.

Police find stolen horse float

The horse float that Hawke's Bay Police were searching for on Sunday.

An eight-tonne horse truck stolen in Hawke's Bay is being forensically testing to discover the culprit.

Knife pulled in pie theft

The owner of East St Superette chased two people towards Wairere Drive.

A teenage girl stole two pies while her 23-year-old accomplice pulled a knife on the storekeeper after he chased them down the street.

Meth leads to spiral of addiction

Marlborough police community constable Russell Smith delivers a presentation on methamphetamine in Blenheim on Friday.

"Most people who use it for any length of time will never live a normal life again."

Suspicious house fire

Tokoroa fire crews were called to a blaze at a house in Baird Street.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that ripped through a single storey home in Tokoroa.

School investigation continues

Police tape off an area at the Ohaupo School grounds.

Police are unable to release details about an incident at a Waikato primary school's grounds, but say there is no cause for concern for the general public.

Arrests after cop assaulted

The police dog handler was left on the roadside on Bairds Road, Otahuhu, shortly before 4am on Saturday.

Two men have been arrested after a cop was found lying unconscious on the side of the road.

Chase ends in crash

The car mounted the kerb and crashed through a wooden fence, hitting the side of a building on the way.

Two men have been arrested after crashing a stolen car into a community centre while trying to flee police in Hamilton. 

Firearms stolen from rural properties

Police are reminding people to securely lock their properties.

Police have warned that burglars can use poor weather to conceal their crimes.

Driver avoids jail, fine

Thomas James Springer admitted causing the crash.

He killed a mum-to-be and another woman in a head-on smash, but a tourist driver won't go to jail.

Incident at Waikato school

An incident at Ohaupo School near  Hamilton was being investigated on Saturday morning.

Police detectives and photographers are at a rural Waikato school but police are not yet saying why.

$150k for Blessie's fund

Auckland man Antonio Gotingco plans to take legal action against the Department of Corrections for the death of his wife.

Kiwis dig deep to support the Gotingco family's bid to fight the Government.

Hutt man wanted by authorities

Teariki Leo John Malloy, 26, is wanted on a number of warrants.

Police warn that Teariki Malloy should not be approached.

US paedophile jailed for 60 years

Sexual predator Jesus Laporte was jailed for 60 years in the US after he was identified by a New Zealand-led operation.

Arrest of Kiwi offender leads to nabbing of Texas sex offender.

Community work for crash causing death

Sanson woman Mavis Apperley was sentenced to 120 hours community work and lost her licence for a year after the car she ...

A woman whose partner died when she crashed a car has been sentenced to community work.

Tinder accused guilty of rape

Wellington man Amitesh Deepak Kumar was found guilty of raping a woman he met on Tinder.

He lied to his date, he lied to police, and jury decides his story was unbelievable.

Communications in kidnap case produced

The trial is taking place in the Invercargill District Court.

 Phone recordings and text messages produced on day four kidnapping trial.

Fake identity charges in court

Alleged identity fraudsters appear in court

Three men accused of making fake licences, passports and identity cards have appeared in court.

Cops urge bar lockouts

A Wellington Wonder Woman in trouble at the Wellington Sevens, Westpac Stadium, in 2014.

One-way door policy might curb alcohol harm, but could put bars out of business.

A family's tears and forgiveness

Ross Strange and his wife Karyn Gardner on their wedding day in 2013.

He ran over their brother, but they don't want to see him suffer any more.

'Earwig' blamed for firearms mix-up

Scott Michael Simmonds and his uncle Troy Simmonds did not talk about firearms when leaving to go to the place where ...

She signed a police statement saying her partner and his nephew talked about firearms before a man was shot dead, but now says that was wrong.

Lesley Elliott addresses domestic abuse

A packed auditorium at St Peter's, Cambridge, heard the story of Sophie Elliott's abusive relationship through her mum, ...

"I was always saying to Sophie - you don't have to put up with it. There're lots of nice guys out there."

Insanity hearing on murder charge

Helen Silverwood, died aged 55, in December 2015.

Homicide victim Helen Silverwood's husband named as victim in attempted murder charge.

Meth 'on tick' via Facebook

About 200 grams of methamphetamine posted to an Oamaru address was stopped by customs this week.

Police are concerned Chinese gangs are supplying the drug "on tick" after intercepting $300,000 worth.

Burglars ram their way into two shops

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Hamilton stores hit by ram raid burglaries on Thursday night.

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