Three accused of aggravated robbery

Three men accused of aggravated robbery remanded in custody after appearing in court.

Killer's family links

Jason Alistor Barr and Shay Barry Webster

Man who admitted part in petrol fire death is the son of a high-profile bank robber and murderer.

Drunken ski instructors charged


Two ski instructors who clambered on to a commercial boat in Queenstown will make a trip to court.

'Miracle' driver didn't hit traffic



A judge has treated a man's dangerous driving as a "one-off brain-freeze moment".

Jury sworn in for murder trial

Justin Conrad McFarlane

More than 100 witnesses will be called in the High Court at Dunedin as four men appear for the murder of Oamaru man Justin Conrad McFarlane.

Killed while looking at the stars

Coroner Richard McElrea

Driver not at fault for fatally hitting tourist who was distracted by stargazing in rural Queenstown.

No payout for Ponzi victims


Elderly investors who lost millions in a Ponzi scheme have no hope of getting their money back.

Mum put 'booze before kids'

Judge, court, gavel, justice

Mum left infant daughter in a bathtub overflowing with cold water, and her son playing naked on the street.

Man faces multiple fraud charges

Wallet, cash

An Invercargill man accused of fraudulently spending thousands of dollars on everything from burgers, pet food and building supplies to go-kart rides and a washing machine failed to appear in the Alexandra District Court yesterday.

Spree of southern thefts admitted

Judge, court, gavel, justice

Blenheim woman admits theft charges after targeting Invercargill accommodation spots.

Bite costs $500


An Australian woman holidaying Queenstown sank her teeth into a bouncer's arm and broke the skin.

Winemaker to get help


Prominent Central Otago winemaker to get counselling after being charged with drug offences.

Man shot himself in head by mistake


Man pulled the trigger of his friend's high-powered rifle, unaware it was loaded.

Woman stole cash from employer

cash in hand

Australian mother who stayed in NZ because she enjoyed snowboarding stole thousands, court told.

Evidence suppressed

 Otago Southland coroner David Crerar

Evidence at an inquest into the death of a Southland toddler who drowned in a farm rubbish hole has been suppressed until further notice.

Dealer blows $12k


British backpacker squandered $12,000 of his inheritance while supplying cannabis in Queenstown.

'Not a hate crime'

Jenny McNee

Police officer found guilty of racially abusing taxi driver is discharged without a conviction.

Sevens fraudster still to pay

Richard Edgar Anderson

A former detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity Sevens rugby tournament still has an outstanding balance to pay.

Trouble and strife ...

Drink driving breath testing

A couple honeymooning in Queenstown got into strife after an alcohol-fuelled night out.

Trial for accused smuggler

A Dunedin man faces a life sentence for importing drugs into NZ.

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