Crime

Arrest over bank robbery

Tawa robbery

A 42-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow charged with a hold-up of the Tawa BNZ branch.

Maori King defends son's treatment

Korotangi Paki

Maori King Tuheitia says thousands of Pakeha students get off without conviction every week.

Masked man with gun

Police

Police are hunting a masked man with a shotgun who held up the Tawa branch of BNZ today.

Drugs in driver's system

donald newman

Man driving truck that had been tampered with when he fell asleep and caused a deadly, fiery crash.

Banks mud-slinger appears in court

Castislav Sam Bracanov

Throwing manure on John Banks was a deserved act of "squaring up", court hears.

Call for victims to come forward

Police

Police say a former scout leader accused of sexual assault over a thirty year period may have more victims.

Crims fund drug screening lab

drugs

The country's first drug screening laboratory at the border has been paid for by criminals.

Hamburglar teen Mc'thieving it

MCDONALDS

Want some fries with that? Teen stole food from McDonald's and took it home for his flatmates.

Ashburton death: no pleas

Court

Four people charged with the manslaughter of an Ashburton man found dead in a ditch.

Hunt for shirtless prisoner

Police

Prisoner escapes as he is being transported from Waikeria Prison to court, shedding clothes on the way.

Wrong mother on birth certificate

A baby

A couple have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely registering the birth of a child as their own.

Partner's death triggered drug use

Laura Elizabeth Cilliers

Laura Cilliers' life of hard drugs, which started when her partner died in a hit-and-run, ended when she smuggled 99 heroin pellets into NZ.

Accused 'paid for sex'

Court

A taxi driver accused of rape says the woman would have bitten his penis off if the encounter wasn't consensual.

Conwoman scams elderly

Justice

A conwoman has been sentenced for conning an elderly man, the fourth time in eight years.

Coach sent sexual photos

Court

Coach who sent explicit photographs to boys has been referred to a counselling programme.

Sex was consensual, says accused

Court

Taxi driver accused of raping a female passenger says she could have bitten him if she did not consent.

Accused driver 'took corner too fast'

Cody Marcus John Pierce

Car involved in crash that killed passenger likely hit power pole at 60kmh, expert says.

Music teacher accused

Child abuse

Police are meeting with parents tonight to discuss indecent assault allegations against a music teacher.

Fake security guard jailed for sex attacks

Justice

An Auckland man pretended to be a mall security guard and lured a teenager into a changing room where he indecently assaulted her.

All Black assault 'idiotic'

Justin Marshall

Offender gets home detention for street assault on ex-All Black Justin Marshall and admits his behaviour was "disgraceful".

Judge pities driver

Police

Judge tells driver who had five unrestrained children in her car that it was common 30 years ago.

Drug mule jailed for 7 years

Laura Cilliers

Woman tried to smuggle 99 triple-wrapped heroin pellets into NZ. | Mule's lover arrested

Fight ends in fatal stabbing

Juliette Anne Gerbes

Jury finds that the fatal stabbing of a young man by his girlfriend was a tragic accident.

Man 'shrugged off taser'

Taser

Gore police hunting for man in alleged car break-in they say shrugged off zap and escaped.

Blender used as weapon

Court

Police allege a man used a bike rack and blender as weapons during an armed burglary.

Name suppression granted

Justice

Man accused of murdering a 5-month-old girl has name suppressed until October.

Partner accused killer

singh murder accused

The pair accused of murdering an Auckland man in his car have been named, revealing that one was the man's partner.

Mule's lover arrested

Sydney Cilliers

The husband of a drug mule being sentenced today is facing his own smuggling charges in Peru.

Drink-driving tourist caught

Drink driving breath testing

A tourist driving on the wrong side of the road was caught after a concerned motorist chased him.

'Trusted employee' denies fraud

Wallet, cash

A man facing 119 theft and fraud charges relating to more than $600,000 was a trusted employee.

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