Crime

Victim ordered up a 'shooter'

Uncle and nephew Raymond and James Fleet, who the Crown allege were killed in the wake of a botched meth cook.

With his meth "turned to custard", Raymond Fleet asked for a "shooter".

Killing taints family milestones

Jordan Voudouris' ex-partner, Gwendalyn Richmond with daughter Mia and son Spyros want people to come forward if they ...

​Spyros Voudouris celebrated his 18th by having a beer with his dad. Not at the pub, but at his grave.

Drug arrest linked to Porirua homicide

A man will face drugs charges in Porirua District Court on Saturday, in connection to the death of an Auckland man who ...

Man's arrest linked to death of Auckland man Sosuia Helotu Ula who fell from Mercedes in Porirua this month.

Drug deal ends in death

Anthony Hallmond died following an altercation with Storm Te Huia on July 23, 2017 in North Street, Te Awamutu.

There was bad blood between Storm Te Huia and Anthony Hallmond before a fight that ended badly for Hallmond.

Home D for repeat drink driver

A repeat drink driver admitted to downing a few beers after work before he caused a crash on State Highway 3. (File Photo)

He downed beers and then decided to drive. It ended in near disaster.

Thirteen years' jail for rapes and assaults

After a trial in the Palmerston North District Court, a man was jailed for raping a woman and assaulting children.

Man shakes his head before he is led to the cells for lengthy lag.

Drone footage could hold killer clue

Kevin Ratana was killed in August and police are now seeking drone footage that could help their homicide investigation.

Drone flying above Whanganui on the morning a Mongrel Mob member was gunned down could provide key to unlocking vehicle movements.

Victim's nose, eye socket, tooth broken

A man who broke his partner's nose, along with a bone in her eye socket and her teeth, has been given a sentence of home ...

Abuser hangs head in shame as details of assault read out in court.

Dangerous driver hits the wall

Jason Hikaka was jailed for 13 months when he appeared in the Palmerston North District Court this week.

Determined not to stop for police, a motorist leads officers on a mad chase through Palmerston North that ended in a brick wall.

Poachers kill stag, goat, at safari park

Two men have admitted poaching a goat and a red stag from a Canterbury safari park, but say they didn't know they were ...

Man "super sorry for being a complete idiot" after admitting poaching a wild stag and a goat from a safari park.

Young intruders spark lockdown

Aquinas College was put in lockdown after two young women entered in a threatening manner.

Aquinas College in Tauranga went into lockdown after two young girls entered the school grounds in a "threatening manner".

Man shot building pig trap

A 56-year-old is facing charges after allegedly firing on a group building a pig trap in eastern Bay of Plenty.

After being shot in the leg the 28-year-old and his friends walked 1.5km for help out of a Bay of Plenty bush.

Baby death accused revealed

Shane Claude Roberts has been charged with  the 2014 murder of a 10-month-old.

Man accused of murdering 10-month old boy four years ago can now be named.

Prison for supplying meth

Bradley Mason has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for offering to supply drugs, including ...

Supplying meth and prescription painkillers has landed a Nelson man in jail for more than three years.

Police search for meth

The search warrant was executed at a Parsons Rd address in Oamaru about 10.30am on Thursday. (File photo)

A pre-planned search warrant in Oamra was related to the supply of methamphetamine and connected to the Mongrel Mob.

Pursuit ends in arrests

Two people have been arrested following a police pursuit in Hamilton on Thursday evening (file photo).

A 19-year-old man and his female passenger were arrested following a short pursuit in Hamilton.

Synthetic cannabis bust

Police have recovered 97 individual zip-lock bags of synthetic cannabis following a routine traffic stop in Hawke's Bay. ...

Police say 97 bags of synthetic drugs found on a Hawke's Bay motorist would have caused significant community harm.

Victim's son 'freaked out'

Mikaere Huru and Zen Pulemoana are on trial at the High Court in Rotorua for the double murder of Raymond and James Fleet.

Paranoia over missing drugs allegedly behind double killing, jurors told.

Man jailed for bestiality photos

Registered sex offender Michael Kight has been jailed for having 60 images of bestiality and lewd texts about young boys.

Registered sex offender jailed for possessing X-rated images and texts about young boys.

Web of identity fraud

David Pasene, 51, was jailed for three years and two months for his part in an organised criminal enterprise which ...

Identity fraud ring spanned the country and netted half-a-million dollars from its victims.

Dad saves daughter from knifeman video

A 25-year-old man was arrested and will appear in Hamilton District Court on Thursday (file photo).

A Hamilton father woke to noises found an intruder holding a kitchen knife to his three-year-old. But he didn't back down.

Police warn of online groomer

The posts are from a man seeking children to be part of a game that involves 'sliming', 'gunging' or pouring custard ...

A man is offering money, vouchers or tickets to events in exchange for children to pour custard over themselves.

Out at sea without a paddle

The 37-year-old man was arrested after fleeing into the ocean at Mt Maunganui.

Man steals bike, then car, then surf ski but after forgetting vital kit, it's the cops in a rubber boat to the rescue.

Jailed for rooftop jewel heist

Craig Murray Shaw, 42, has been jailed for 26 months after stealing $280,000 worth of jewellery from a boutique store in ...

He broke in through the skylight and stole $280k worth of jewellery, but judge says paying back the money "completely unrealistic".

Assault by hooded cyclist

Jean-Luc Marshall before the brutal attack.

GRAPHIC WARNING: A Christchurch electrician has a scar running the length of his head after a "life-changing" assault by a stranger.

Missing-man murder trial abandoned

The High Court trial of David Lyttle, who is accused of killing his mate Brett Hall, has been abandoned.

Mistrial declared; seven-year-old disappearance remains a mystery.

Not guilty of indecent assaults

A New Plymouth District Court jury has found a man not guilty of four charges related to the indecent assault of a ...

Jury clears accused of indecent assaults after sixty minutes of deliberations.

Jury begins to deliberate 106 charges

Alosio Taimo is on trial at the High Court in Auckland facing more than 100 counts of sexual offending.

The jury have begun to decide the fate of former rugby coach Alosio Taimo, who faces charges relating to sexual offending.

Woman feigns death to escape

Michael Sam Torrington, 28, is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She went limp as accused held her face in a puddle amidst violent attack on her partner, jury hears.

'Dangerous' man on the run

Police are searching for 22-year-old Reilly Bowler, who has a warrant to arrest for escaping custody.

Reilly Bowler was up on aggravated robbery charges when he escaped from an Auckland court.

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