Crime

Crash a 'wake-up call' for offender

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue Rheece John Hudson from his car after a crash last month. (File Photo)

Rheece John Hudson drove carelessly after drinking, and nearly died.

Woman watches brother die

Anthony Hallmond died on Sunday night after what was believed to be an altercation on a Te Awamutu street.

Family arrived to find paramedics trying to revive Anthony Hallmond on a Te Awamutu street.

Man allegedly stabbed love rival

Sameh Khalil Salem Ali, 42, is alleged to have slashed the neck of a friend of his former partner, inflicting a 12- to ...

Sameh Ali says the first he knew of alleged knifing was when he was attacked by a bleeding man.

Blank round fired in court

Gustav Sanft is on trial for the manslaughter of his two-year-old daughter.

Gustav Sanft wailed in court as the sawn-off shotgun which killed his two-year-old daughter was fired as evidence.

Conviction for punching family member

An assault on a family member has landed a man with convictions for violence and dangerous driving.

A man who punched a family member and drove into his car has been convicted with dangerous driving and assault.

Drug driving charge dismissed

A Timaru man who failed a roadside drug impairment test had a charge of being incapable of controlling his vehicle ...

A Timaru man who failed a drug impairment test had a charge of being incapable of driving his vehicle dismissed by a judge.

Woman choked during row

A Taranaki man will serve 100 hours community work and six months' supervision for assaulting his former partner. (File ...

She struggled to breathe as her ex-partner grabbed her around the throat.

The 'force' who caught Black Widow

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the TVNZ telefeature Catching the Black Widow.

Roles this good don't come along often. So how do you play the determined amateur who solved her brother's murder?

More prison for meth dealer after judge error

A woman convicted in the Nelson District Court earlier this year on drugs charges has had her sentence quashed and ...

Meth dealer gets longer prison stint, after Crown appeal finds judge made mistake in initial sentencing.

Early morning prowler arrested

A man arrested for trying to break into flats in Dunedin's student quarter may be responsible for other incidents in the ...

A prowler who peered into flats in Dunedin's student quarter has been arrested.

Teen convicted for sex with minor

Samuel James O'Leary was sentenced at the Blenheim District Court. (File photo)

A teenager who had sex with a girl aged under 16 will pay for her counselling as part of his sentence.

Dads caught with drugs

The two men were sentenced on unrelated drug charges.

Two men, one a solo father of two and the other with a 9-month-old child, were sentenced on drugs charges on the same day.

Still no love from lawyers

Graham Donald Church was still without a lawyer when he appeared at the Blenheim District Court on Tuesday. (File photo)

Claiming there's an "old boys' club" among Marlborough's legal fraternity probably isn't going to help.

Paddock to pavement

El Prado Dr is a popular spot for boy racers. Callum Jensen-Attenborough was caught doing 92kmh in the 50kmh zone.

Muddy fields leads paddock skidder to speeding and burnouts on public roads.

'Technical assault' ends career

The relief teacher grabbed the boy's backpack, but the strap broke and the boy fell between closing doors.

Teacher grabbed the boy's backpack for a word, but the strap broke and the 12-year-old fell between closing doors.

Elephants herded into trunk

Images appear to show the man loading the elephants into the car.

Cops are on the hunt after a pair of elephant sculptures were poached from outside a Northland Thai restaurant.

Case dismissed after botch-up

Judge Michael Crosbie dismissed a drug charge against a woman in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday.

A police error resulted in a case against a member of a prominent Dunedin family to be thrown out.

Mother gave daughter meth

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Abrupt end to trial of woman accused of being a party to her daughter's rape.

Caught with 1188 Viagra tablets

Elijah Nuku was caught with 1188 Viagra tablets (File photo)

A Hastings man could face jail after being caught trying to sell Viagra pills on the black market.

Guard spooks ram raiders

The front of the Thames Noel Leeming store was damaged after being rammed by a stolen vehicle.

Security guard responded to first raid and spooked thieves as they attempted a second.

Man attacked abuser

On Monday in the New Plymouth District Court, a man avoided convictions for burglary and assault, after a successful ...

After he was taken advantage of while drunk, a man sought retribution against his abuser.

Pamper day stabbing shock

Anna Browne is accused of murdering Carly Stewart at a woman's pamper day in west Auckland.

Carly Stewart was allegedly murdered with a 30cm kitchen knife at a women's pamper day last year.

Shooting after stand-off justified

The shooting of Ford Hurinui, by police during an alleged armed standoff in Motueka in 2015 was justified, an inquest ...

A Nelson police officer who shot a wanted man was "justified", the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found.

Dealer's six phones nabbed

A drug dealer in Blenheim used several phones to offer meth and cannabis in a bid to avoid detection. (File photo)

Drug dealer used six cellphones and texted codes like "holla for a dollar" in alleged meth ring, police said.

Women charged with group attack

The three women have been granted interim name suppression at the Blenheim District Court. (File photo)

Police claim the group used bottles and rocks to assault another woman.

Burglar caught by paper trail

The diamond ring was pawned at a Cash Converters in 2010. (File photo)

Seven years after burglar pawns diamond ring, police realise he gave Cash Converters his real name.

Man allegedly slit throat of rival

Sameh Khalil Salem Ali, 42, is on trial in the Hamilton District Court on a charge of attempted murder.

Accused allegedly said to cop: "What else would you do if you found him with your missus?"

Suicide trial date closer

Susan Dale Austen had supporters outside on the days she appeared in the District Court.

Hutt Valley woman charged with assisting a suicide may face trial early next year.

Gunpoint carjacking arrest

People were seen exiting a central Hamilton home with their hands up during the arrest on Monday afternoon.

A 29-year-old has been arrested over the gunpoint carjacking of a Chevrolet Caprice in Hamilton.

Weekend crime spree

The door at the Milton Street Store in Nelson was replaced with a sheet of plywood after a ram-raid attack on the store ...

Another dairy raid caps a spate of crimes across Nelson on a busy weekend for police.

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