Man burned to death 'for money'

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The trial for Shalvin Prasad's 2013 Auckland slaying gets underway with prosecutor saying it was a murder for money.

Lundy retrial: early defence witness

ON TRIAL: Mark Lundy.

Defence in retrial of murder-accused Mark Lundy calls first witness, a UK-based crime scene expert.

Manure-throwing protester in court

Castislav "Sam" Bracanov.

Veteran protester in court today to defend a charge of common assault after he threw manure at John Banks.

McCulloch manslaughter plea

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The man charged with manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm to Wellington man Clark McCulloch has pleaded not guilty.

Four Blenheim drug dealers jailed


Four Blenheim drug dealers have been sent to prison after an undercover police operation that was sparked by frustrated residents.

'Not guilty' to murder

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Darryll Kirk, 19, pleads not guilty to murder of Adam Watkins on February 5.

Home invasion left woman badly hurt

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Man to appear in court to face charges relating to an alleged home invasion which left a woman seriously injured.

Court for man accused of stabbing

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Man will appear in court after allegedly stabbing another man in Normanby last night.

Duo caught after 7-hour manhunt

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Two people wanted over an assault and theft of a car overnight in Invercargill have been arrested.

Police Taser botchup

CAUTION: Senior Sergeant Alan Reece demonstrates with an X2 Taser.

Police have admitted a catalogue of failures and mishaps that resulted in them trying to Taser a suspect six times.

Child-killer kept in jail

Developers could face two years in prison if they market Australian apartment blocks solely to foreign buyers.

A child-killer will not be released on parole because his management skills for violent offending are "untested".

Hit put on cop, wife charged

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A woman has appeared in court charged with attempting to arrange a hit on her police officer husband.

Whatuira fire was arson

Police are investigating the fire at the Ormond St, Woodville address where James Whatuira was killed in January.

A fire at the scene of James Whatuira's death in Woodville is the result of arson, police say.

Man pleads to incest, rape

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Man who reunited with his daughter on TV admits incest with her and sex assault of another daughter.

'You stole my life'

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Keith Green, 83, is jailed for 6 years, 4 months for historic sex crimes against five girls aged between 5 and 22.

Force for change

Police rape victim Louise Nicholas with Detective Inspector Tusha Penny, Police National Manager of Child Protection and Sexual Violence, are working together to combat domestic violence.

Louise Nicholas and the cop who "rattled the force from within" look at police handling of domestic violence.

Sex crims walk in park

Escorted: Ivan Andrew Campbell (red cap) and Nicholas Iain Hawker (blue and white jersey) on a morning walk through St Albans Park.

Three of the country's most notorious criminals - two paedophiles and a killer - have teamed up for regular morning walks around a popular public park in Christchurch.

Tourist stopped, punched in face

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Tourist driver was punched in the face, after being flagged down by a man, who also snapped his keys.

Whangarei homicide couple named

NAMED: The man and woman found dead at a Whangarei residence yesterday were Kim Douglas Larkins and Brenda Nicola Gestro.

A man at the centre of a homicide case in Whangarei was a former P addict.

Fifth man in court over Woodville murder

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The fifth man arrested in relation to the murder of James Poto Whatuira made a brief appearance in Palmerston North District Court this afternoon.

'Everything seemed normal'

CARD SKIMMING: A device found on an ATM in Australia.

Wellington victim of card skimming says he will avoid using ATMs in future.

Broom stick sex attack

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Three men have appeared in court in Blenheim charged with sexually violating a man with a broom stick.

Concerns about blood in Lundy home video

ON THE STAND: ESR scientist Bjorn Sutherland agreed he had raised concerns about evidence being disturbed after he and others examined the Lundys' house in Karamea Crescent.

The process of testing for blood not visible to the naked eye may have led to evidence on the floor of the Lundy house being disturbed, a jury has heard.

Bail for sex-crimes NCO

Bombardier Phillip Manning during his court martial, where he was convicted on eight of 13 sex-related charges.

A decorated soldier sent to prison for sex-related charges has been granted bail while he awaits appeal.

Paedophile caught via phone


A 55-year-old man, caught after a video of him abusing a child was found in Canada, may be jailed indefinitely.

Concerns over blood

ACCUSED: Mark Lundy.

ESR scientist was concerned police or ESR staff possibly spread blood around the Lundy house.

Tracking a wanted man

INVESTIGATION: Police at the scene on Ormond St, Woodville, where a man's death is being treated as a homicide.

The fifth man connected to the death of James Whatuira in Woodville has been arrested after a dramatic search.

No charges for alleged abuse

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A man living in Manawatu will not charges for allegedly molesting students in 1960s because too much time has passed.

Drug dealers jailed

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Four Blenheim drug dealers have been sent to prison after an undercover police operation that was sparked by frustrated residents.

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