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Man watched child abuse on ferry

Aden Seymour Garlick scrolled through images of naked children onboard a ferry to Auckland's Half Moon Bay (file photo).

Auckland man sent to prison for 19 months after fellow passengers saw what he was looking at, and phoned police.

Robbers wield axe, hammer

Four robbers armed with an axe and a hammer stormed a Christchurch bakery on Friday. (File photo).

Four robbers stormed a Christchurch bakery armed with an axe and hammer on Friday morning.

Man allegedly rammed cars

A damaged car on Edgeware Rd. James Patrick Malone, 47, appeared in court on Friday after allegedly crashing into 19 ...

A driver allegedly crashed into 19 cars on nine streets across Christchurch.

Arrests over Rodney mail thefts

Two people have been arrested and charged with theft in relation to a spate of mail thefts in the Rodney area (file photo).

Alleged mail thief was caught with his hand in the letterbox after a resident dialled 111, police say.

Man put on bond after mosque disturbance

A man pays his respects outside the Masjid Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave, Christchurch. (File photo)

A Muslim man was banned from going to Christchurch's mosques because of his behaviour soon after the March 15 terror attack.

Accused of corruption

The businessman says naming him will cause hardship to his teenage daughter

A businessman accused of bribing an Auckland Council official says his daughter will be bullied at school if he is named.

Plane passenger's keys taken

A 46-year-old man tried to drive after becoming intoxicated on a flight into Dunedin.

A passenger on a flight to Dunedin got off the plane almost three times over the limit before attempting to drive out of the airport.

Stabbed 14 times over unpaid debt

Shayne Heappey died after being stabbed 14 times.

Shayne Heappey went to a gang house to "collect his punishment" and ended up bleeding in a hospital car park.

Man in court over baby death

The man appeared at Whangarei District Court

Name of man charged with assault after death of five-month-old remains secret.

Court for murder accused

A police cordon surrounds an address in Kelso St, Tokoroa where a man's body was found.

First court appearance for man alleged to have fatally struck a man with a chainsaw bar.

Second arrest in homicide investigation

Jasmine Wilson, 30, died just days after suffering non-accidental injuries in Whanganui.

Police leading the homicide investigation into Wilson's death have arrested a woman on charges of perverting the course of justice.

Conman's last chance

Malcolm Shearer was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court this week to 10 months home detention. He'd earlier ...

Malcolm David Shearer, a double bankrupt, was saved from jail by his estranged children after he was convicted of his third fraud.

Foxton house raided in manhunt

Wiremu Eparaima, 30, Te Wera Hemara, 27, and Emmanuel Witana, 23 are wanted after escaping police in Levin on Wednesday ...

Police swooped in on a Foxton house calling out for "Wiremu", but came away empty handed.

Drunk on cough medicine

Shane Sergeant parked on a Rangitīkei St section in 2018.

Caught twice in one hour, the driver of a house bus continued to drive even after police took his keys.

Black Power attacker jailed

Donovan Taketake Hori was jailed for five years and two months for his role in an attack on rival gang members in Manaia ...

 Letters tendered to judge show different side to Black Power attacker, court hears.

Convicted killer denied parole

Convicted killer Gary McKinley, photographed during a court appearance in 2009, has been denied parole. (File Photo)

While inside he has stabbed another prisoner six times in the neck and assaulted a guard. But he's been "incident free" for almost two years.

Fake gun used to stop police chasing

Treik Allen has been sentenced to nine months' home detention after using a fake gun to stop police chasing.

A man used an imitation pistol to hold off police during a car chase, sparking a district-wide arming of frontline police in Canterbury.

Bitten and touched against her will

A Palmerston North District Court jury has found Ricky Marsters guilty of driving a woman to two separate locations and ...

A woman was lured into a man's car under the promise of a safe ride and indecently assaulted.

Abuse charges 'extremely serious'

Geordy Peter Brian Johnstone admitted 27 charges of possessing child sex abuse images and videos when he appeared in the ...

A jail sentence is "inevitable" for an Otago man who had thousands of child sex abuse images and videos, a judge says.

MP punched and pushed to the ground

Paul Harris has admitted punching Green co-leader James Shaw several times.

Emotional and grieving, Paul Harris punched James Shaw several times.

Prisoner's 'cultural identity' changed

James Anthony Finn He was charged with 12 offences of receiving stolen property, possession of cannabis and ...

Meth dealer James Finn entered court a Pākehā, but heads to jail as a Samoan.

'Orchestrated attack' by prisoners

Two prisoners have admitted assaulting another inmate at the Otago Corrections Facility. (File photo)

A prisoner was kicked and punched dozens of time in an exercise yard incident captured on CCTV.

Slain Mob enforcer 'lived two lives'

The 'taxing' of this Nissan Maxima, owned by Colin Jeffries-Smith, was the catalyst for the killing of Mongrel Mob ...

He was a sergeant at arms, but when he came home he put his patch in the wardrobe.

Escapees not wearing handcuffs video

Wiremu Eparaima, 30, Te Wera Hemara, 27, and Emmanuel Witana, 23 are wanted after escaping police in Levin on Wednesday ...

Only two officers were in charge of the four offenders, who are believed not to have been handcuffed at the time they made their bid for freedom.

Items stolen from parked cars

Items have been stolen from vehicles parked on McDonnell Rd, on the outskirts of Arrowtown. (File photo)

Police say the items include snowboard helmets, sunglasses, shoes and smaller items like loose change.

Alleged cop injurer named

The police car was rammed on Knights Close, in Rothesay Bay.

Obidiah Wulf is accused of leading police on a 22km chase in a stolen car before smashing into a cop car.

Stabbing at BP station

A 27-year-old man was allegedly stabbed twice by a stranger at the BP service station on the corner of Cranford St and ...

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a stranger at a Christchurch petrol station.

Police restrain man in dock

The Alexandra District Court had to be cleared after an angry outburst from defendant Andrew Drysdale Beck in the dock ...

A woman thought she was going to die when a man headbutted her, then grabbed her by the throat and body slammed her after a party.

Machete attacker to be deported video

Police transfered a patient after a machete attack in Taieri Mouth, south of Dunedin, in February 2017. (file photo)

Two years after he severed his father-in-law's hand with a machete, Shaan Roker is being sent back to Australia.

Dad faces trial for murdering baby

Four-week-old Maree Kiwana-Makanihi Takuira-Mita Ngahere was found dead at a property in Kaitaia in February.

The 23-year-old man is also accused of assaulting a toddler and threatening to kill seven other people.

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