Outrage over discharge without conviction

A court decision to let a Wellington man off charges for possessing child sex abuse material on his computer has prompted calls for an appeal.

Stop Demand wants police to appeal a court's decision to let a child porn offender off.

Passport fraud admitted

Michael Farley has pleaded guilty to  cutting of his home detention anklet and obtaining a false passport, which he used to flee to Canada.

Michael Farley used a false passport to escape a possible prison term, but still ended up behind bars in his new home.

$100,000 lost in love scam

Senior constable Adam Roberts warns people not to give money to people they have only met online.

A northern Southland man is $100,000 poorer after being scammed on an online dating site.

Deportee facing historic sex charges

A 29-year-old deportee was arrested on sex charges when he arrived back in New Zealand from Australia.

A 29-year-old deported back to New Zealand was immediately arrested and charged with violating a girl in Hastings.

Wrong man, jury told

Invercargill District Court building on Don street, Invercargill.

Invercargill robbery accused doesn't match victim's description of offender, jury told.

Runner tied up in Dunedin 'blitz attack'

The cordoned off scene of an assault in Dunedin.

Assailant waited for victim before a 'blitz attack'.

Estate supposedly worth millions

David Noel Roigard is on trial for the murder of his son, Aaron Roigard, in June 2014.

David Roigard on numerous occasions told friends and associates of an inheritance worth up $8 million.

Detainee's partner loses cancer battle

Kiwi detainee Ra Fowell says it was hard to see his partner "fade away" while he was locked up in detention.

Ra Fowell allowed out of detention centre for his partner's final hours, but says he's "a wreck" now she's gone.

Unprovoked attack on taxi driver

A taxi driver has been assaulted outside the new ASB Theatre, in Blenheim. Construction workers came to his aid.

"We were just talking about the day, and how good the day was, and then 'bam'."

Police: Southshore fire was arson video

Blackened vegetation remains after fire ripped through sand dunes close to homes in South Brighton.

Police charge 17-year-old with arson over fire that threatened Christchurch homes.

Victims recorded at scene

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Constable Jesse Singh with an I-Phone 6 plus that will be used to record video in domestic abuse cases.

Palmerston North police trialling recording statements at the scene of family violence incidents.

Man loses wallet, screams at wife

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Blenheim District Court.
Catholic priest Aidan Kay

"She understands sometimes he uses inappropriate language. She's very supportive of him."

TV presenter's builder guilty

Mirama Kamo's builder has admitted his role in her illegal building works.

The builder carried out works on Miriama Kamo's Waiheke home without consent.

Man stunned by weapon seizure


Christchurch man’s attempt to import 500 stun guns from China ends in triple disaster.

Meth found in woman's shoe

Two people have been arrested after police discovered drugs in a car.

A stash of meth, cash and drug tools were found in a suspicious car parked in Hamilton.

Manslaughter trial aborted

Lyree Sayers is accused of deliberately driving into the car driven by Pam McGarva.

The judge has called off the trial of a woman accused of committing manslaughter while trying to kill herself.

Theft threatens Paralympic dreams

Rachel Stock's riding gear, including a custom made saddle, was stolen from her Pokeno home on Sunday, less than six weeks out from a qualifying event in Australia. She needs to compete in the qualifier to have any hope of competing at next year's Paralympics.

Rachel Stock's campaign to compete at the Paralympics could be ruined after her riding gear was stolen.

Five teens face sex charges

The five charged had links with Opotiki College but offending did not occur at the school, police say.

Police say accused had connections with Opotiki College but offending did not occur at the school

Takeaways murder trial: 'She's crazy'

Gurjinder Singh(R) and Amandeep Kaur(L) at an earlier appearance at the High Court at Auckland.

A man says his former lover is "crazy" and is framing him for a murder he didn't commit.

Woman jailed for hiding weapon

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High Court, Auckland

Woman stashed knife after her boyfriend stabbed a man to death.

Birthday attack causes brain injury

Horrace Hone Rolleston, 20, left, and Harley Rewi Rudolph, 28, at the Nelson Courthouse this morning.

Two brothers are on trial for allegedly bashing a man with a steel baseball bat and wooden stick at a party.

Date set for sword attack trial

Manjit Singh.

Manjit Singh has been found fit to stand trial for a sword attack on a Hamilton woman.

iPhone video statements for victims

Justice Minister Amy Adams, along with Police Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced a new trial for police to video victim statements on the iPhone at some family violence callouts.

Victims of family violence to record statements on iPhones as part of a trial.

House fire 'deliberately lit'

Fire crews were called to a fire in an empty house in Dinsdale, Hamilton.

A fire that ignited in the bathroom of a Hamilton home was believed to be deliberately lit.

Scammers target older people

More and more senior citizens are feeling comfortable on the internet, but there are concerns their new-found online confidence makes them a target for scammers.

Ruthless scammers are zeroing in on growing numbers of "silver surfers", or older internet users.

Wait for envoy's victim video

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Former military attache with the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington, Muhammad Rizalman, has pleaded guilty to attacking a woman in her home.

A Wellington woman is happy there won't be a trial as former Malaysian attache admits indecent assault.

Police apologise to 'censored' gang researcher

Dr Jarrod Gilbert at the launch of his book The History of Gangs in New Zealand in 2013.

Police u-turn over banned gang researcher sparks policy change.

Blenheim man swindles motel

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Blenheim District Court.
Catholic priest Aidan Kay

He lies to motel manager, stays three nights for free.

Employee steals $9000

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Blenheim District Court.
Catholic priest Aidan Kay

"I have a gambling problem and it was my only way to forget at the time."

Australian deportee in court for burglary

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Haihura Jacob Ward was deported to New Zealand on November 12.

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