Crime

Drug delivery goes awry

Rimutaka prison buildings

A suspicious figure near a prison was chased up a tree by a police dog while carrying drugs, witness says.

Spikes stop car thief

A short car chase ended with spiked tyres and an arrest for an alleged bank robber and car thief today.

Murder charge

Huntly homicide

Eighteen-year-old man to appear in court charged with murder after man found dead in a Huntly backyard.

Drug accused named

Court

Wellington lawyer in court on A-class drugs charges has lost name suppression.

Police accept criticism of chase

fabian jessie mika

Police officer twice failed to hear orders to abandon high-speed chase before fatal crash.

Fake spouse couple sentenced

Gavel

A Fijian couple who misled immigration authorities in order to get NZ residency have been found guilty.

Parole delay for 'Beast'

Stewart Murray Wilson

Stewart Murray Wilson, the 'Beast of Blenheim', remains in jail until at least December 12.

Buses busted for door trap

Go Wellington bus

Wellington bus company pleads guilty to charge over passengers trapped by doors.

Judge 'sending wrong message'

Alessandro Doria

A clinician has hit out at a judge who failed to convict a man who filmed up a woman's skirt.

Pora 'doing well'

Teina Pora

Convicted killer Teina Pora received glowing progress report from Parole Board, a month out from Privy Council appeal.

Police stumble on P lab

generic p lab

Police got a surprise when they unintentionally discovered a meth lab on a West Auckland property.

Man found dead in Huntly

Police

Murder inquiry launched after man found dead in a Huntly backyard.

Sting finds stores on their guard

Alcohol store

Hamilton police are happy undercover alcohol sting to bust shops selling liquor to underage teens found compliance with law.

Apology for filming up dress

Court

A woman whose stockings were filmed under her dress has received an apology of sorts.

Threatened by knife

Police

A Napier family awoke to a teenager threatening them with a knife and demanding money.

Jail for jealousy-fuelled stabbing

Court

Woman fears for her safety when the man who threatened and stabbed her is released.

Drink-drive offender in dog box

Judge, court, gavel, justice

A man who drunkenly tried to give his dog CPR has been served his 11th drink driving conviction.

Coroner slams police

Michael Lafou

Coroner criticises seven-month delay in interviewing man who supplied alcohol to teen who died.

Woman attacked outside home

Justice

Nelson 15-year-old appears in court after going on a rampage through the city, attacking a woman and damaging property.

Crime figures drop again

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

Overall crime falls over 12 months, with homicide and related offending leading the decrease.

Suspects could be in Southland

mug shots

Two men suspected of large-scale burglary and shoulder surfing are still at large, police say.

Drunk driver stuns police

Police

Man driving the wrong way up a motorway was three times over limit, and then fell asleep at the wheel.

Man wields stick in robbery

Police

Police are searching for a man who robbed a dairy with a stick in Tauranga.

No advance in lake rape case

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in broad daylight remains at large.

Youth still getting booze

alcohol generic

More liquor off-licences are caught selling to underage buyers in central Auckland than any other part of NZ.

Home detention for meth cook

generic p lab

Man sentenced to home detention after attempt to manufacture methamphetamine blew up on him.

Lawyers quit legal aid

timaru lawyer

Some Timaru lawyers are turning their backs on legal aid work, mainly because of the low pay and constant changes.

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

John Fagan

Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Driver picked up 'shaken' teen'

Police

Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.

Paper man attacked

Police

A newspaper delivery contractor in Marton has been assaulted and has had his vehicle stolen.

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