Crime

Man in Manawatu grabs girl, 11

Police

Kids are being urged to keep safe after an attack on an 11-year-old girl outside a dairy.

22 breaches of protection order

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A Manawatu man has been sent to prison for attacks on partner.

Sex offender to be removed

Police

A high-risk paedophile will be moved from a Palmerston North suburb after community concern.

Warrant out for fugitive

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The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.

Finding solace in helping others

Jayne Crothall

The murder of her daughter led one mother to support victims of similar violent crimes.

Deaths came 'out of the blue'

Police

Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a couple in North Otago say they had no history of domestic violence and their deaths came "out of the blue".

Jail term for night predator

Court

A Hamilton man who drove the streets at night looking for vulnerable women has been jailed for rape.

Man threatened to blow up police

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A heartbroken Hamilton engineer who threatened to blow himself and several police officers up with a homemade bomb has avoided jail.

Man charged over cop assault

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Man charged with aggravated wounding after assault on Auckland police officer called to a large fight.

Man bashed walking home

St John's Ambulance

A man is in hospital with a suspected fractured skull after he was allegedly assaulted in Porirua.

Woman, kids sought over thefts

Police believe a woman and her two children have been stealing from open homes around West Auckland.

Kids home as house fire-bombed

Fire bomb/molotov cocktail

Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.

Deaths murder-suicide?

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A North Otago couple have died in an apparent murder-suicide while teenage sons were asleep at home.

'We're just glad it's over'

Mona and Brent Dudley.

A West Auckland woman who accidentally shot her husband in the heart during an argument has avoided conviction.

Charges in stabbing death

Mei Fan

Estranged husband of slain Wellington woman Mei Fan has appeared in court on murder charges.

Coach manipulated girl

Court

A sports coach who was supposed to mentor a player shared a bed with her and encouraged her to cut her wrists.

Travis Burns denied parole

Travis Burns

Man convicted of bashing a young mother to death in a horrific attack in 1998 has lost his bid for parole.

'I hope he rots in jail'

Aaron Rhys McDonald

Former flatmate of Aaron McDonald not surprised by crime spree after seeing him succumb to drugs.

Police officer attacked

Police

A police officer is in hospital after being attacked while trying to break up a brawl in Auckland.

Victim took in killer

Amy Farrall

Amy Farrall welcomed Aaron Rhys McDonald into her home because she felt sorry for him. | Drugs behind killer's violence

Armed while shoplifting

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Woman convicted of manslaughter in 1998 has been jailed for shoplifting and carrying knives.

Tyre thieves 'gutless'

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Thames woman's tyres stolen while her husband went into life-saving surgery.

Ticket takers attacked

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Fifteen staff have been assaulted on Auckland's rail network this year.

Burglars abseil into outlet mall

Bedsheets for burglary

Brazen burglars smashed holes in a roof and tied sheets together to abseil into a mall and steal perfume.

'I knew I had killed him' - officer

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Shooting an armed teenager was "the worst feeling I have ever had", a police officer says.

Neighbour punched to death

Man who punched neighbour to death and "started to enjoy it" jailed for at least 17 years.

Woman sentenced for dog's death

Court

A Northland mother of eight has been sentenced for starving a dog to death.

Killer on parole during rampage

Aaron Rhys McDonald

Man admits sexual assault and murder of caregiver Amy Farrall and attacking tourists in rampage. | History of violence

Killer had history of violence

Ethel kyte

Aaron McDonald's taste for crime started long before he murdered Amy Farrall and attacked two hitchhikers.

Trial over homeless man's death

Maqbool Hussain

The man accused of murdering homeless Aucklander Maqbool Hussain has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial.

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