A suspicious figure near a prison was chased up a tree by a police dog while carrying drugs, witness says.
A short car chase ended with spiked tyres and an arrest for an alleged bank robber and car thief today.
Eighteen-year-old man to appear in court charged with murder after man found dead in a Huntly backyard.
Wellington lawyer in court on A-class drugs charges has lost name suppression.
Police officer twice failed to hear orders to abandon high-speed chase before fatal crash.
A Fijian couple who misled immigration authorities in order to get NZ residency have been found guilty.
Stewart Murray Wilson, the 'Beast of Blenheim', remains in jail until at least December 12.
Wellington bus company pleads guilty to charge over passengers trapped by doors.
A clinician has hit out at a judge who failed to convict a man who filmed up a woman's skirt.
Convicted killer Teina Pora received glowing progress report from Parole Board, a month out from Privy Council appeal.
Police got a surprise when they unintentionally discovered a meth lab on a West Auckland property.
Murder inquiry launched after man found dead in a Huntly backyard.
Hamilton police are happy undercover alcohol sting to bust shops selling liquor to underage teens found compliance with law.
A woman whose stockings were filmed under her dress has received an apology of sorts.
A Napier family awoke to a teenager threatening them with a knife and demanding money.
Woman fears for her safety when the man who threatened and stabbed her is released.
A man who drunkenly tried to give his dog CPR has been served his 11th drink driving conviction.
Coroner criticises seven-month delay in interviewing man who supplied alcohol to teen who died.
Nelson 15-year-old appears in court after going on a rampage through the city, attacking a woman and damaging property.
Overall crime falls over 12 months, with homicide and related offending leading the decrease.
Two men suspected of large-scale burglary and shoulder surfing are still at large, police say.
Man driving the wrong way up a motorway was three times over limit, and then fell asleep at the wheel.
Police are searching for a man who robbed a dairy with a stick in Tauranga.
A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in broad daylight remains at large.
More liquor off-licences are caught selling to underage buyers in central Auckland than any other part of NZ.
Man sentenced to home detention after attempt to manufacture methamphetamine blew up on him.
Some Timaru lawyers are turning their backs on legal aid work, mainly because of the low pay and constant changes.
Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.
Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.
A newspaper delivery contractor in Marton has been assaulted and has had his vehicle stolen.