Crime

Attempted murder

New Plymouth District court house.

A 34-year-old South Taranaki woman has been charged with the attempted murder of three people.

Aqua-jogger catches clothes thief

Naenae Olympic Pool was opened in 1956 by then-Lower Hutt mayor Percy Dowse.

An aqua-jogger caught a thief trying on her clothes in a public swimming pool carpark.

Dairy robbers get jail

Those involved in the robbery of Hamilton's East Street Dairy last year have been sent to jail.

Three men who armed themselves with a knife, a hammer and a tent peg and robbed a Hamilton dairy have each been sentenced to jail.

Women arrested after fleeing crash

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

Two women linked to a burglary were chased by police and arrested at a Nelson beach.

Donations to Leon's family refunded

Christchurch schoolboy Leon Jayet-Cole died after he suffered serious head injuries.

Nearly $5000 donated by the public to help pay for the funeral costs of Leon Jayet-Cole has been refunded by fundraising website Givealittle.

Knives, guns and golf clubs used in robberies

Owner of Rotorua Sunset Super Seven dairy was attacked with golf sticks.

12:56 PM Scared but brave are the owners of a Rotorua dairy who have endured their seventh robbery.

What was being watched?

Tony Robertson was one of 225 on an Extended Supervision Order.

As a review of the tracking of Blessie Gotingco's killer is launched, experts warn harsh monitoring can backfire.

Cab driver jailed for sex attack

Mohammed Ahmed Khalil Daradkeh, 35, was jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting a female passenger.

A taxi driver’s sex attack on an intoxicated and sleeping passenger was "planned and sophisticated".

Prison visitor accused of smuggling

A drug detector dog allegedly found drugs on a visitor to Christchurch Men's Prison.

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and a sim card into Christchurch Men's Prison.

Dying man sent back to jail

Blenheim District Court House

A terminally ill man who breached his parole conditions by taking drugs has been sent back to prison.

Manslaughter charge after shooting

Tyrone Gideon, 21, was shot and killed at a house in Palmerston North in May.

Man faces new charge after 21-year-old was shot in Palmerston North.

Victim's family slams system

Arun Kumar, 57, was stabbed to death.

The family of slain dairy owner Arun Kumar plan to boycott his teen killer's sentencing.

Men 'drove at police'

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Pair on the run after allegedly ram-raiding businesses and trying to run down police officer in Christchurch. 

'He's not a monster'

Tony Robertson in the Auckland High Court.

Tony Robertson's mother continues to believe her son did not murder and rape Blessie Gotingco.

Threat to cut baby from womb

Timaru District Court

Man threatens to cut the baby out of a woman pregnant with his child and he told her he wanted her dead.

Driver found asleep after 180kmh chase

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A man who led police on a chase reaching speeds of 180kmh was found afterwards asleep at the wheel.

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

New Zealand lawyer Craig Tuck warns people looking for love online are increasingly becoming targets for international drug cartels

Kiwi lawyer warns people looking for love online are at growing risk from smugglers.

Gotingco family anguish

Antonio Gotingco comforted by his tearful son at a memorial service holding the ashes of his wife, Blessie Gotingco, in June last year.

Blessie Gotingco's family call for a public inquiry into how a closely watched ex-offender killed her.

Inmates among Head Hunters arrests video

Police launched  a major operation targeting the criminal activities of the Head Hunters gang.

Three Mt Eden inmates are among the 10 people arrested in raids on the gang.

Teen released on parole

The teenager was paroled with special conditions, including electronic monitoring.

A teen accomplice who came to Dunedin on a mission to rape has been released into the community.

Flasher was stressed by marriage pressure

Auckland professional denies exposing himself in public.

An Auckland man says he exposed himself to a woman because he was stressed over pressure from his Christian girlfriend to get married.

Blessie's killer could have been locked up

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Blessie Gotingco's killer was not in jail because of the leniency of a judge – but assessing future risk is “an absolute nightmare,” says a former judge.

Cannabis user from 8 years old

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Christchurch street teen who stole cardboard cathedral donations box admits using drugs since he was a child.

Bottle attack on taxi video

Kiwi Cabs Taxi driver Peter Bui, who had two windows in his taxi smashed by a part-full bottle of vodka.

Group of men hurl bottle through cab window, then drop their pants and laugh.

Serco-run childrens' services still on the table

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says there will always be fights in prisons.

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says plenty of service providers get into "difficulty" but that wasn't a reason not to offer them contracts.

Kids go on crime spree

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Children as young as nine are behind a spate of crimes in suburban Porirua.

Bouncer strangled ex-partner

A New Plymouth man's attempt to avoid convictions for domestic violence were dismissed during a hearing on Tuesday.

A New Plymouth man strangled and punched his former partner before threatening to slit her throat and set her on fire.

Driver charged in hit-and-run

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Police arrest 19-year-old driver who allegedly hit and dragged a teen down a Dunedin street.

Meeting over baby death comments

Several parents of children at a Christchurch preschool have raised concerns over comments made by a staff member who is the aunt of Ihaka Stokes.

Preschool to hold meeting with parents after teacher claimed her nephew's death was a "tragic accident".

Who are the Head Hunters?

Members of the Head Hunters in Ellerslie, Auckland.

The Head Hunters formed in 1967 as a street gang in Glen Innes, Auckland.

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