He died alone, writhing about in a so-called "suicide cell" after a drug cocktail. Now the people and systems Sentry Taitoko encountered face scrutiny.
A south Auckland man left fighting for his life after an alleged assault died in hospital.
Armed patrols in Wairoa after shots fired at police station and officer's home.
Court of Appeal injects flexibility into punishment for dealing drug menace.
A Christchurch dairy owner has been described as a hero after he sent two masked would-be robbers – one armed with a knife – sprinting from his store.
A judge has ordered notorious killer Steve Williams to attend court in person - for his own good.
Jury trial sought by cannabis campaigners after police undercover operation at club.
Name suppression has lifted on a 26-year-old man charged with the murder of Canterbury farm worker Tony Grant Waldron.
A homicide inquiry is under way after a man died following an assault at a Christchurch home.
In one incident, a prisoner elbowed a guard the stomach. Two hours later he punched another officer in the face.
A person is seriously hurt after an assault in Hornby, Christchurch.
Two young men are in custody as a man fights for his life in hospital following an alleged assault.
Neighbours of a West Auckland man believe he shouldn't be charged after a scuffle with an alleged thief turned fatal.
Drones have likely dropped contraband to NZ inmates, but prison guards don't have a rulebook on how to deal with them.
"Part of me died in the crash with Lachie," dead man's partner says as Kiwi driver is sent to prison for six years.
OPINION: Stalking is not just the bread and butter material of hack Hollywood screenwriters, tales of terror are happening in NZ.
Police found a man with life-threatening injuries in south Auckland on Saturday morning.
There was no escape for a 10-year-old boy repeatedly lured to isolated places and made to perform sexual acts.
A team of elite prison guards ran a secret, unauthorised spying operation. This is the untold story of how they were caught.
Australia sent him back after he committed armed robbery, then he stole a van full of Christmas presents.
Police are treating the death as unexplained.
A car crash in Northland has left one person dead and two people seriously injured.
Woman sentenced to home detention after having sex with a 15-year-old boy.
After serving 12 years in prison for beating his 4-year-old stepson to death, Benny Haerewa subjected his new partner and her children to violence and threats.
A Palmerston North charity is without a vehicle after its van was sold to an auto-wreckers, which promptly cut it up.
She allegedly pushed a girl's face into dog faeces, deprived her of food and blankets and beat her with a belt.
The elderly couple made a suicide pact. She died, he didn't.
Interislander ferry Kaitaki was sent back to shore following reports of an "item of concern" on-board.
"You are no use to Ngāpuhi in jail," judge tells man who escaped a courthouse; the man and a helper were shackled and sentenced when they returned.
What the killer is hiding: Experts suspicious Joseph William Borton yet to admit the extent of his sexual fantasy life.