Crime

Stabbing victim 'touched lives'

Police at Broderick Rd, Johnsonville, close to where Noel Hudson Garratt was stabbed to death.

Man stabbed to death in Wellington, allegedly by a woman, was a strong and active believer in Jesus Christ.

An 'admirable' maths teacher

Former Auckland Grammar School Teacher Simon Toon, who has been convicted of performing an indecent act in a classroom.

Auckland Grammar teacher Simon Toon, who was caught masturbating in a classroom, downloaded porn when employed at King's College.

Cops must stop arguing and write a cheque

Richard Neville, pictured with wife Donna, is suing police after being caught in the crossfire during a 2009 motorway shootout.

OPINION: Tight-fisted police need to face up to their responsibilities to the victim of a botched motorway shoot-out.

'I've lost faith in police'

The lives of Richard Neville, his wife Donna and his two sons have changed tragically since he was injured during a police shoot-out.

After being used as a 'human shield' in a fatal shootout on a city motorway, Richard Neville is suing police for $1.4 million.

Baby boy dies suddenly

Investigation teams move into the scene.

The forensic examination is expected to take up to four days.

Dead Dunedin woman named

Police working at the Waldronville house were a woman was found dead in what was believed to be a stabbing.

Vicki Lee Warington, 48, was found dead at a Dunedin house on Friday.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Dog starved on diet of noodles

An Auckland dog found almost starved to death had to be put down.

An Auckland man has been found guilty of animal abuse after his dog was found almost starved to death on a diet of noodles.

Scott Watson denied parole

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Scott Watson turned down in first parole hearing after serving 17 years for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.

Auckland Grammar teacher in lewd act

Former Auckland Grammar School teacher Simon Toon was convicted of performing an indecent act in his classroom at lunch time.

Auckland teacher who masturbated in classroom to pornography at lunch time was from Auckland Grammar

Drug trial collapses

A drug trial collapsed this week for reasons that are suppressed.

What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.

$28,000 of meth seized

Methamphetamine with a street value of $28,000 was seized during a raid of a Kaiapoi home.

An ounce of methamphetamine with a street value of $28,000 was seized after police raided a Kaiapoi home.

Gold trader sentenced to prison

Gold trader Kairuaiti Tangata Oropai Robert Kairua has been sentenced to nearly four years behind bars

An Auckland gold trader has been sentenced to nearly four years prison for stealing from clients.

Dunedin man shot

Police at the scene of a shooting in Dunedin on Friday.

A Dunedin man has been shot, and his assailant remains at large.

Armed standoff stand-down video

The house on Mould St where armed police fired 17 canisters of tear gas.

Police fired at least 17 canisters of tear gas while conducting a search warrant for stolen firearms in Taranaki.

Wife's relief that drunk husband stopped

A woman thanked police for pulling over her husband after he was caught speeding while four times over the breath alcohol limit.

Wife thanks police after they stop her drunk husband from driving at 141kmh.

Driving death penalty change appears unlikely

Norman John Harris was sentenced on Wednesday for careless driving causing death. There are calls for the maximum sentence - three months' imprisonment - to be increased.

Minister will not say if penalty should be changed, despite judge saying it may be time for review.

Killer's son sentenced for assault

Adam and Greg Kearns

Helen "Black Widow" Milner's son Adam Kearns assaulted former All Black Justin Marshall.

Brother faces murder charge

Police at the scene of a homicide in Blundell St, Kawerau on Friday.

The brother of a man who died from axe wounds has appeared in court charged with his murder.

Accused manslaughter trio in court

Three young men facing manslaughter charges have appeared in the High Court at New Plymouth.

Three charged with Taranaki barrier death manslaughter appear in court.

Man dies after axe attack

Police at the scene of a homicide in Blundell St, Kawerau on Friday.

A man has been killed with an axe and another man has been charged with his murder.

Teen missing for months

Auckland police are searching for missing 14-year-old Alex Nepe.

Police hold grave concerns for girl missing since April.

Mum bashed daughter with wood

Judge Jane Farish has convicted and discharged a mother who beat her daughter with a piece of wood for secretly staying overnight at a friend's house.

Assault was borne out of love rather than hate, but was inappropriate, judge says.

Naked man 'stabbed himself'

A Hastings man was in a critical condition after suffering a stab wound to the chest on Friday.

A Hastings man seen naked in street may have stabbed himself after alleged attack.

Slain cabbie's family fights on

Falguni Mohini shares a special bond with her daughters Yashvi, 10, left, and Hetvi, 8.

After the violent murder of her taxi driver husband, Falguni Mohini has kept chasing the better life that he wanted for their two daughters.

Tauranga raid nets chemicals

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

A man has been arrested after a suspected methamphetamine lab was discovered by police north of Tauranga.

Central Otago man charged with indecent assault

Queenstown police.

Police in Queenstown have charged a Central Otago man with indecently assaulting a family member.

'Half-hearted' prison escape

Matthew Kidman at a District Court sentencing in 2010.

A criminal made infamous by a courthouse escape admits attempt at Rimutaka Prison.

'Tragic' family stabbings video

Police have set up a tent outside the house in Broderick Rd where four people were stabbed.

Woman, 25, in custody after 67-year-old stabbed to death, and four others hurt.

Rod thrower to pay victim $8800

The steel rod lodged in Adam Armitage's head after the January attack.

The thrower of a steel rod that got lodged in another man's head has been sentenced.

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