Crime

Harrison fraud: Corrections investigating

Former MoT manager Joanne Harrison had a stint at Corrections - before she was jailed.

Another public agency has had to investigate after hiring fraudster Joanne Harrison.

Fraudulent beggar returns

Hawke's Bay beggar Frank Lovich was on Napier's Emerson Street this week.

'The system's failed me big time' says beggar convicted of fraud

Not guilty plea for man accused of Rotorua mugging

George Raymond Harris has pleaded guilty to abandoning a child.

Car theft baby bandit enters not guilty plea to mugging charge.

AOS at Wairarapa home

The armed offenders squad was called to a Wairarapa home (File photo).

AOS was called to a young man threatening a person with a gun, which may not have ever existed.

Robber's 'slasher-like' weapon

Footage from the robbery of a Liquorland store in Palmerston North.

Police release CCTV showing the thieves, who hit a shop attendant with the tool in a Palmerson North robbery.

Fraudster doctored CV

Fraudster Joanne Harrison's travel expenses have been made public, as have her CVs.

Leave town and change your name: More detail of Joanne Harrison's $725k fraud emerges.

Hospital drug thief suspended

The potentially fatal drug was stolen form a secure area of Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton.

A health professional is suspended for nine months after stealing dangerous sedative.

Man's mysterious disappearance

Michael Craig McGrath went missing on Sunday, May 21.

Michael McGrath kept below the radar until he went missing about a week ago.

Uncle denies sexual abuse

The man and his nephew will both give evidence at the Blenheim District Court this week. (File photo)

The nephew told his parents about the alleged abuse years ago, but they did not believe him, jury hears.

Field narrows in vandal hunt

Groundskeeper Chris Murphy and Pleasant Point cricket club captain Cameron Lundie at the scene of the vandalism that ...

Police are investigating "three persons of interest" after vandalism at South Canterbury sports grounds.

Teen charged after fatal crash

A roadside memorial to Blenheim teenager Lara Glover near Spring Creek, north of Blenheim.

Sixteen-year-old Lara Glover died in a car that was carrying eight teens when it crashed.

Ram raids linked?

Thieves ram-raided a Henry's Liquor store in Yaldhurst Rd, Christchurch in the early hours of Monday.

Ram-raid thieves have targeted a Christchurch sex shop, a tool service and now a liquor store.

Meth accused back in court

Four men facing meth-dealing charges are back at the Blenheim District Court.

Four men were charged after police raided six properties earlier this month.

Bungling robber slips, drops spoils video

The robber trips as he tries to leave the store with arms full of goodies.

Could this man be one of New Zealand's most hopeless robbers? The security footage speaks for itself.

Men accused of raping girl at party

Two men are trial in the Christchurch District Court for alleging raping a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent ...

The 15-year-old's boyfriend tried to lock her in a bedroom to keep her safe, but she was allegedly raped by two men. 

Pregnant woman strangled, bitten

Northern Districts and Auckland representative cricketer Cody Andrews was sentenced in Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Judge says cricketer's heavily pregnant partner "must have been terrified" during his prolonged, drunken attack.

Robbery witnesses sought

An armed robber took money and cigarettes from the Super Liquor on Heaphy Terrace on Friday, May 26.

Police have released images of an armed liquor store robber and are asking for witnesses to come forward.

6 pub hold-ups alleged

Armed police swooped on a property in Rakaia Huts near Southbridge after a shooting near Rolleston last month.

Man who allegedly shot mum and daughter in Canterbury now charged with six pub gunpoint robberies.

Child killer sent back to jail

Leif Wulff died from stab wounds on the beach at Timaru's Caroline Bay, pictured, in 1991. (FILE PHOTO)

Man who murdered an 11-year-old boy had run away after cutting off his electronic bracelet.

Fake lawyer takes thousands

A relationship split lead to a man shelling out thousands to a fake lawyer who promised to help him through the court ...

He was in a messy breakup - then it got bad. His lawyer turned out to be a fake and a con artist.

Man jailed for 'sadistic' abuse

Napier man Timothy Hebberley was found guilty of a raft of offences against his former girlfriend.

Serious offending included dislocating his girlfriend's limbs.

Knife-toting teens rob store

Four bandana-wearing teens robbed Havelock North's Big Barrel liquor store at knife-point on Sunday.

Police hunting four teens after Havelock North liquor store robbed at knife-point.

Missing man 'doesn't fit pattern'

Michael Craig McGrath went missing on about May 22.

Builder Michael McGrath vanished a week ago. Police have appealed for sightings of his car.

Police right to charge Emily's dad

A farm four-wheel-drive ute that became submerged in the Poerua River on the West Coast. Barry Petrie and 2-year-old ...

OPINION: As humans, as parents, we feel the father of a drowned 2-year-old should not be prosecuted. He's been through enough. But our instinct is wrong.

Fleeing driver hits man

The crash happened shortly after 8pm on Saturday when two cars collided on High St in Taita, Lower Hutt.

A car was fleeing from police when it crashed, seriously injuring an innocent man.

Gran attacked in Porirua

Police are investigating a home invasion in Porirua. (File photo)

A grandmother has been assaulted by a young girl following a fracas outside her home north of Wellington.

Fired up over police bungle

Police have been handing out an "incorrect" version of the Arms Code.

A botched police update of the Arms Code has angered gun owners.

A place where bad things happen

Hayden Poulter pictured shortly after his arrest in 1996.

Vanishings and killings of beautiful women on K Rd cemented its seedy status - but was it a myth?

Dad charged after toddler swept away

Emily Saunders, 2, was swept away. Her body was never found.

His little girl was swept away when he tried to drive across a river. Almost a year on, he's charged over her death.

Fostering a love of books behind bars

About 70 per cent of prisoners in New Zealand have trouble with basic literacy and numeracy. (File Photo)

Forget fight clubs. It's prison book clubs which are getting inmates passionate about life again.

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