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Company admits telling porkies

A Rangitīkei company has admitted mislabeling some of its pork products (file photo).

A smallgoods company said its ham was from New Zealand, when it was actually from overseas.

Eight great Netflix crime stories video

Alias Grace is inspired by the true story of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant who was imprisoned in 1843 Canada for the ...

From Alias Grace to Zodiac, these are streaming service's most-addictive murder mysteries.

Carter's mum will never forgive

Hayden Anthony Gray, 32, was found guilty on two charges of causing grievous bodily harm to his infant son, Carter Hutton.

Former netballer says the violent death her ex-partner inflicted on their son has "broken" her.

Prolific conman jailed for two years video

Wayne Eaglesome was jailed for two years and three months in October.

He's been a priest, a doctor and a millionaire who faked his death. Now the man with nearly 40 names is behind bars again.

A defenceless baby girl

Charlotte Mcsorley lives with the regret of leaving her daughter, Gracie-May, with Michael Kereopa.

A moment of rage by a new boyfriend took Charlotte Mcsorley's six-month-old daughter from her forever.

'I hope he dies'

Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith, left, is accused of one count of murder while Casino Heta Williams faces charges of ...

Murder accused uttered those words when he saw the man he shot being carried into hospital, jury hears.

Bullies live beyond the beltway

Speaker Trevor Mallard and Debbie Francis discuss the independent review into bullying and harassment of staff at Parliament.

OPINION: Sorry to burst your bubble, but bullying goes far beyond Parliament. As such, it is the responsibility of everyone to change.

Synthetic drug bill voted down

Last month, the Coroner released new figures showing as many as 80 deaths were attributed to synthetic drugs in less ...

A Members Bill that would have dished out harsher penalties to dealers of synthetic drugs, has been voted down.

'Jayden's dead, dad. He's gone.'

Jayden Baldwin was killed in a single-car crash in New Plymouth on November 8 last year.

Stepdad tells court of nightmare phone call in which he learned of his stepson's death.

Police raid in New Plymouth video

A car is taken away from a property on Ngamotu Road following a police raid.

One person has been arrested after police raided a New Plymouth house on Tuesday.

Murder charge after fatal shooting

Two people have been charged after a south Auckland man was shot dead on Piako St on Friday.

A man, 21, has been charged with murder following a shooting in Ōtara, south Auckland.

Woman sells house to repay debt

A Dunedin woman has been forced to sell her home to repay her elderly victim after stealing $23,000. (File photo)

The victim would have been 113 by the time the debt was repaid at $20 a week, so the defendant sold her house instead.

Aggravated robbery arrest

How a fog cannon looks from the offender's point of view (FILE PHOTO).

An armed man was sent "scurrying" and left empty-handed after a fog cannon was activated during a dairy robbery.

'He will get more notoriety'

Dozens of people were hospitalised after the March 15 terror attacks that killed 51 people in two Christchurch mosques, ...

A terror charge could be everything the accused mosque shootings gunman wants, a law expert says.

Life ban for puppy tail dock

Thimble, a four-month-old Doberman puppy, had its tail amputated at home.

A Waikato man has been banned from owning animals indefinitely after cutting his dog's tail off.

GPS distraction cited in fatal crash

Judge Jane Farish says Balram Kashyap will have to live with the tragedy he caused for the rest of his life.

A man says he was distracted by his car's GPS when he drove through a give way sign in rural North Canterbury, causing a crash that killed his wife.

Ignore rhetoric, meth jurors told

The Crown says the former body builder Tevita Sitanilei Kulu grew up in the US and used his contacts in California to ...

Jurors deliberate the fate of men accused of importing drugs with a high-profile sportsman's help.

Dangerous driver released

Michael Robert Pollard drove into bystander Jesse Minnell outside the Red Lion Inn in Whanganui. Pollard was last month ...

Michael Pollard sped towards a crowd of people after someone kicked his car. The man he injured is still on the road to recovery.

'Nice' gran kills granddaughter

Lorraine Smith pleaded guilty in the High Court in Whanganui to murdering her 13-year-old granddaughter Kalis Mania ...

Lorraine Smith's wailing roused a neighbour. In her house lay her 13-year-old granddaughter dead at Smith's hand.

Schoolgirl 'indecently touched'

Schools in central Auckland are upping staff presence and advising families to speak to children about staying safe ...

Schools in Auckland are on alert after reports students are being approached by strangers.

Not guilty plea in baby death case

Adrian Clancy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sadie-Leigh Gardner.

Adrian Clancy is expected to face trial next year on a charge of killing baby Sadie-Leigh Gardner.

Man denies murder

Police cordoned off Weatherly Rd in Torbay on Auckland's North Shore after the alleged murder happened.

Christopher Kane Te Kawa Simeon pleaded not guilty to murdering another man in Torbay.

Cultural report leads to jail discount

Ian Noble, pictured here in 2014, when he won a national award from Forest and Bird. Noble is still suffering ill health ...

Judges find a connection between cultural circumstances and woman's offending.

Hope for answers buried with ashes

Ronald 'Russell' Allison died in a suspicious fire at his house near Te Karaka, 30km north of Gisborne, on January 25, ...

For six years, John Allison has hoped for his father's killer to be found. He can't wait any longer.

Drink driver: 'I killed my mate' video

Jordan McGrath killed his friend Judd Hall in a high-speed, alcohol-fuelled crash in Greymouth in 2014.

Jordan McGrath got behind the wheel drunk and sped to a party. He has to live with the fact he killed one of his best friends.

Accused gunman facing terror charge

More than 200 members of the Muslim community met with police on Tuesday as the man accused of the March 15 terror ...

The man accused of committing the Christchurch terror attack has become the first to be charged under New Zealand's Terrorism Suppression Act.

Man forbidden from going near children

Milton Mcclelland was back in the Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday for breaching his release conditions.

Dannevirke man who possessed child sex abuse images breached his prison release conditions.

Girls deny lying in sex case

An Ashburton man has denied several child sex charges in a trial that is expected to last a week in the Timaru District ...

An Ashburton man has defended accusations he sexually assaulted three girls by claiming one of the alleged victims told the others to lie.

Assets taken to recover MoT fraud

Fraudster Joanne Harrison has had property seized by police.

A Far North property and Rolex among assets taken by police trying to recover the $720,000 taken by fraudster Joanne Harrison.

Alleged murder victim named

A block of six flats remained cordoned off on Saturday morning after a man was found dead. (File)

Brendon Hamilton, 21, was found dead early on Saturday morning at a property on Dominion Rd.

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