Crime

Shooter targets buses

Bus

Two Dunedin buses were shot at by an alleged drive-by shooter with an air rifle yesterday.

Rapist 'a revolting human'

Lewis E Scott

A Wellington poet who locked a woman in his shop and raped her has been jailed.

'Disgusting' act in carpark

Police

Police are seeking witnesses after a "well-known" offender committed indecent acts in sight of girl.

Convicted doctor loses registration

Doctor

A doctor convicted of indecent assault against the two young children of a close friend has lost his medical registration.

Man recorded rapes

video camera

A ''high-risk'' Timaru paedophile has been sentenced to 18 years' jail.

Sentence angers family

Court

Jail term of five years and nine months for man guilty of manslaughter leads to court outburst.

Thieves use pickaxe in gun burglary

Police

Thieves used a mining pickaxe to cleave open a private gun safe and access five firearms.

Rates day robber to be released

Winston Young

Palmerston North's notorious rates-day robber will leave prison on Monday.

Carjackers beat driver

Police

Driver who was carjacked was dragged from the vehicle, beaten and then abandoned.

Killer breaches her way back to jail

Court

Convicted murderer breached release conditions with alcohol, cannabis, straying from house.

Gay bar assault accused a no-show

Steven Mawhinney

Warrant issued to arrest Levin man charged with assaulting the manager of a Wellington gay bar.

Charges for pushing ex-wife stand

Peter Clague

Principal who allegedly assaulted ex wife unsuccessful in his application to have charges dismissed.

Child severely burnt

Police

Man charged with assault after a 3-year-old boy was seriously burnt in West Otago.

Raid reveals cop clothes, say police

Police

A man accused of posessing police clothing has been arrested and charged after an early morning raid.

'Black Widow' killer files appeal

Helen Milner

Helen Milner reaches out to Supreme Court after appeal to overturn convictions for murdering her husband is rejected.

Sex attack on rest home worker

Police are investigating a sexual assault on the staff member of a Napier retirement home.

Caught in dad's drug world

drugs

Man whose family made a business out of drugs has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Maori king's son appeal date set

Korotangi Paki

The Crown's appeal against Korotangi Paki's discharge without conviction will be heard in November.

Judge has doubts but man not guilty

Gavel

Seddon man found not guilty of assaulting his partner, despite the judge believing he lied in court.

Sculptor denies assault

Court

Revelations of Taranaki's drug underworld suitable for an episode of TV's Breaking Bad unfolded in court yesterday.

Beware of ATM pin watchers

ATM

Shoulder-surfers who eye up pin numbers at ATMs and then steal eftpos cards are being investigated by police.

Resignation amid fraud probe

Generic money

Senior Dunedin City Council manager steps down but says he knew nothing of major fraud.

Cameron Slater lays police complaint

Cameron Slater

The Whaleoil blogger has complained to police over Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics.

Trafficking charges laid

 human trafficking

Three men charged with deceitfully arranging entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.

Dodgy legs thwart burglars' getaway

Police car

Two men, with only two good legs between them, failed to get away from police in Auckland.

Not guilty of blackmail-for-sex

Court

Christchurch man acquitted on all charges after a four-day blackmail-for-sex trial in the High Court.

Woman beaten with own cane

Police

Two teenagers forced their way into a home and assaulted an elderly woman with her walking sticks.

Guilty of parents' attack

Archer

Man "reluctantly" pleads guilty to attacking his mum with a club and his stepfather with scissors.

Family weep at sentencing

NZ money, cash

Two men who "phantom" financed the importation of machinery to keep business afloat have been jailed.

Partygoers take note

Jakob Christie

Review of police handling of "out of control" parties shows officers overstep the mark at times, but brings clarification of their powers.

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