Crime

Fugitive killer sent packing

Recaptured paedophile Phillip Smith is to be deported from Brazil within 10 days.

Son of 'Black widow' claims he is a marked man

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Foster parents jailed

Couple who spent a decade neglecting and beating foster children have been jailed.

More time in jail after call

Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson will face extra time behind bars.

Cannabis uncovered

Hamilton firefighters putting out burning cabbage trees stumbled across a crop of another kind.

Woman shaken after robbery

Invercargill police are investigating a daring daylight robbery at a city shopping centre.

Woman raped during home invasion

Waikato woman raped after four men broke into her Kihikihi home and threatened her and daughter.

Guilty of manslaughter

Guanzhi Yu was not insane when she killed her husband, and attempted to murder her daughter-in-law, jury finds.

Rape-accused teens fighting for name suppression

Two New Plymouth teenagers accused of rape are fighting to keep their names suppressed.

Cruellest theft for teen

Boy heartbroken over theft of his beads of courage, a token symbolising his fight against cancer.

Arrests at fire vigils

Friends mourning trio killed in Hamiton house fire have clashed with police.

Insanity defence: Jury to decide

Jury in Nelson murder trial to decide if woman was insane at the time of killing her husband.

Seven dead in five weeks

Seven people have died within five weeks in a series of violent or unexplained incidents in Auckland.

Cop shoots dog with arrow

Officer confesses to shooting an arrow through chest of dog that strayed onto his property.

Dad faces murder charge

Aaron Roigard went missing in June. Now his father has appeared in court over his death.

More jail time for Stewart Wilson

Using a cellphone to call a woman he is banned from contacting earns Wilson six months' imprisonment.

Prisoner's ear-biting

Teenage prisoner admits biting part of the ear off two inmates in fights at separate prisons.

Man's roof escape bid

Auckland man on the run from police sought refuge on the roof of a four-storey block of flats.

Police target Hamilton East crime

Uniformed police officers and cop cars flocked to a Hamilton East park on Wednesday, but not to respond to a crime.

Diplomat denies attack

Malaysian diplomatic employee charged over sexually attacking NZ woman pleads not guilty.

Drunk rail track driver 'foolish'

Drink driver disqualified and branded "foolish" for driving his car along railway tracks.

Outrage at savage cruelty

The SPCA is welcoming unprecedented prison sentences for animal abusers.

Parole eligibility queried

A former Waikato bank manager jailed for defrauding customers has been denied parole.

Cannabis likely motive for killing

Man's killing in warehouse linked to cannabis robbery, police say.

Cat attacker went 'psycho'

Man jailed for bludgeoning a cat so severely with a sharpened stick that it had to euthanased.

Jail for 'sadistic' attacks on cats

Greymouth man gets two years for beating cat to death with tomahawk and setting another cat on fire.

Man, 20, guilty of murder

A man who fatally stabbed a Hamilton father twice in the torso found guilty of murder.

Victim drugged and raped, jury hears

Teenager given money, alcohol and LSD by an older man who later raped her, a jury has heard.

AOS swoop in central city

Six men have been arrested after armed police were called to a central Christchurch street.

Teen's drunken mac attack

A New Plymouth teenager has been sentenced to community work after a drunken attack on a McDonald's staff member.

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