Footage of robbery suspect released

Invercargill police would like to speak to this man as part of their investigation into two attempted robberies.

Police release CCTV footage of man believed to have been involved in two Night 'n Day robberies in Invercargill.

Controls may have caused crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash in central Christchurch on Wednesday.

Police investigate whether disabled man's special driving controls caused serious crash.

Lawyer appeals against drug convictions

Lawyer Keith Jefferies wants drug convictions removed.

A former drug-using lawyer has lost work and his lodge membership, court hears.

Stop-go murder accused denied bail

Quinton Winders is charged with murdering George Taiaroa.

The man accused of the 2013 shooting of George Taiaroa has been denied bail.

Convicted meth dealer billed $1.5m

Convicted drug boss Max Beckham has been hit with a proceeds of crime bill.

Max Beckham appeared to be a respectable farmer. But he was a drug lord running a syndicate from his lifestyle block.

Mall evacuated after suspicious package found

Coastlands mall in Paraparaumu is evavuated after a suspicious package was found at the WINZ office.

Coastlands mall at Paraparaumu has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found at a nearby Work and Income office.

Duo accused of burying dead baby

A woman and man, both of Oamaru, have been accused of burying the body of a baby.

The facts are both sad and tragic," judge says as he grants pair anonymity.

Jail time for tax evasion

A couple were handed down jail terms in the New Plymouth District Court for their role in a $1.18-million tax fraud.

Tax fraud to the tune of $1.184 million lands a New Plymouth couple behind bars.

Child sex offender remanded

Stock photo Christchurch District Court, generic

Child sex offender on 10-year supervision order remanded in custody after he was reportedly found with a cellphone.

Sex abuse teacher jailed video

Porirua school teacher Stacey Reriti, 31, was found guilty of seven sex charges against a boy.

A Wellington teacher who had an inappropriate relationship with a boy has been jailed 10 years and six months.

Pilot's indecent assault

Justice Mary Peters told the Auckland man, whose name is suppressed to avoid identifying his victim, that had his offending not occurred 38 years earlier he would be looking at a lengthier sentence.

Pilot who indecently assaulted his half-sister will have to turn to truck driving to make ends meet.

Police seek card fraudsters

Waikato police want help identifying this man, who they believe stole handbags from a Gordonton Rd shop.

Someone has been using stolen contactless credit cards to spend up large in Hamilton.

Alex Fisher accused in court

Eric McIsaac, left, is charged with murdering his 10-year-old brother Alex Fisher, right.

The man accused of murdering his 10-year-old brother appears in court.

Police search for Hurricane Taylor

Police are searching for Hurricane Taylor, who did not appear at the Hutt Valley District Court on Wednesday November 11 2015.

Police appeal for help to find a Hutt Valley man.

Gunman still on the run

Police are investigating an armed robbery at The Jolly Pub in Paraparaumu on Thursday afternoon.

Police investigate armed robbery incident forcing college kids to flee to safety.

'I think I actually did kill him'

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

Witnesses' accounts of a deadly attack on a former Nelson man in Australia are challenged by defence lawyer.

Teen's jaw smashed in random attack video

Tony Winitana in Wellington Hospital after the attack.

A Wellington student has had three plates inserted into his face after a brutal attack.

Prisoner wrongly allowed out to work

Vernon Bugden during an appearance at Christchurch District Court.

Documents show Vernon Bugden should never have been out of prison when he raped a woman while on work release.

Machete victim recalls horror attack video

Jordan Mutton and Milly Ludwig and daughter Angel.

A Hamilton man attacked with a machete remembers the "chop" as the blade struck his arm.

Trench death: Company's fate not yet known

Krystle Haines with a photo of herself and her husband Mike Haines, who died in May 2014 after being buried alive when a freshly dug trench collapsed on him in Matamata.

Judgement has been delayed for the employers of a man who was buried alive.

Unlawful search complaint upheld

A complaint about the legality of a police search of a New Plymouth man's home has been upheld by the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

A dog handler and two police officers have been found to have entered and searched a New Plymouth house unlawfully.

TV boss smashed worker's desk with hammer

The desk was smashed to pieces leaving the victim frightened.

Woman sentenced for smashing subordinate's desk before firing her then taunting her on social media.

Carjackers dump elderly woman on roadside

A police officer examines the recovered Skoda at the Hamilton Central Police Station.

Four teens who flagged down an elderly woman dragged her out of her car and took off on a joyride.

Repeat partner-beater jailed

Judge Strettell said the beating amounted to "a sustained period of assault" which showed a "serious anger management problem".

A Timaru man who beat his pregnant partner then choked her while on bail has been sent to prison.

'Bomb' cordon lifted video

L-R:  Bomb disposal experts neutralise the suspicious package on the pavement outside McDonalds on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Bomb disposal robot called in to explode suspicious package in Lambton Quay.

Kids' gifts cheer burglary victim

Melby Scott, 92, sat outside his home and gave Avalon Primary School children chocolate fish to thank them for their kindness.

A 92-year-old's home was burgled by teens pretending to be looking for work.

No 'eureka moment' on deportation

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton has said he will look at individual cases where the controversial detention policy appears to have an overly harsh effect, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

Andrew Little says there's "no appetite" from the Australian government for any changes to controversial deportation laws affecting hundreds of Kiwis.

Rural thieves caught on CCTV

Police were able to return a large amount of property to the burglary victims, including family heirloom jewellery and other irreplaceable items.

Hawke's Bay police are crediting closed-circuit cameras put up by a rural community for cracking a burglary spree in the area.

Two attempted robberies in Invercargill

A New Zealand police car.

Police are searching for a man who they believe unsuccessfully tried to rob two Invercargill Night 'n Day stores on Tuesday night.

Shellfish ring busted in the BOP

A range of items seized during a raid by fishery officers in the Bay of Plenty.

Fishery officers seize 116kg of illegal paua, diving gear, freezers and electronic equipment.

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