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Meth plague grows video

Winnie Luthje is calling on the Nelson community to provide a residential centre where meth addicts can go to heal.

If the DHB won't fund a drug rehab facility, community should do it, meth user's mum says.

Arrest after AOS storm property

Two men have been arrested after members of the police armed offenders squad stormed two rural properties near Hokitika ...

Two men face firearms and drug charges after the armed offenders squad stormed two rural West Coast properties.

AOS callout over toy gun

A police helicopter has been seen above Rangiora, near Christchurch. Police responded to a report of suspicious ...

Armed police and a helicopter were called to Rangiora over what turned out to be a toy gun.

From day of hate to day of love

Mustafa Boztas still has a fragment of a bullet inside him.

A week ago, three mosque shooting survivors feared for their lives. Today, they have been moved by the compassion and love shown to them by fellow Kiwis: "This was an extraordinary day to be a Muslim".

Hato Pāora old boy becomes judge

Damian Stone, right, is sworn in as a Māori Land Court judge. Pictured here with chief judge Wilson Isaac.

Welcome homecoming for Damian Stone as he is sworn in as a Māori Land Court judge.

Man not guilty of manslaughter

A jury has found Nathan Graeme Hall not guilty of manslaughter after a trial in the Invercargill High Court.

An Invercargill man who punched a man at a 30th birthday last year, who later died, has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Mere stolen from Auckland Museum

The mere was stolen from Auckland Museum on March 6.

Police are looking for two men in relation to the theft of the artefact that was taken almost two weeks ago.

Final shots in hot car death trial

Donna Catherine Parangi, pictured at a previous court appearance (FILE).

Parental abdication and confabulation among the issues jurors will need to consider in High Court manslaughter trial.

New charges in mail theft investigation

Six new charges have been laid against Anna Leigh Hunter in the Christchurch District Court on Friday.

Charges continue to mount against a woman already at court over a stolen mail investigation.

Husband's death torments wife

Ian Douglas Minnear, 55, at an earlier appearance at the Hamilton District Court.

The wife of a man killed by a truck while walking his dog says his death still torments her.

Dad's cannabis conviction 'an incredible wake up call'

Stephen Shaw was sentenced to home detention for his role in a cannabis growing operation his lawyer said was sparked by ...

A father got into a cannabis operation with his son and daughter out of a "misguided sense of loyalty".

Jail for killing his 'bro'

James Gregory Nelson died in a crash on State Highway 1, Ohingaiti, in November 2017.

A motorcyclist's dangerous driving set in motion a series of events which led to the death of a man he considered family.

A drug and alcohol nurse and a teen

A troubled teenager has withdrawn sexual allegations made against his drug and alcohol nurse. (File photo)

A nurse wants a chance to challenge the now withdrawn statement of a sexual relationship.

Curry, cricket and community

Mohammed Imran Khan - known as Imran Bhai - was a cricket-lover, a curry fanatic and "brave, hard-working and kind", his ...

Christchurch restaurant owner Mohammed Imran Khan made it his mission to bring the taste of his hometown to NZ.

'Cruel and unprovoked attack'

Dean Brooks King hadn't slept for three days when he abducted a woman and forced himself on her.

A young woman feels like she died the day she was abducted and sexually violated in a public toilet, court told.

Five charged in Christchurch murder

Shayne Heappey died after being dropped off at the hospital's emergency department on December 8.

Name suppression lifts on fifth person in connection to alleged murder of man dropped off at emergency department.

On-ramp re-opens after police pursuit

Northbound lanes on a section of State Highway in Wellington have been closed following a police pursuit.

A suspected fleeing driver has been arrested on State Highway 1 near Tawa, north of Wellington's central city.

Empty gas tank ends police pursuit

Michael Vincent Luke admitted a raft of driving charges at New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

He was two weeks from getting his licence back when he led police on a dangerous, high-speed chase.

Instant self-defence only option - accused

Nathan Graeme Hall facing a manslaughter charge in the Invercargill High Court.

Manslaughter accused says he had no option but to instantly defend himself against a drunk, belligerent assailant

Anti-gun petition 70,000-strong video

MPs and the public gathered on the parliament steps for the semi-automatic weapons petition.

Petition handed to parliament shows growing public sentiment for gun law reforms.

'Appalling example of humanity'

Reihana Lindsay Nahona was sentenced in the Levin District Court for a one-punch assault that left the victim unable to ...

A judge lets Reihana Nahona know exactly what he thinks of his one-punch street attack.

Suppression breacher discharged

Kerry Raymond Bolton in Porirua District Court last year. (File photo)

Using the suppressed name of a sex attack victim was an honest mistake, lawyer tells court.

​Man 'too frightened' to go to court

Logan James Smoor, 22, failed to turn up at the Christchurch District Court.

He allegedly damaged three police cars in a Christchurch chase, but he's too scared to go to court in wake of terror attack.

Baby's fractures not visible – doctor

Hayden Anthony Gray, 32, denies charges of intentionally injuring and wounding his infant son.

Broken bones on a baby only weeks old wouldn't have shown up as bruises, a trial in the High Court at Christchurch was told.

Lifetime of memories gone

Debbie Boniface hopes her mother's pet dog Ben may find her 92-year-old mother's handbag, which went missing at the ...

Mother's devastation 'written all over her face', says daughter.

Hot car trial: Sister took kids

Donna Catherine Parangi, pictured at a previous court appearance (FILE).

Aunt of Isaiah Neil took his two siblings to live with her after finding their caregivers passed out from synthetic cannabis use.

Not guilty of raping sex worker

Normal Ariate Alonzo was found not guilty of raping a sex worker after a trial in the Palmerston North District Court.

Jury takes just 30 minutes to decide on acquittal; court heard condom came off during sex.

Māngere murder accused in court

Tributes were laid near the Vine Street shops in Māngere after Afa Brown was shot and killed on March 10.

Afa Brown died after being shot in south Auckland in the early hours of March 10.

Man admits causing fatal crash

Thursday night fatal crash on SH3, near the Waiwhakaiho hill.

A young driver has admitted to killing his friend in a single-car crash which occurred in Taranaki late last year.

Teen who started $46k fire sentenced

Rebecca Ashman's home was under threat as a hedge and trees burned after fireworks were shot from a car window.

Teen who shot fireworks from car window sentenced to community work and ordered to pay $7400.

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