Call to get tough on drivers using phones

There are calls for cellphone driving ban penalties to be reviewed as New Zealand's road toll continues to climb. (File ...

Penalty for breaking cell phone driving ban "should be doubled", Wellington City Council official says.

Teens zoom through suburb

Police pursued a trail bike through the streets of Melville on Sunday afternoon.

They zoomed through the streets of Melville.

Assault victim critical

A scene guard is in place at the site where a 49-year-old Napier man was assaulted early on Sunday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 49-year-old man was assaulted on Sunday morning in Hastings.

Police rammed after 30km chase

The driver did not stop for flashing lights.

Teen driver refused to stop for close to 35km, leading police on a lengthy chase.

Immigrants unaware abuse is illegal

A group of three young professionals are urging southeast Asian women to report domestic violence, despite cultural ...

New film about domestic violence aims to teach immigrants it's not normal.

Battle over Cissy's estate video

Cissy Chen was known for her caring and strong-willed nature.

Cissy Chen's husband, who was acquitted of her murder, is heading back to court over a multimillion-dollar estate.

Tinder killer's NZ past

Alexander Villaluna is escorted to a waiting prison services vehicle at the Supreme Court in Sydney, Thursday, October ...

He murdered his wife's Tinder date in a jealous rage in Sydney. But his reign of terror began here.

Air Force sex attacks report leaked

Former Air Force sergeant Robert Roper raped his own daughter and other girls and is serving 13 years in jail.

It was only the courage of his victims that brought military predator Robert Roper to justice.

Stalker's decade of cyber terror video

Alice, left, and Harriet Campbell, right, have been stalked obsessively over the internet by a man in the United States ...

Harriet Campbell was 14 when she attracted the attention of the teen who would terrorise her.

Stranger threatens young woman

Police said a man in a black four-wheel-drive with tinted windows approached the woman in Shirley and threatened her.

Man in a 4WD with tinted windows threatened the Christchurch walker and told her to get in his vehicle.

Robbed tourist's cash offer

Recognise this guy? The police want to hear from you if you do.

He was robbed at knifepoint, but a Waikato resident doesn't want the tourist leaving with only that memory.

4WD driven into brawlers

Selwyn Day, 32, was sentenced on a charge of assault with a weapon - namely a Nissan Navara - when he appeared in the ...

Selwyn Day sentenced on a charge of assault with a weapon - namely a Nissan Navara.

Actor's son reunited with iPad

Shane Cortese and his son were intimidated and robbed on a train.

Shane Cortese was travelling with his son on an Auckland train when they were robbed.

Robbers armed with axe, hammer

Police are investigating a robbery at a Domino's pizza shop in Hamilton.

Two people in balaclavas threatened a Domino's pizza worker with an axe and a hammer.

Kids hurt in hit-and-run

Police are seeking any information on two crashes that happened in south Auckland on Friday evening, one of which left ...

Two hit-and-run crashes - one after a police chase - have left four people injured in south Auckland.

Escaped prisoner still on the run

A remand prisoner escaped from Auckland City Hospital on Thursday while undergoing treatment (file photo).

It's been over 30 hours since a woman snuck out of hospital while under Corrections supervision.

Lundy's key issues

Mark Lundy, pictured at his 2015 retrial, has twice been convicted of murdering his wife Christine and their 7-year-old ...

We break down the key points from Mark Lundy's Court of Appeal hearing.

Former battered baby can appeal

Justice Simon France has given a woman a second shot at appealing against ACC refusing her claim.

A woman is seeking ACC for the mental effects of having been a battered baby.

Charge dropped over bomb scare video

Dene Barnes appears in the Dunedin District Court.

A judge has dismissed a charge against a Dunedin noise band musician who sparked a bomb scare in the CBD.

Man spots burglars in home

An "alarming increase in crime" has set Tawa and Linden residents on edge, resulting in the Tawa Community Patrol ...

Two burglars disturbed in the act are the latest in a spate of crime in northern Wellington.

Prison in wake of shooting

Three gang associates were sentenced in the wake of a December 2015 gang shooting in Rotorua (File photo).

Black Power members jailed after Rotorua gang shoot-out.

Gang pad frozen

Armed police raided the Christchurch Head Hunters' pad on Vickerys Rd early on Friday morning.

The operation targeting the Head Hunters' Christchurch pad is linked to a major police investigation.

Police tackle LGBT discrimination

Constable Nick Preston walked Auckland Pride Parade 2017 hand in hand with Queen La Quisha, left, and Ima Ballsdrop, right.

The thin blue line will get a splash of rainbow, if plans to introduce compulsory LGBT education for recruits goes ahead.

Stolen car causes house fire

A car, stolen and set alight, caused a house fire in Albany.

A car was taken in the early hours of the morning, driven a kilometre and lit on fire in a stranger's driveway.

Morris murderer loses appeal

Connor Morris was fatally struck by a sickle during a fight in West Auckland in 2014.

The man who bludgeoned Millie Elder-Holmes' partner to death with a sickle in an Auckland gang fight will stay behind bars.

Masseur 'emphatically denies' allegations

Keith Dobson, 53, faces 11 charges of indecent assault on six female former clients.

"I would never do that," he told the court.

Woman steals from employer

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A Southland woman who ripped off her employer and an organisation she did voluntary work for did it for the "feeling she got", rather than the $30,000 she obtained, a judge has heard.

Man denies shooting woman

Luke Adam Nickless has appeared in the Christchurch District Court charged with wounding with a firearm with intent to ...

A 34-year-old man faces two fresh charges after being arrested last month for alleging shooting a woman at a home in Canterbury.

Woman steals from company

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A Southland woman stole more than $100,000 from her employer because she wanted to start her own business.

Friends jailed for double rape


After two rape trials ended with guilty verdicts, two Indian men now say they'll do their jail time before their deportation.

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