Crime

Pursuit damages vehicles

A man is in custody after being involved in two pursuits in the Waikato on Wednesday.

A person is in custody after a short police pursuit in central Hamilton. 

Gangster jailed for a decade

Enoka, the former president of the Christchurch chapter of the Rebels gang, has been jailed for 10 years for his offending.

A former Rebels gang president was "paranoid and certainly irrational" when he broke into a home while armed and high on meth.

Champagne, a meal, then 'rape'

The accused told the jury the night had started with what he felt was a romantic date.

Woman allegedly raped thought she was going to business meeting only to be greeted with "repulsive" date.

'Your last chance' - Judge

A Stratford man has been convicted of driving drunk six times.

A man convicted six times of driving drunk 'knows it's time to make changes', his lawyer says.

No charges yet in train bashing

Police are appealing to other passengers onboard the Western line train to share their footage of the assault with police.

Witnesses to the assault of two teenagers on an Auckland train are still being sought.

Duck hunter's maimai meltdown

Hunters use maimais during duck shooting season. (File photo)

Enraged man caught illegally hunting tells female ranger she should be at home looking after the children.

Couple had 'no idea' of trawler cost

Tyler Stewart Stokes, 20, and Monique Carlaw, 22, earlier admitted lying to Talley's Fisheries about a car crash they ...

The couple created a bogus tale of a family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k. They have to pay back just a fraction of that.

Crims' pie craving crisis gallery video

Oxford's famous pies lead to the arrest of two people in the township last week.

Two burglars were arrested after their craving for a mince and cheese pie got the better of them.

Petrol station staff's last resort

The front glass doors of the BP in Horotiu were smashed by four robbers armed with a metal bar.

Petrol station staff resort to parking car in front of doors to stop ram raiders.

Facebook scammer pleads guilty

It was too late to say sorry after Arapere sold tickets to a Justin Bieber show for $300 but never delivered them.

A Nelson man listed thousands of dollars worth of non-existent gig tickets and luxury goods for sale on Facebook.

Worker threatened with machete

The Z petrol station on Waiheke Island was robbed on Monday night.

The worker was alone at the time when a man entered the petrol station.

Search in Rollie Heke manhunt

Rollie James Heke.

Police searched another property in Morrinsville on Tuesday in the ongoing investigation.

Fruitless search in Kinloch murder probe

A police guard stands out the front of a Whangamata Rd property in Kinloch after Scott John Henry was shot there in July.

Police struggle to find new information in murder investigation.

'Business meeting' rape charge

A man is accused of raping a woman who thought she was coming to his home for a business meeting.

He had put out flowers and champagne for woman he would be accused of raping.

Dodgy doctor likely to be deported

Former Hastings doctor David Lim was jailed for five years for stupefying and performing indecent acts on patients.

David Lim performed indecent acts on three young male patients while they were in a state of "conscious sedation".

Delays fire up insurance broker

Ismail Can, owner of New Plymouth's Cafe Istanbul, watches from across the road as firefighters battle a blaze at his ...

Insurance broker wants police to clear his client of being involved in restaurant blaze.  

Armed robber-on-a-bike jailed

Brent James Atkinson, 48, has been jailed for the robbery of two Christchurch Kiwibank branches. He told police he ...

Brent James Atkinson hit two Christchurch bank branches before escaping on a bike.

Teacher jailed for sex with pupil

The teacher had earlier pleaded guilty to three charges including two acts of unlawful sexual connection and one act of ...

A Waikato teacher who slept with his 15-year-old student has been sent to prison.

Men try to lure schoolgirls

Police said the driver was described as a male European aged about 45-50 years. The passenger was a European man aged ...

Police hold significant concerns about the pair's intentions after they attempted to get the girls into their van.

Elderly scammed out of $280k

At least 30 elderly women have been scammed out of a total of $280,000 by a group of scammers, including Brendon Karl ...

22-year-old Christchurch man admits his role in group phone scam that conned at least 30 elderly women living alone.

Bennett rules out legalising marijuana

Police Minister Paula Bennett says the crackdown on synthetic drugs was one of her top priorities.

Upper Harbour MP Paula Bennett says loosening cannabis regulations is not on the cards to tackle the rising tide of cheap, synthetics drugs.

New commander in charge

Counties Manukau Police district commander Superintendent Jill Rogers follows in the footsteps of two influential commanders.

A series of changes to south Auckland police leadership is complete with new district commander Superintendent Jill Rogers.

Searcher in court

The police dive squad has been involved in the search for two missing men in Tongariro National Park.

Police had warrant to arrest man looking for his brother in Tongariro National Park.

Arrest after TAB robbery

07012016 News Photo: Maarten Holl
file photos - generic police photos - shot in Naenae, Wellington

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man after two recent robberies.

Sir Ngatata Love unrepentant

Sir Ngatata Love in the High Court in Wellington when he appeared for sentencing in October 2016.

Disgraced Maori leader granted parole despite maintaining innocence.

Stolen avos sold on Facebook

A spate of avocado thefts down the East Coast have resulted in the stolen fruit appearing on Facebook.

Orchardists and business owners are being warned stolen avocados are appearing online.

Girl, 11, assaulted

Police are looking for a man after a girl was assaulted in Carterton on Saturday.

Plea for information after incident in Carterton on Saturday afternoon.

Daylight brawl sees arrests

Three men have been arrested following a violent daylight brawl in Tokoroa.

Three arrests following violent daylight fight involving axe and chainsaw.

'Sorry bro': Couple's rude awakening

A photo taken after the car was removed shows the damage done to the home.

Driver fleeing police crashes into sleeping couple's bedroom, yelling out "sorry, bro" as he jumped fence.

Prisoner accused of serial rape

William Katipa is on trial for a number of sexual assaults while in prison.

GRAPHIC: William Katipa is accused of brutally raping three cell mates - one of whom was a teenager.

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