Kids are being urged to keep safe after an attack on an 11-year-old girl outside a dairy.
A Manawatu man has been sent to prison for attacks on partner.
A high-risk paedophile will be moved from a Palmerston North suburb after community concern.
The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.
The murder of her daughter led one mother to support victims of similar violent crimes.
Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a couple in North Otago say they had no history of domestic violence and their deaths came "out of the blue".
A Hamilton man who drove the streets at night looking for vulnerable women has been jailed for rape.
A heartbroken Hamilton engineer who threatened to blow himself and several police officers up with a homemade bomb has avoided jail.
Man charged with aggravated wounding after assault on Auckland police officer called to a large fight.
A man is in hospital with a suspected fractured skull after he was allegedly assaulted in Porirua.
Police believe a woman and her two children have been stealing from open homes around West Auckland.
Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.
A North Otago couple have died in an apparent murder-suicide while teenage sons were asleep at home.
A West Auckland woman who accidentally shot her husband in the heart during an argument has avoided conviction.
Estranged husband of slain Wellington woman Mei Fan has appeared in court on murder charges.
A sports coach who was supposed to mentor a player shared a bed with her and encouraged her to cut her wrists.
Man convicted of bashing a young mother to death in a horrific attack in 1998 has lost his bid for parole.
Former flatmate of Aaron McDonald not surprised by crime spree after seeing him succumb to drugs.
A police officer is in hospital after being attacked while trying to break up a brawl in Auckland.
Amy Farrall welcomed Aaron Rhys McDonald into her home because she felt sorry for him. | Drugs behind killer's violence
Woman convicted of manslaughter in 1998 has been jailed for shoplifting and carrying knives.
Thames woman's tyres stolen while her husband went into life-saving surgery.
Fifteen staff have been assaulted on Auckland's rail network this year.
Brazen burglars smashed holes in a roof and tied sheets together to abseil into a mall and steal perfume.
Shooting an armed teenager was "the worst feeling I have ever had", a police officer says.
Man who punched neighbour to death and "started to enjoy it" jailed for at least 17 years.
A Northland mother of eight has been sentenced for starving a dog to death.
Man admits sexual assault and murder of caregiver Amy Farrall and attacking tourists in rampage. | History of violence
Aaron McDonald's taste for crime started long before he murdered Amy Farrall and attacked two hitchhikers.
The man accused of murdering homeless Aucklander Maqbool Hussain has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial.