Crime

New claims in detention case

Claims of political interference, and arguments about community safety, were heard at the High Court in Wellington.

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

Punched in throat after festival

Amelia Rayner is in an induced coma after being attacked while leaving Electric Avenue in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Amelia Rayner tried to grab her hat back from her alleged attacker. Now, she's fighting for her life.

An intruder in her bedroom

A Wellington woman woke to find a strange man in her bedroom in Aro Valley early on Sunday. (File photo)

Woman wakes to find a strange man in her Aro Valley home.

Woman viciously assaulted

Police are searching for the man pictured in this image.

She woke up in an Auckland quarry to find a man standing over her with a bat.

Good Samaritans seriously assaulted

Two men who tried to help a woman in a domestic incident were allegedly seriously assaulted on the West Coast. 

'You could have killed her'

Judge Chris Sygrove told Anthony Kipa he could have killed his victim.

He got angry, lost control and almost ran over a woman with his car.

Man denies hit and run attack

Jesse-James Griffith appeared in Nelson District Court charged with dangerous driving causing injury.

Nelson court hears conflicting evidence after victim was hit so hard he somersaulted.

Home D for repeat drink driver

Logan Selwyn Currie admitted to drinking before he got behind the wheel on the night of November 11, 2016.

"If it's finally opened up you up to addressing your alcohol problem then that's a good thing."

Piggery fire probed

An abandoned piggery near Levin was burnt to the ground.

Investigation after piggery deliberately burnt down.

Looting train a 'dumb decision'

The goods were taken from a freight train trapped by landslides north of Kaikoura.

After stealing from a trapped train, they decided to take everything back. But police were there.

Violent offender denied parole

Zakariye Mohamed Hussein, pictured during sentencing at Christchurch District Court in 2012, has been denied parole for ...

The board said Zakariye Mohamed Hussein had "a good deal of work" to do before being released.

'Your daughter is history'

From left to right: Michelle Blom, Nicola Jones, Julie-Ann Torrance, and Cameron Hakeke.

A teen rumoured to have slept with another woman's boyfriend suffered an inexplicably brutal attack, court hears.

Masked trio on the run

Police are asking for anyone who saw this 2010 Nissan Juke between 6am Saturday and 2am Sunday to call them immediately.

Police looking for three knife-wielding men who assaulted an 85-year-old in his home.

Boy, 12, arrested for ram raid

Stirling Sports was hit by thieves who drove a car through the shop front windows on Sunday night.

Three stolen carloads of youths, one 12, are believed to be behind a ram raid and armed robbery.

Cash swiped off bar counter

Rhys David Ware was caught out on CCTV camera after he swiped $1700 in cash from The Salty Dog Cafe and Bar last October.

 He walked right out the door with $1700 but his crime was caught on CCTV camera.

Car-into-house charges

Damage to Robyn Wyber's unit in Clarkin Road was extensive after a driver ploughed into it about 11.30pm on Saturday.

The house on Clarkin Road was badly damaged after a car allegedly driven by Che Cooper crashed into it.

Alleged motel burglar in court

A man who allegedly bluffed his way into a room at the Anglesea Motel has appeared in the Hamilton District Court.

Police alleged burglar fooled motel staff into letting him have access to couple's room.

A 'pretty dumb burglary'

Greame Brand was jailed for 13 months on Monday after he burgled a restaurant near a police station.

Graeme Brand ripped off a restaurant near a police station. Now he's starting a stint behind bars.

Tobacco fraud smoked out

The consignments of fruit tobacco were declared as 3kg cartons, but in reality each weighed 6kg.

Fruit tobacco importer defrauded Customs for five years before being sent to prison.

Police name shot man video

Police at the scene in Mana where a man was fatally shot by police.

Police name machete-wielding man shot dead by a police officer in Porirua.

Suppression lapses for fraud accused

It is alleged an accountant, in the role of a trustee, took about $620,000 from a woman.

The identity of an accountant accused of fleecing someone of $620,000 can be revealed.

Back in the driver's seat - illegally

Kimberly Devo has appeared at the Blenheim District Court for driving, despite being disqualified after she caused a ...

She was disqualified from driving after causing a crash that killed her friend. But that didn't stop her.

Sex offender dies in custody

Sex offender Keith Mervyn Frank Green died while serving a jail sentence for crimes against children.

Keith Mervyn Frank Green abused girls as young as 5 during a 16-year period of offending.

Burnout burns down house

The family lost everything in the fire - and were not insured.

A father let his drunk son do a burnout with his car in the basement. Within minutes, their house was in flames.

Two men charged after stabbing

A Crime Scene investigator at the scene of an incident on St Vincent St, Nelson.

Two 18-year-old Nelson men have been charged following a stabbing incident in Nelson.

Crash helper's phone stolen

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Someone stole Jason Christensen's phone while he was being a good samaritan at the scene of a car crash.

Two deny prison riot charges

Two men have denied a charge of rioting at Christchurch Men's Prison in November.

Two inmates have denied attacking Corrections staff and rioting at Christchurch Men's Prison.

Custody remand for sex accused

A man accused of multiple sex charges appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Monday.

Sex accused agrees to remand behind bars before next court date.

Nose-biter's discharge upheld

Satinder Singh was discharged without conviction at the Blenheim District Court in December, but the Solicitor-General ...

He bit the end off another man's nose but won't have to prove good character to stay in NZ.

Appeal pending for hammer attacker

A Court of Appeal hearing will be held on May 4 regarding Rongonui's case.

More than two years after being jailed, a Taranaki man's convictions are set to be reviewed.

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