Sordid saga over stolen car

Corrupt cop Peter Pakau, who stole the Chrysler

A woman who says she's the rightful owner of a Chrysler stolen by a corrupt cop is taking police to court to get it back.

Early morning assault on Tauranga walkway

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Man left with serious head injuries after being attacked by three men.

Cannabis and firearms seized

A portion of the cannabis plants Tokoroa Police seized from an address on Manaia St.

Thousands of cannabis plants and two firearms found in South Canterbury by police.

Mona Blades: Four decades and still missing

Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to Hastings on 31 March 1975.

The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.

Vanished without a trace

Search and rescue.

Every hour someone is reported missing. Many return - but what about those who never do?

Petone store owner's faith in police restored

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A Petone shopkeeper says his faith in police has been restored after a quick response to a burglary lead to an arrest.

Man abused as teen speaks out video

A sexual assault victim says he is speaking out as a warning to others.

It has taken over 30 years for his predator to be brought to justice. Now he wants to help others.

No parole for cop killer

Carlos Namana shortly after his arrest.

Man who stomped police officer to death has first parole hearing.

Rules for child witnesses set for shakeup

Child victims of sexual offending will no longer have to apply not to sit in court in front of their abuser, but are able to give evidence by alternative means under proposed law changes.

Police investigate Waikato trust's finances

A Waikato social service provider's finances are under police scrutiny.

Police are looking into the finances of a Waikato social services provider.

Sex trial aborted

Alexia Joseph leaving Auckland District Court on Wednesday.

A social worker accused of taking a boy in her care to a hotel for sex has trial aborted after lawyer indicates he cannot continue.

Gambling charges to be defended

Silent Achiever (left) at Flemington on Tuesday.

A well known racing family asks for charges of gaming fraud to be dismissed.

Houses seized over drug money

One of the 27 mature cannabis plants found at a South Auckland property during a police search

Two eastern Bay of Plenty houses have been seized due to being paid for with drug money.

Bashed for a packet of smokes video

Linda McElwee, 63, of Porirua.

Linda McElwee played possum to survive a brutal attack in her own home - all for cigarettes and an iPad.

Fewer motorists caught drink-driving

Lower drink-driving limits have changed motorists' behaviour, and resulted in less spending at bars and restaurants.

New, lower alcohol limit seems to be working - and bars don't like it.

Alleged slasher a former mental patient

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A man accused of slashing a stranger's face with a knife had previously been committed.

Man allegedly surfed on taxi video

Johnny Bennett.

A man who calls himself "danger" has gone on trial for allegedly surfing on a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge. 

Spray can fumes fill train

Passengers struggled to breathe after an Auckland train was spraypainted on Wednesday evening.

A passenger struggled to breathe due to fumes following a graffiti attack on an Auckland train.

Cop killer denied parole

Andrew Popo was found guilty of manslaughter after running down Porirua police officer Derek Wootton.

Man on final stretch of eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter of police officer, is again denied parole.

Cop killer denied parole

Andrew Popo was found guilty of manslaughter after running down Porirua police officer Derek Wootton.

Man nearly seven years into eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter of police officer, is again denied parole.

Man faces more sex charges

Blenheim District Court

Eight more charges alleging historic sex offending have been laid against an Oamaru man who is already facing trial on another 48 similar charges.

Social worker sex trial

Alexia Joseph leaves Auckland District Court.

A female Waipareira Trust social worker is on trial charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her care.

Alleged station slasher arrested

Police have arrested the alleged Waikanae train station slasher.

Man appears in court after alleged unprovoked attack at a train station.

Trout poacher to serve time in jail

Thomas Tawha recorded  on surveillance camera with poached trout must do jail time.

A home detention bid for a trout poacher has been denied.

Teen arrested after serious assault

A teen has been arrested in relation to a serious assault at a party in Dunedin.

'Family planned' escape

Waikato woman Finnesse Kairau is missing.

Police are appealing to family of a missing Waikato woman who left a mental health facility without permission.

Man admits downloading child sex images

A 23-year-old Alexandra man appeared in the Queenstown District Court on Wednesday facing charges of distributing child pornography. The man was found not guilty.

Man found not guilty of distributing objectionable material after admitting downloading child sex images.

Woman nearly killed in drunken crash

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Eleven hours after holding his newborn daughter for the first time, Deon Aaron Page was hearing how he nearly killed a woman.

Meth mum sentenced


Woman described as a fantastic mother sentenced to home detention for dealing meth.

Teacher guilty of indecency in classroom

A court has ruled a teacher guilty of masturbating in a classroom.

Auckland teacher who masturbated in classroom to pornography during school hours found guilty of indecency.

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