Toy gun triggers raid


Armed police raided an Auckland house following reports of a man brandishing a hand gun from his vehicle, only to find the 'weapon' was a fake. 

Man stabbed in stomach


A man was stabbed in the stomach and face, and another man cut on his hands during a confrontation in Woodville, east of Palmerston North.

Maddie man's charges

British paedophile connected to the Madeleine McCann case was facing three charges of indecent assault in NZ.

Illegal plants bring community work


A long community work sentence has been imposed on a woman who illegally brought threatened plants into Christchurch on a flight from China.

Addict stole from father


A gambling addict who stole her father's $91,000 nest egg has been jailed.

Kaitaia lodge owner bailed

Michael Harris

Lodge operator charged with indecently assaulting young male guests is bailed to Auckland with strict conditions.

Jailed for attack on cop


A man who knocked out a police officer after he intervened in a mass brawl has been jailed for a year.

Predator teacher jailed

Charles Harter

Teacher who sexually offended against young girls during lessons has been sent to jail.

No charges in knife scare


Man who took out a craft knife to open package at Dunedin Work and Income office let off with warning.

'Excessive use of force'


Police actions in setting dog on to man who had hands in the air unlawful, says IPCA.

Shanking a 'pre-emptive strike'


Paremoremo prisoner handed a two year, nine month jail term for assisting in prison "shanking".

Arsonist: 'I'll kill your children'

Dad sent threats to ex-partner before setting fire to her house with six children inside.

Decade in jail for vicious assault


Man stabbed woman in the leg, then forced her to tell ambulance officers the 10cm gash was self-inflicted.

Man arrested in whitebait 'feud'


Simmering dispute over whitebaiting territory believed to be at heart of violent clash.

Candidate's conviction quashed

lotto ticket

Local govt candidate successfully appeals conviction for assault of shopkeeper over Lotto ticket.

Minister: No need to arm all police


Police minister bats away a call to arm all police after a standoff in Waikato.

$472k 'revenge' theft

Joanne Christine McGregor

Woman jailed for stealing from work blamed her offending on post-quake trauma - but a judge doesn't believe her.

Police hunt gunman

Khandallah cordon

One armed suspect is on the loose and another has been arrested after an attempted holdup in Wgtn.

Envoy due back in NZ

Malaysian diplomat accused of sex assault is expected to appear in court in capital this week.

Is your community safe?


Feeling secure in your community is an important factor in choosing where to live and raise a family.

Seventh violent death since May


Police say it is unclear what led to the death of a West Auckland man overnight.

Boy 'mugged with BB gun'


Christchurch mum warns of group shooting people with paintball or BB guns after her son was targeted.

Beating was 'impulse'

falcon walsh

Teen who boasted about beating a man beyond recognition says it was an "impulsive decision".

Crash driver sentenced

Judge, court, gavel, justice

Driver who killed motorist and spent three weeks in coma sentenced to four months' community detention.

Man tried to block police at door


Man with gang connections tried to stop police making bail check before he was found with methamphetamine.

Walking stick driver shocks

Auckland motorway.

Police spot disabled driver they'd stopped in Auckland using an unusual driving aid.

Ejected Navy officer may face retrial

Kevin Keat

Commodore Kevin Keat, ejected from the Navy over an affair, could face a retrial of disciplinary charges.

Tried to pay with photocopied $20s

Glenn Stephen Bielawski

Man admits forgery after being caught trying to use homemade bank notes at supermarket.

Man jailed over indecent pics, act


Hawke's Bay man sent to prison after secretly filming teenage girls showering.

Caught with 867 paua

paua haul October 2014

A monster haul of paua has landed three men in deep water with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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