Armed police raided an Auckland house following reports of a man brandishing a hand gun from his vehicle, only to find the 'weapon' was a fake.
A man was stabbed in the stomach and face, and another man cut on his hands during a confrontation in Woodville, east of Palmerston North.
British paedophile connected to the Madeleine McCann case was facing three charges of indecent assault in NZ.
A long community work sentence has been imposed on a woman who illegally brought threatened plants into Christchurch on a flight from China.
A gambling addict who stole her father's $91,000 nest egg has been jailed.
Lodge operator charged with indecently assaulting young male guests is bailed to Auckland with strict conditions.
A man who knocked out a police officer after he intervened in a mass brawl has been jailed for a year.
Teacher who sexually offended against young girls during lessons has been sent to jail.
Man who took out a craft knife to open package at Dunedin Work and Income office let off with warning.
Police actions in setting dog on to man who had hands in the air unlawful, says IPCA.
Paremoremo prisoner handed a two year, nine month jail term for assisting in prison "shanking".
Dad sent threats to ex-partner before setting fire to her house with six children inside.
Man stabbed woman in the leg, then forced her to tell ambulance officers the 10cm gash was self-inflicted.
Simmering dispute over whitebaiting territory believed to be at heart of violent clash.
Local govt candidate successfully appeals conviction for assault of shopkeeper over Lotto ticket.
Police minister bats away a call to arm all police after a standoff in Waikato.
Woman jailed for stealing from work blamed her offending on post-quake trauma - but a judge doesn't believe her.
One armed suspect is on the loose and another has been arrested after an attempted holdup in Wgtn.
Malaysian diplomat accused of sex assault is expected to appear in court in capital this week.
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Police say it is unclear what led to the death of a West Auckland man overnight.
Christchurch mum warns of group shooting people with paintball or BB guns after her son was targeted.
Teen who boasted about beating a man beyond recognition says it was an "impulsive decision".
Driver who killed motorist and spent three weeks in coma sentenced to four months' community detention.
Man with gang connections tried to stop police making bail check before he was found with methamphetamine.
Police spot disabled driver they'd stopped in Auckland using an unusual driving aid.
Commodore Kevin Keat, ejected from the Navy over an affair, could face a retrial of disciplinary charges.
Man admits forgery after being caught trying to use homemade bank notes at supermarket.
Hawke's Bay man sent to prison after secretly filming teenage girls showering.
A monster haul of paua has landed three men in deep water with the Ministry for Primary Industries.