Crime

Killer refused parole

Brayden Windley, who was involved in the killing of Michael Valentine, has been declined parole for the second time.

One of the killers of Michael Valentine, who bled to death on his front lawn after being stabbed, has been declined parole.

Tipsy mum drove with kids in car

The woman was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.

An Invercargill mum who drove intoxicated with three children has sought help from Alcoholics Anonymous.

Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

OPINION: This is why we need "degrees" of murder and corporate manslaughter charges.

'I just wanted to be heard'

Faraniko Francis Pei stands in the dock at an earlier court appearance.

Man who shot at police stations wanted to highlight "serious issues" at Palmerston North hospital.

Rape complainant: I was relenting, I was not consenting

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

Alleged victim adamant 'social pressures' were not reason sex took place.

Charity victim of stealing spree

A selection of some of the tools uncovered in Newtown, Wellington.

Huge trove of stolen tradies' tools uncovered during Wellington drugs arrest.

Passenger threw bottles at car

The Blenheim District Court.

Throwing glass bottles at a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.

Rapist still deemed 'high risk'

Convicted rapist Andre Tipi Rangi Wiremu Skudder is the subject of an extended supervision order imposed by the High Court.

Judge rules man who served 14-year sentence still poses a threat to women.

Prison for repeat drink-driver?

Sarah Jane Arrow, 45, was four times over legal limit, on a zero alcohol licence - and claimed to have the sun in her ...

Sarah Jane Arrow, 45, was four times over limit when she hit a pedestrian onto rocks. Now she faces a possible jail term.

'I ain't going to get it now'

Luana Taylor, left, Cindy Taylor, centre, and Brian Taylor, right, appeared in the High Court at Auckland.

Accused claims elderly woman who died in her house owed her hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Police crashes cost a bomb

Police cars have been involved in thousands of crashes in the past five years, including this one on Yaldhurst Rd in ...

Repairs to police cars cost $2.2m per year, but police maintain they have "generally excellent safety record".

'The guy walked' video

Jayden Aaron Perrin shortly before he was killed aged 10-months.

A man who offered to plead guilty to a baby's manslaughter later walked away, acquitted of murder.

Armed police in Queenstown

Armed police gather outside a property in Frankton, Queenstown on Tuesday following an armed incident.

Armed police have been spotted near Queenstown with roads blocked in the area.

Jailed for indecent assault on teen

The Timaru District Courthouse.

An Oamaru man has been sent to prison for indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Have you seen Eugene?

Eugene Te Matau Nicholas is a 30 year old man of medium build and 172cm tall.

Eugene Te Matau Nicholas could be in Tauranga, Tokoroa or areas of the South Waikato.

Drink-driver willing to pay

The Blenheim District Court.

But at $25 a week it will take him more than five years to clear the bill for damaged car.

Pedal power for police video

Constables Cole Edwards, left, and police newbie Joseph Daly on the beat on the Auckland waterfront.

Some Auckland cops have ditched their police cars for bikes as they target inner city crime.

Guilty plea to hunter's death

Gary McCurrach accidentally shot and killed 23-year-old soldier Danny Jordan on March 31.

Gary McCurrach believed he had two deer in his sights when he pulled the trigger. He was wrong.

Police recognise bravery gallery

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala have received the Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation.

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala were awarded the Police Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation for stopping a frenzied attack on a 75-year-old woman.

Long wait for Arbon drug trial

West Coast beekeeper Roy Arbon lost $200,000 in an email scam, $5000 to a fake Russian girlfriend and more in an ...

No bail for West Coast beekeeper who waits trial on cocaine charges in Australian prison.

Hunter attacked over 'jealousy'

Two men are on trial in the Nelson District Court.

It was an attack over a dead pig and spilt beer.

Knife-wielding tourist drove drunk

Queenstown arrested and charged a tourist for drink-driving and possession of an offensive weapon.

A French tourist was arrested in Queenstown overnight for being more than four times over the drink-driving limit and in possession of a weapon, police say.

Cricketer rape trial

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves court following an earlier appearance. He has begun a four-day ...

Scott Kuggeleijn allegedly lay on top of her, pinioned her arms over the top of her head and - despite her alleged protestations – raped her.

Car chase ends in spikes

Three teens were determined not to stop for police when officers attempted to pull over the Honda in Hamilton.

The 18 year old driver and his two teenage accomplices led police on a 40 minute pursuit in Hamilton before the car finally stopped with spiked tyres in the grass.

Repeat upskirt filmer

Maurice Hemi Williams has already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs, and has now admitted committing the ...

He's already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs, and has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.

Attacker on the loose

Police are yet to identify the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman near the University of Canterbury early last Friday morning.

Trial for indecent assault accused begins

The Invercargill District Court.

The trial for a man accused of indecent assault has begun in the Invercargill District Court. 

Facebook threat at 'low end of scale'

The Blenheim District Court.

His offending was not as serious as cases involving explicit videos and images posted online, judge says.

Gang member sentenced

The Palmerston North courthouse

Dannevirke's only Black Power member will be confined to his house for almost a year for driving offences.

Rapist jailed

The Invercargill District Court.

A Southland man found guilty of rape has been jailed for seven years.

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