Crime

Accountant imprisoned for theft

Prison

Keeping his family in the lifestyle they had become accustomed to has landed Twizel man Peter Blacklaws in prison.

Slide into crime abruptly arrested

Porou Wrathall

A couple of hours trapped in grime ended Porou Wrathall's career in crime.

Good samaritan saves the day

Fabiola Garcia

Stranger tackled alleged thief who made off with a shop owner's bag, containing a day's earnings.

Prison crusade comes to end

All Means All

A man jailed for threatening to kill the PM is a shadow of his former self after being released.

Man used fake passport

planes airport

A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

Girl shot during home invasion

St John's Ambulance

Three armed men burst into a Thames house this evening, shooting a teenaged girl, police say. 

Survey: Cannabis use declined

Legal high

Survey finds "surprising decline" in marijuana use, possibly due to emergence of "legal highs".

Jail for $400k theft

Jenna Lee Robinson

Former bank employee who stole $400,000 is jailed for two years and seven months.

Judge chuckles at chippie burglar

Mr Fish and Chips

A bungling burglar is fined for 'battering' a fish and chip shop extractor vent he got stuck in.

Teen sex assault investigated

Police

A teenager has reported being sexually assaulted in an Auckland reserve last night.

Gambling habit fuels robberies

Pokie Machines

A Hamilton man robbed a bank and Subway restaurant so he could feed his gambling habit.

Driver escapes through school

Police

Police abandon chase, but later track car down to find axe, LSD and methamphetamine in it.

Car clocked at 160kmh

Speedometer

Boy racer crackdown nabs driver clocked at 160kmh, drink-drivers and people doing burnouts.

Man admits causing death

Boboy Leo Kenny

Man admits crashing car while drunk, killing his female passenger.

Beach shooting pleas

Makara shooting

Two men accused of attempting to shoot a man dead at a seaside community near Wellington plead not guilty.

'Home invader' critical

Police

Family fight back in alleged home invasion, taking the man's hammer and putting him in hospital.

Waikato burglars take day off

Burglar

The Waikato experienced no burglaries in 24 hours after the execution of a two-month investigation.

Disgraced lawyer victim of fraud

Court

A former lawyer who misused $50,000 of client funds was also the victim of a $820,000 fraud.

Arrest over armed robberies

Police

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Subway in Hamilton and a Postshop in Whangarei.

Car chase ends in arrest

police

A man wanted in connection with a stabbing led police on a car chase along an Auckland motorway this afternoon before being arrested.

Armed robber on the run

Held gun to worker before taking cash, tobacco

Mairehau Food Studio robbery

Man who wielded pistol at female dairy worker before making off with cash and tobacco still at large.

Police consider appeal

Craig Wyber

Police are considering appealing a decision not to jail a man found with more than 1000 child sexual abuse images.

'Team effort' nets sex predator

keyboard

A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed.

Sons forgive dad who beat them

Violence

Man who beat his young sons until they pleaded for him to stop avoids a jail sentence.

Hopes for attitude adjustment

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

Even before he gets to his sentencing, Norton Lindsay Adams has earned a month in custody.

Father, son get reprieve

Judge Raoul Neave

Teen and his father given final chances when they appear separately before the same judge today.

$4m fraudster jailed

 	 Sushila Devi Mosese

Woman with "Robin Hood" attitude who stole more than $4m is jailed for more than four years.

Bail for fifth Ashburton drug accused

Gavel

A fifth person arrested after a series of drugs raids in the Ashburton area this week has been granted bail after an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

Jail for bashing driver

Court

Teen been jailed for her part in an incident in which a Christchurch bus driver was beaten unconscious.

TV couple nab thief

loren and tom heaphy

Block stars Loren and Tom Heaphy have turned crimebusters, spotting and pursuing a stolen car.

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