Crime

Abduction case car appeal

Anyone with information on the Maxima is urged to contact the Palmerston North Police Station on (06) 351 3600.

Police appeal for sightings of late model Nissan Maxima after girl abducted in Palmerston North on Friday.

Night prowler caught

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who admitted committing "numerous" burglaries in the Selwyn and North Canterbury areas.

Man admits multiple burglaries around Canterbury after being caught red-handed.

'A bloody tragic thing'

A section of riverbank near Richardson Tce, Woolston, remained cordoned off on Saturday morning.

Neighbours describe hearing commotion before a man was found dead in Christchurch.

'She was just laying there'

Raewyn Green died on February 11 at Waikato Hospital. A post-mortem determined her death was a homicide and police are investigating.

Raewyn Green was unconscious and gasping on the floor of her Hamilton home when her partner ran to a neighbour for help.

Fraud accused was a 'bully'

A couple are on trial for allegedly defrauding a publicly listed company of $2.3 million.

A former Mighty River Power engineer was bad at keeping to budget and was a "bully", court told.

Fuel theft 'could have claimed lives'

Police are investigating the theft of helicopter fuel in Fiordland.

The theft of helicopter fuel in Fiordland put pilot and passengers at "substantial risk", police say.

Tourists' luggage stolen from Mt Albert

Amit Anjara is desperate to recover two suitcases stolen from outside his apartment.

A Mt Albert man is desperate to recover two stolen suitcases containing valuable family heirlooms.

Police seek missing teen

Wellington Police are trying to locate missing teen Tumanako Tawhaki.

Wellington police say 17-year-old may have travelled to the Palmerston North area.

Taylor guilty of attempted murder

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Ahu Taylor intended to kill Kahu Vincent when he attacked him in Wanaka last year, a jury has found.

Man shot in Kaitaia

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which occured early on Friday morning in Kaitaia.

Police believe a gang was involved in the drive-by shooting of a man in Kaitaia.

Guilty pleas to manslaughter

Hawera man John Fairweather with a photo of him with wife Christine.  She was killed in August 2014 while removing metal fencing which was blocking State Highway 3.

Three Taranaki men have pleaded guilty to causing the death of a woman .

Fraud accused 'hard worker'

View of Mighty River Power's Ohakuri Hydro Power Station showing connection to the grid.

Mighty River Power worker accused of $2.3m fraud was simply naive about company rules, his lawyer says.

Was the punishment enough?

The man was clocked by police travelling at 210kmh.

OPINION: Judge's lenience in 210kmh boy racer case is mysterious and unconvincing.

Woodend rapists jailed

Isaac Jason Mould was jailed for nine years and six months in the Christchurch High Court for rape.

Woodend Beach rapists Isaac Jason Mould and Troy Matua McIver have been jailed for nearly a decade each.

Family loses van to alleged drink driver

Tash Williams hold Teiana Williams, 2, while Joe Cumming holds, from left, Anya, 2, Ruby, 4, and Renata Williams, 2.

Dunedin family of nine lose their only mode of transport after alleged drink-driver crashes into vehicle.

Man badly burned in Southland

A man was severely burned in Gore on Tuesday night.

Gore police investigate an incident in which a man was severely burned.

Crusher Collins' comeback

Police Minister Judith Collins says the blame for crashes following police pursuits should fall on the drivers who flee, not police.

How to stop drivers fleeing from police? Easy, says Judith Collins. Crush their cars.

Night 'n Day attack 'gutless'

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Ahu Stanley Taylor remembers standing over the badly injured Kahu Vincent thinking "what have I done".

Lying racer spared

The 24-year-old's car was snapped speeding through Lower Hutt at up to 210kmh. He later lied to police about his car being stolen.

Man who raced at 210kmh then lied to police can keep his name secret.

Man caught with 4kg of cannabis

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The home of a recidivist drink-driver was searched by police in a drugs raid.

Collins not budging on police pursuits

Police Minister Judith Collins says it was speeding, not a police pursuit, that landed three people in hospital.

Baby injured because of speeding, not police pursuit, says Judith Collins.

Young offender warned to curb violence

Three young men facing manslaughter charges have appeared in the High Court at New Plymouth.

A young girl stood timidly in the dock as the court heard how she she used a car jack to assault someone.

Toilet murderer gets life imprisonment

Turei Rawiri Kingi appeared in the Hamilton District Court on August 11, charged with murdering an eldery man in London Street, Hamilton, earlier that day.

Turei Kingi hit Jaques Donker so hard with a bourbon bottle the label was found stuck to the dead man's face.

Pursuit crash driver banned: police

Police said the 22-year-old driver of this car was seen speeding at 124kmh. He initially pulled over but sped away when police approached his vehicle.

Police lay blame for Auckland crash which seriously injured infant squarely on the 22-year-old fleeing driver.

Taihape people arrested during searches

Five people have been arrested in Taihape after police searches uncovered guns and drugs.

Five arrested in Taihape during searches involving the armed offenders squad.

New charges for Masterton crash teen

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on January 31 that killed two teens.

Serious charges follow Masterton fatal crash.

Woman banned from owning cats

The cats when they were discovered and fed by an SPCA inspector in April 2015.

A woman whose abandoned kittens were infested with maggots has been banned from owning cats for two years.

Couple on trial for alleged $2.3m theft

The High Court at Auckland, where Paul and Jane Rose are on trial for allegedly defrauding Mighty River Power.

Auckland couple deny six charges of deceiving Mighty River Power.

Body found in South Auckland

Police in Alma Crescent, Papakura, where the woman's body was found.

A woman's body was found in a car outside a South Auckland house just before midday.

Three-strikes burglary bill blocked

ACT leader David Seymour has attempted to introduce a three-strikes bill for burglary. Labour and Green MPs blocked it.

MPs pan ACT bill that would see any burglar convicted for their third offence face a mandatory jail sentence.

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