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Homicide investigation underway after woman found dead in Christchurch home video

A homicide investigation has commenced in Christchurch after a 37-year-old woman was found deceased at her Addington ...

A 37-year-old woman was found dead in her Addington home on Saturday night.

Man flees after attempting to rob Taranaki store

A screenshot from CCTV of the attempted robbery in Hāwera.

The man took off on foot after failing to take anything during an attempted robbery in Hāwera on Saturday night.

Person seriously injured after stabbing in Auckland

A person has been stabbed on Customs St East in the Auckland CBD. (File photo)

Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident in the CBD.

The treasure hunt for a fraudster's $18 million remnant

Kelly Tonkin outside the Christchurch District court at one of his court appearances in 2021.

It was one of New Zealand's biggest investment frauds, wiping out at least $80m. But there was hope. Maybe there was still $18m left.

Billy the Hunted One: The full story of one of NZ's longest manhunts video

Stewart in the dock at the Christchurch District Court on May 27.

William Stewart went on the run for about seven months, evading cops, stealing cars and speeding down backroads. He became known as Billy the Hunted One.

Fears over vandalism, theft and assault at Auckland's Coyle Park video

About 750 people have signed Alex Woodley’s petition asking Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and police to work with ...

About 750 people have signed a petition urging police, Auckland Transport and the council to address safety concerns at the Pt Chevalier reserve.

Crews fight second suspicious bush fire on Tasman island

Firefighters are working to extinguish a second blaze on a tiny island off the coast of Riwaka (file photo).

Police and fire investigators are looking into a second fire on Goat Island, off the coast of Riwaka, on Friday afternoon.

Shopkeeper assaulted, bystander hit by vehicle

Two 18-year-olds and one 20-year-old male were arrested for unlawfully getting into a vehicle.

Two 18-year-olds and one 20-year-old male have been arrested after the incident in Hamilton.

Three offenders linked to aggravated robbery on the run

Three offenders are still on the run following an aggravated robbery which left victims with serious injuries. (File photo)

Two people have already been arrested, but a further three are on the run following an aggravated robbery in Christchurch which left multiple victims seriously injured.

'Addiction-driven offending' ends in jail term

Ariana Kotou Allen, 26, has been sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment for a raft of charges. (File photo)

An Oamaru woman jailed for 23 months for 14 drug and vehicle-related offences driven was no stranger to the sentencing judge.

Police uncover operation growing thousands of cannabis plants video

Police found about 3400 cannabis plants at the rural Whangārei Heads address. (File photo)

Northland police found 3400 plants at a rural Whangārei Heads house, and four men now face charges of cultivation and supply.

'I’m going to get him’: Driver escapes jail after breaking man’s back in hit-and-run

Tamati James Lee Ruru in the Christchurch District Court at the start of his sentencing.

After Tamati Ruru woke up to find his car’s window smashed, he drove to the victim’s home to confront him. He ended up breaking the man’s back.

Kiwi man sentenced to life in prison for Fiji murders

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof, 65, was found guilty of murdering a family of five in Fiji in 2019.

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof will serve at least 20 years for fatally poisoning a family of five found dead on a clifftop.

Spa pool stolen from New Plymouth

A spa pool, on a specialised spa trailer, was stolen about 1.34am on Thursday from Poolside Taranaki on Leach St.

Taranaki police are asking for sightings of a spa pool being towed by a car after one was stolen in the early hours of Thursday.

Man jailed for violent robbery

Hendrix Rawiri was sentenced to two years and six months’ jail. (file photo)

Hendrix Rawiri forced one victim to hand over a watch his father had given him. And in another instance, while at a family anti-violence camp, he threatened to shoot one of the facilitators.

Man charged with threatening Newstalk ZB host Mike Hosking

Mike Hosking is the breakfast host for Newstalk ZB.

The 52-year-old, who is alleged to have threatened to do grievous bodily harm to the broadcaster, has been released on bail.

Supplier of 'freshkiwiproduce' jailed video

Jade Scatchard offered a cornicopia of drugs via the Dark Net, including MDMA. (File pic)

Dark web drug dealer was a man with a simple mission: "Doing my best to hook up NZ with good gear."

Ute driver rams police in KFC drive-through drama

Police blocked the driver of a ute at a North Dunedin KFC drive-through on Friday.

A driver fleeing police was blocked by officers at a KFC drive-through, so rammed a patrol car.

East Auckland ram-raiders strike again, dairy ransacked video

Centre Superette in Bucklands Beach had their front entrance smashed in by a car carrying four people, shortly before ...

Centre Superette in Bucklands Beach had its front entrance smashed in before cash, cigarettes and stock was stolen.

Controversial murder case set to return to court after 35 years video

Alan Hall was 23 when he became the prime suspect in the murder of Arthur Easton, in 1985.

Alan Hall's conviction for murdering Arthur Easton in Auckland in 1985 has long been considered a miscarriage of justice by many, including investigator Tim McKinnel.

Blessing held to honour homeless woman killed in Christchurch car park video

Around 30 people turned up outside the Save Mart site to pay tribute to Barbara (Rose) Campbell, who was killed near a ...

About 30 people turned up to honour Barbara (Rose) Campbell, who was known to be volatile and abusive at times, but also a bubbly, cheeky soul who came from a significantly complex upbringing.

Second murder charge over 2018 homicide

David Kuka was fatally shot in Tauranga in February 2018, in what police believe was a mistaken identity killing.

David Kuka was killed in Tauranga in February 2018 in what's thought to be a mistaken identity killing. Police have now arrested two men.

Drug and firearms charges after South Taranaki police search

The 60-year-old man has appeared in Hāwera District Court on drug and firearms charges.

A 60-year-old man has appeared in court after police seized illegal firearms, drugs and money in South Taranaki.

Man charged with pointing laser at police chopper, Air NZ flight video

The man allegedly pointed a laser at an Air New Zealand plane and the police Eagle helicopter. (File photo)

The 28-year-old Blockhouse Bay resident could face up to 14 years in prison if convicted, police say.

Meth cook jailed for role in Timaru operation

Joshua Eli Orchard pleaded guilty to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to one year’s ...

An attempt at manufacturing methamphetamine has seen a Timaru man jailed for a year after admitting his role in a meth operation busted by police last year.

Money launderer keen for plea flip-flop video

Gary Colin O’Connell used a construction company owned by Nathan Brian Robert to launder some of the $4m he made in five ...

Nathan Robert pleaded guilty to helping one of Horowhenua's biggest meth dealers wash his dirty money. Now, he is having second thoughts.

Judge tells unvaccinated defendant he refuses to accept 'nutcase views'

District Court Judge David Ruth told a defendant in the Christchurch District Court he had no sympathy for someone who ...

Judge David Ruth say he had no sympathy for someone who refused to be vaccinated.

Wife of businessman jailed for part in biggest cigarette smuggling bust video

Piles of cash were seized in the customs operation .

More than 19 million cigarettes were smuggled into the country with some found in steel office cupboards.

Blackmailer threatened to post topless photo if woman didn't add him on Facebook video

Jayden Haggerty appears for sentencing in the Dunedin District Court on a charge of blackmail.

They met at a gym, exchanged messages and later explicit photos. But after she found out he was married with children, he threatened to post her photos online.

Auckland central residents move out after spike in car crime video

Thieves smashed the back window of Sam Albert’s van and stole $5000 worth of tools.

The number of stolen cars and related crimes has risen almost 40 per cent in Sandringham, and some residents have had enough.

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