Recaptured paedophile Phillip Smith is to be deported from Brazil within 10 days.
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Couple who spent a decade neglecting and beating foster children have been jailed.
Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson will face extra time behind bars.
Hamilton firefighters putting out burning cabbage trees stumbled across a crop of another kind.
Invercargill police are investigating a daring daylight robbery at a city shopping centre.
Waikato woman raped after four men broke into her Kihikihi home and threatened her and daughter.
Guanzhi Yu was not insane when she killed her husband, and attempted to murder her daughter-in-law, jury finds.
Two New Plymouth teenagers accused of rape are fighting to keep their names suppressed.
Boy heartbroken over theft of his beads of courage, a token symbolising his fight against cancer.
Friends mourning trio killed in Hamiton house fire have clashed with police.
Jury in Nelson murder trial to decide if woman was insane at the time of killing her husband.
Seven people have died within five weeks in a series of violent or unexplained incidents in Auckland.
Officer confesses to shooting an arrow through chest of dog that strayed onto his property.
Aaron Roigard went missing in June. Now his father has appeared in court over his death.
Using a cellphone to call a woman he is banned from contacting earns Wilson six months' imprisonment.
Teenage prisoner admits biting part of the ear off two inmates in fights at separate prisons.
Auckland man on the run from police sought refuge on the roof of a four-storey block of flats.
Uniformed police officers and cop cars flocked to a Hamilton East park on Wednesday, but not to respond to a crime.
Malaysian diplomatic employee charged over sexually attacking NZ woman pleads not guilty.
Drink driver disqualified and branded "foolish" for driving his car along railway tracks.
The SPCA is welcoming unprecedented prison sentences for animal abusers.
A former Waikato bank manager jailed for defrauding customers has been denied parole.
Man's killing in warehouse linked to cannabis robbery, police say.
Man jailed for bludgeoning a cat so severely with a sharpened stick that it had to euthanased.
Greymouth man gets two years for beating cat to death with tomahawk and setting another cat on fire.
A man who fatally stabbed a Hamilton father twice in the torso found guilty of murder.
Teenager given money, alcohol and LSD by an older man who later raped her, a jury has heard.
Six men have been arrested after armed police were called to a central Christchurch street.
A New Plymouth teenager has been sentenced to community work after a drunken attack on a McDonald's staff member.