Arrest after armed callout

A man is in custody after police responded to an incident in central Taranaki on Wednesday night.

Police make an arrest after reports of an armed man making threats.

Behind bars with convicted killer

Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, disappeared in the early hours of 1998 after a New Year's Eve party at Furneaux ...

In a meeting years in the making, Olivia Hope's father spoke to Scott Watson. He cannot accept he is innocent.

Children stalked by men in vehicles

West Auckland police have had an increase of reports of strangers approaching children.

Police question a man who allegedly approached a school pupil in Auckland's Ponsonby.

Teacher censured for meth

Early childhood teacher Rawinia Andrews was censured after she admitted using methamphetamine in February last year.

Early childhood teacher escapes deregistration after drug conviction.

'He wanted my boy dead'

Raukura Sayer's 20-year-old son was the victim of a vicious road rage attack.

Her son was pinned down and bashed on the tarmac by a raging driver. She wants others to calm their anger.

Mum's shame of promising son

Paul Justin Noble, 19, was sentenced to ten months home detention this week for a brutal assault on a smaller man.

His family helped him get off one conviction. Weeks later, the aspiring league player attacked another man.

Teens tied to Nelson car crimewave

Nelson police have arrested two teens following string of car related offences.

Nelson youths arrested after $140,000 worth of meth-related thefts and damage to vehicles.

Officers are 'people, not robots'

Crown prosecutor Ben Vanderkolk closed the case against four unnamed officers.

'They thought a dangerous man was about to escape. It was their duty to prevent that'

Youth justice age raised to 18

Minister of Justice Amy Adams.

Offenders aged 17 and under will be dealt with in the youth court following youth justice shake-up.

'Pushed' into intimacy video

The Auckland District Court heard on Wednesday that the man told his students that intimate touching was essential to ...

Student sobs describing being "pushed" to respond to actor's kisses and touches.

Serial poo slinger sentenced

Castislav "Sam" Bracanov has been sentenced to a charge of assault for throwing animal faeces at Auckland District Court ...

Hurling manure at a judge has landed the notorious Castislav "Sam" Bracanov in the muck.

Fornication, fights and a funeral

The charges rose from a "very sad state of affairs" from the defendant.

Reunions between a man and two former partners who were in town for a father's funeral went badly wrong.

Policing uncertainty prompts fears

Feilding's Business Promotion group fear if police are taken away crime will go up in the town's CBD. From left, Kerry ...

Uncertainty over police presence in Feilding has prompted fear among town's businesses. 

Are you missing jewellery?

Wellington police have released photos of stolen jewellery found during a drugs bust, including this ring, in hopes of ...

Wellington police have unearthed about $50,000 in heirloom watches and trinkets in a drugs bust.

Farmer fined for snapping cows' tails

West Coast dairy farmer Warren McNabb has been disqualified from having any involvement with milking cows for six months.

Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.

'I just want my little boy back'

Allen, with Denny, fears brother Brock may have been stolen to be used as a bait dog.

Colin Allen's 11-month-old puppy went missing on November 10 with evidence pointing towards him being stolen.

Jail for decades of sex crimes video

Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson.

He was a predator who posed as an escort worker. Now he'll go to prison for years of sexual offending.

'Sounds like sexism to me'

Arohata Women's Prison is among three prisons where the social worker pilot programme will run. Each position is being ...

Social workers are there for women prisoners, but not men. That's not right, says criminologist Greg Newbold.

Teen hurt in knife attack

The corner of Arapiki Rd and Main Rd Stoke, where the attack is alleged to have taken place.

Teenage boy suffers cuts to his arm after a passenger jumped out a car to attack him.

Teens organise fight in city centre

Dozens of teenagers watched on as two teenagers fought each other at New Plymouth's Huatoki Plaza on Tuesday.

The law, dressed in shorts and jandals, caught up with two teens who ran from an organised fight.

Attack on woman outside school

Police have charged a person with indecently assaulting a teacher outside Flaxmere Primary School on Wednesday.

Children were arriving at school when the attack happened at the Hawke's Bay primary school, said police.

93-year-old attacked in road rage

Police say the incident was a totally unacceptable response to a senior citizen from what appears to be a very minor ...

An elderly man had his arm slammed in the door after tooting another car for coming too close.

Six cars set alight in Christchurch

A car on Lismore St was set alight overnight.

Six suspicious car fires in St Martins are thought to be linked.

Police warn revellers to drink responsibly at work Christmas parties

Bar security, duty managers and their staff had a big responsibility complying with their obligations under the Sale and ...

Police are warning revellers to drink responsibly with the Christmas holiday season kicking off.

'Not guilty' says Pink

Jamie Pink leaves the Hamilton District Court after an earlier appearance.

Tribal Huk leader Jamie Pink has elected trial by jury.

Killer will learn fate by Christmas

Scott Watson has repeatedly denied killing Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.

Scott Watson was jailed for killing Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in 1998. He made his second bid for freedom on Tuesday.

Nothing salvageable after van fire

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A van was set alight in Palmerston North at a popular spot for dumping stolen vehicles.

Head Hunters allegedly dealing meth

Two Harley Davidson motorcycles were removed from the headquarters

Police recovered a cash counter, cigarettes, steroids, pepper spray and even a stolen Coke vending machine at the end of four month probe into the gang.

'Revolving door' prison system

New Zealand's prison population is likely to reach a record 10,000 next year, the Salvation Army predicts.

New Zealand's prison system is spiralling out of control and failing the country, the Salvation Army says.

Head Hunters headquarters raided

A photo from inside the Head Hunters headquarters in Christchurch on Tuesday.

The fortified property was swarming with armed police on Tuesday morning.

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