Woman found dead in Auckland, police confirm homicide

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A man has been taken into custody as police investigate a woman's death in Papatoetoe.

Bike theft arrest

Tom Filmer is glad someone has been arrested in connection with the theft of his bike outside the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

Alleged bike thief caught after Christchurch student investigates the loss of his $12,500 bicycle.

Teens try to steal Poppy Day collection bucket video

Max Capill says a group of young people who tried to steal a poppy collection container left a bad taste in his mouth.

Teens tried to steal from the people who "defended their right to walk down the street in freedom", RSA says.

Taxi driver assaulted

Police arrested a man after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted in Invercargill overnight.

One man charged after Invercargill taxi driver assaulted and his cab window smashed.

'An idiot with a death wish'

An "idiot with a death wish'' drove the wrong way down a motorway at high speed in Auckland on Saturday night.

It is miracle no one was killed when a man drove at high speed the wrong way on the motorway, police say.

Screams ward off attack

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Man dragged woman into bushes, but her screams startled him.

Police code of conduct 'a smokescreen'

Police under the spotlight

A Southland woman who says her rape complaint was botched by police has labelled the new police code of conduct a smokescreen.

Million-dollar swag from 'bath salts'

Alpha-PVP in capsule form, seized by Customs and police during Operation Gemini, targeted at a suspected Wellington drug ring.

Jet skis, boats, and houses: an alleged drug importing ring could it lose it all after authorities seized their ill-gotten gains.

Prisoner's election fight dismissed

Criminal Arthur Taylor.

Arthur Taylor's claim that the election results for John Key’s Helensville electorate were unlawful has been dismissed.

Police: 'Not very flash'

Police had been warned by a judge in February that the evidence had to be disclosed as soon as possible.

Whanganui man avoided prosecution for shoplifting after police lost a flash drive with CCTV footage.

Facebook fraudster 'in La-La land'

Harriet Dale leaving Christchurch District Court.

A fraudster with a split personality says she didn't realise she'd 'done it again' when she stole $5000 from Facebook customers.

Sex attack in Nelson

A police officer guards the part of the Maitai Walkway near Riverside pool after an alleged sexual assault.

Police investigating a sexual assault on Nelson's Maitai walkway find "items of interest" at the scene.

More prison time for Barrymore lawyer

Richard Martin appeared in the North Shore District Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to providing immigration advice without a licence, and receiving a fee for it.

A former lawyer who helped TV personality Michael Barrymore get residency has been sentenced to further prison time. 

Supreme Court allowed Lundy evidence

In the moments before the jury's verdicts are read, Mark Lundy waits in the dock.

The Supreme Court refused to hear Lundy's attempt to exclude scientific evidence from his retrial.

Meth seized in bust

Methamphetamine seized in police Operation Wand.

Police have seized 123 kilograms of methamphetamine in an Auckland drug operation.

Auckland union office ransacked

Damage caused to the Unite Union office in Kingsland, Auckland during a break-in.

Laptops containing contact details of union members have been stolen in a break-in at Unite Union's Auckland office.

Paedophile deported to South Island

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A paedophile deported from Australia to the South Island will not be live in Oxford.

Lundy retrial witness ends up in dock

David Hopping admitted driving carelessly causing injury to two people when the van he was driving crashed.

An accountant who gave evidence at Mark Lundy's retrial has ended up in the dock himself.

Pora claims compensation

Teina Pora served more than 21 years in prison for murder after being wrongly convicted.

Teina Pora has officially lodged a claim for compensation for spending 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder.

Cars aren't safe in parking buildings

Wellington City Council has commissioned Massey University design students to come up with an eye-catching advertising campaign to remind drivers not to leave valuables in their cars.

Most break-ins happen in parking buildings - so what can drivers do to deter the thieves?

John Fagan pleads guilty

John Fagan is led away by police, who captured him after he escaped a Manawatu Prison work party.

Manawatu fraudster, who introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac", admits kidnapping someone while on the run from prison.

Murder still a mystery, 45 years on

Arthur Allan Thomas at his parents' Pukekawa farm the day after he was freed from prison after being pardoned in December 1979.

He would be convicted twice of the Crewe murders, but Arthur Allan Thomas always insisted he was an innocent man.

Police use of dogs, warning shot justified: IPCA


Watchdog says police were justified in firing a shot and setting dogs on fleeing men.

Learner driver dodges bill for crash

Teenage driver may have ducked a big bill in court, a potential civil suit could recoup St Johns' $164,000 ambulance replacement cost.

Teenage learner driver's trail of carnage including a snapped power pole and a written-off ambulance.

Black Widow denied appeal

Helen Milner, dubbed 'the Black Widow' at her trial earlier this year.

The convicted killer dubbed the Black Widow has been denied the chance to appeal her convictions in the Supreme Court.

21 years of ACC fraud


A 47-year-old serving a long prison sentence has admitted cheating $400k from ACC with false back injury claims.

Appeal court split on Lundy decision

Mark Lundy in the High Court at Wellington, seconds before his guilty verdict was delivered at his retrial.

Court of Appeal judges were divided over whether a jury should hear disputed evidence about the source of the tissue on Mark Lundy's polo shirt.

Photos of women's bums 'not offensive'

Errol Standeven was accused of using a camera with a zoom lens to take photos of women's bottoms and breasts as they walked around Hagley Park.

A man who took zoomed-in photos of women exercising has his conviction quashed.

Armed police rush to help woman

Police and the Armed Offenders Squad cordon off a street in Auckland's Blockhouse Bay.

Police are on the hunt for a man after a woman's call for help sparked an armed police callout in Auckland.

New evidence in John Banks case

John Banks' legal team have asked for a hearing over his retrial.

Former ACT party leader John Banks may be spared from facing a retrial over charges of filing a false electoral return. 

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