Crime

Road rage arrests

Multiple police cars responded to a road rage incident on SH1, at Plimmerton.

A ''road rage'' incident at on State Highway 1 has landed three people in police custody and two in hospital

New bullying complaints committee

Dame Margaret Bazley was commissioned to write a report on the law firm Russell McVeagh, triggered by complaints of ...

Lawyers are wanted for a committee to hear complaints of bullying and harassment in the profession.

Robber's demand 'demeaning'

Valley Shaun Harrison tried to make one of his robbery victims put on a lace dress, the Palmerston North District Court ...

Not content with just robbing a man, Valley Harrison tried to make him put on a lace dress.

Zoo targeted by thieves yet again

Wellington Zoo captured these CCTV images of the two people alleged to have stolen the conservation fund donation box.

First it was the squirrel monkeys, now robbers have gone after Wellington Zoo's donation box.

Cannabis oil found in socks

Someone trying to send 11.5 grams of cannabis oil into Manawatū Prison attempted to conceal it in a pair of socks.

A dog at Manawatū Prison sniffs out drugs in a prisoner's incoming mail.

Hunter shot man in 'stag fever'

Quentin Clay Mccreedy, right, arrives at the Hamilton District Court for an earlier appearance, accompanied by his ...

Quentin Clay Mccreedy, 37, failed to properly identify his target, which turned out to be another hunter.

Man shot, AOS called video

Police remained at the scene on Friday morning.

Locals heard chopper circling, then armed police calling for the house's occupants to come out.

Drug dealer's jail shock

A Taranaki drug dealer appeared shocked at the news he would be spending the next 21 months behind bars. (File Photo)

After blowing a chance at rehab, a dope dealer went into shock in the dock when he heard the word "jail".

Arrest after shooting

Police at the scene of shooting in Stokes Valley (file photo).

A third arrest has been made after a shooting in Stokes Valley in June.

Ex-cop joins new justice lobby group

Garth McVicar started the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001.

New justice group has received the backing of former PM Helen Clark.

Murder accused unfit to stand trial

Justice Mark Woolford said Rahman posed a risk to others and herself.

Boushra Hashem Rahman is instead detained under the Mental Health Act as she poses a risk to herself and others.

A taste for murder

Nikki Crutchley self-published her first novel Nothing Bad Happens Here in August last year.

Once self-published writer Nikki Crutchley tried her hand at it, she couldn't stop.

Heli pilot guilty of lying

Helicopter pilot Ricky Lucas failed to provide medical information to be his pilot's licence.

Helicopter pilot fails to disclose his medication in order to keep his licence to fly.

Pro footballer escapes conviction

Roland Bala in Dunedin on Friday.

She rebuffed him in a bar, so he gripped her inner thigh, close to her groin. But he won't get convicted because he needs surgery.

Killing-accused keeps name secret

The body of 20-year-old Oliver Johnston was found at a property on Jelfs Rd, Woodend.

The teen is charged with the murder of Oliver Johnston, whose body was found in a paddock days after his death.

Drone disaster averted

The Queenstown Winter Festival fireworks display was delayed after a drone was spotted operating nearby.

Consequences of drone collision over thousands of fireworks watchers in Queenstown potentially disastrous.

Victim's son awarded thousands by court

Susan Mouat seen during sentence at New Plymouth High Court in 2017. (file photo)

A woman who admitted the manslaughter of her husband must pay his son more than $30k from his estate.

Couple blew charity money

Alfonsus Jozef Maria Ellenbroek, 64, admitted stealing $565,624 from the Alpha Support Centre Trust in Christchurch, ...

Charity trustees spent $500k of stolen cash on US holidays, diamonds and Lady Gaga tickets.

Raid leads to arrests

The armed offenders squad is assisting police with a "routine search warrant" at a Tomahawk Rd, Dunedin, address.

Three people arrested in armed offenders squad raid after clutch of aggravated robberies in Dunedin.

Māngere death: Second in court

Dimetrius Pairama was found dead on July 8.

Another person has been arrested and charged over the death of 17-year-old Dimetrius Pairama.

On a 'one way trip to hell'

Troy Dean Waite was jailed for a number of offences on Wednesday at New Plymouth District Court.

In the grip of a meth addiction, a man threatened his partner with a machete, stole a ute and other property and dealt the drug.

Police seek dairy robbers

Police are looking for three men who robbed a Hamilton dairy on Wednesday evening.

Police are looking to identify three men who robbed a Hamilton dairy on Wednesday evening. 

Fugitive hiding in Taranaki

Taranaki police are seeking information about Rambo Barton who is believed to be on the run in the region after failing ...

He skipped bail and now Rambo Barton could be hiding out in Taranaki.

Alleged police dog biter in court

It's alleged a man fought with a police dog after being caught for allegedly crashing into a number of cars and breaking ...

His court date was adjourned a week so he could have surgery and when he did appear he was bandaged up.

Man sentenced for tax fraud

A man was sentenced to six months home detention after committing tax fraud.

The judge said the man got overwhelmed, then buried his head in the sand.

Theft leaves Snow White bereft

Snow White cuts a lonely figure as she is the only statue left in the 89-year-old woman's Fairfield garden after her ...

Snow White is the only one left standing after thieves raid elderly woman's home of the seven dwarfs.

Toilet cam doctor loses suppression

Former Nelson Hospital surgeon Sam Wilson, who secretly filmed colleagues in a toilet, at his sentencing in the Nelson ...

A cardiologist who secretly filmed women in a toilet at Nelson Hospital has lost his name suppression bid.

Fraud helps kill trust

Hemo Kerewai Thompson, 59, was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on Thursday.

Hemo Kerewai Thompson's greed and gambling addiction part of the reason behind 43 job losses.

Bank worker hacks computer system

A former ANZ Bank employee hacked its computer system to increase his overdraft limit to $100,000.

A former bank employee with a gambling problem hacked its computer system to withdraw about $89,000.

Assaults alleged at holiday park

Former Taranaki regional councillor Peter Horton.

Two men face violence charges after alleged stoush at holiday park.

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