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21 year-old's cell death

The family of Sentry Taitoko, who died in police custody, at his graveside in South Auckland. Mother Johnna, dad Migo, ...

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.

Police launch homicide inquiry

Police were called to Naylors Drive in Māngere about 3.50am on Saturday.

A south Auckland man left fighting for his life after an alleged assault died in hospital.

Shot fired at officer's house

Armed police will be patrol Wairoa after a police officer's house and a police station were shot at in Wairoa over the ...

Armed patrols in Wairoa after shots fired at police station and officer's home.

Meth sentencing guidelines redrawn video

Meth offenders were being "over-sentenced" under the old regime, some lawyers said. (File photo)

Court of Appeal injects flexibility into punishment for dealing drug menace.

Dairy owner thwarted robbery

Joshua James Allan has pleaded not guilty to the attempted armed robbery of a dairy in Addington, Christchurch.

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.

Notorious killer made to attend court video

Steve Williams in the Wellington High Court in 2004 for sentencing for the murder of Coral-Ellen Burrows.

A judge has ordered notorious killer Steve Williams to attend court in person - for his own good.

Trial over cannabis club

Dakta Green opened his cannabis club in Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Jury trial sought by cannabis campaigners after police undercover operation at club.

Trial expected for murder-accused

Tony Waldron was found dead at his Rakaia home on September 18.

Name suppression has lifted on a 26-year-old man charged with the murder of Canterbury farm worker Tony Grant Waldron.

Man dead after alleged assault

A cordon blocks off part of Skerten Ave in Hornby, Christchurch, on Monday after a man in his 30s died following an ...

A homicide inquiry is under way after a man died following an assault at a Christchurch home.

Almost daily assaults on prison guards

Christchurch Men's Prison is one of the country's largest jails.

In one incident, a prisoner elbowed a guard the stomach. Two hours later he punched another officer in the face.

Serious family harm incident

About 10 police vehicles and two ambulances are at the scene in Hornby.

A person is seriously hurt after an assault in Hornby, Christchurch.

Two arrests in serious Māngere assault

Police were called to Naylors Drive in Mangere about 3.50am on Saturday.

Two young men are in custody as a man fights for his life in hospital following an alleged assault.

Self-defence death: 'I would do the same'

KC Loh said he supported his Te Atatū neighbour who police say acted in self-defence against a person trying to steal ...

Neighbours of a West Auckland man believe he shouldn't be charged after a scuffle with an alleged thief turned fatal.

Drug drones threaten prisons

A drone videoing an event (file photo).

Drones have likely dropped contraband to NZ inmates, but prison guards don't have a rulebook on how to deal with them.

Girlfriend's grief at crash

Lachie Yeo, 20, died when a car driven by Andrew Simon (inset) crossed to the wrong side of a highway.

"Part of me died in the crash with Lachie," dead man's partner says as Kiwi driver is sent to prison for six years.

100 messages a day - a Kiwi's stalker horror

A Kiwi woman moved to the other side of the world to get away from her stalker - and he's followed her.

OPINION: Stalking is not just the bread and butter material of hack Hollywood screenwriters, tales of terror are happening in NZ.

Critical injuries after Māngere assault

Police were called to Naylors Drive in Māngere about 3.50am on Saturday (file photo).

Police found a man with life-threatening injuries in south Auckland on Saturday morning.

Boy forced into indecent acts

Robert James Clarke, 48, was  sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday to 12 months' home detention

There was no escape for a 10-year-old boy repeatedly lured to isolated places and made to perform sexual acts.

NZ's secret prison spy scandal

Conversations recorded using the listening devices were listened to by guards. Anything interesting was written down in ...

A team of elite prison guards ran a secret, unauthorised spying operation. This is the untold story of how they were caught.

Deportee's Christchurch crime spree

Ben David Manzone pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court on Friday to a string of offending in Christchurch ...

Australia sent him back after he committed armed robbery, then he stole a van full of Christmas presents.

Body found by Lake Rotorua

A body has been found near Lake Rotorua (file photo).

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

One dead after serious crash

One person died and two others were seriously injured after a crash in Ruawai.

A car crash in Northland has left one person dead and two people seriously injured.

Woman groomed teen for sex

Jo Chamier was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday to 12 months' home detention for having sexual ...

Woman sentenced to home detention after having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

'Treated like a dog'

Justice Grant Powell sentenced Benny Haerewa at the High Court in Auckland

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.

Charity's goodwill cut to pieces

Human Aid Focus NZ's Robert Scott says he found the charity's van in pieces at Palmy Auto Parts four working days after ...

A Palmerston North charity is without a vehicle after its van was sold to an auto-wreckers, which promptly cut it up.

Woman accused of horrifying child abuse

A woman appeared before the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, facing charges of horrifying child abuse. (File photo)

She allegedly pushed a girl's face into dog faeces, deprived her of food and blankets and beat her with a belt.

Man convicted for suicide pact

The couple made a pact to die together. (File photo)

The elderly couple made a suicide pact. She died, he didn't.

Threat on ferry false alarm

Police are a the Interislander terminal in Wellington, where they are investigating a threat on board a ferry.

Interislander ferry Kaitaki was sent back to shore following reports of an "item of concern" on-board.

Courthouse escapees manacled video

Wiremu Eparaima, left and Emmanuel Witana, right,  have been jailed for escaping police at the Levin Courthouse. Te Wera ...

"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.

'Evil' killer gets life

Mental health experts suspected Borton was not being honest about the sexual fantasies believed to be behind his crimes.

What the killer is hiding: Experts suspicious Joseph William Borton yet to admit the extent of his sexual fantasy life.

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