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  1. Covid-19 lockdown baby homicide: Man accused of murdering 3-month-old offers no plea

    A young man accused of murdering a baby during New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown has appeared in court today.The 21-year-old appeared in the Manukau District Court this afternoon after Counties...
  2. Young paralysed rider Sophia Malthus has reparations cut after ex-boss' appeal

    An aspiring female jockey who was left a tetraplegic after a workplace accident has had her reparations slashed by more than $100,000.Sophia Malthus was just 19 when a horse-riding accident at...
  3. Reporting sexual assault: Specialist police teams and court in North could help victi

    Specialist police teams and new courts aimed at dealing specifically with sexual violence in Northland could help with victims reporting the crime after a survey revealed 94 per cent of sexual...
  4. Advocate calls for justice reform after survey finds sexual violence vastly unreporte

    An advocate for victims of sexual abuse is calling for reform of both sex crime law and the trial process.It comes after a study released today showed nearly a million Kiwis have suffered sexual...
  5. Man pleads not guilty to harassment over sending allegedly threatening emails to Prim

    An Auckland man has appeared in court today after being charged over sending allegedly threatening emails to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Police accuse Michael Christopher Cruickshank of "sending...
  6. Desert Rd murder case: Fourth man appears in court over death of Bao Chang Wang

    Police appear to be closing the net on a group of Auckland men alleged to have killed Ricky Wang and buried his body in a shallow grave near the Desert Road.This morning, police running Operation...
  7. Man charged over sending allegedly threatening emails to Prime Minister Jacinda Arder

    An Auckland man is due to appear in court today after being charged over sending allegedly threatening emails to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Police accuse the 54-year-old of "sending three emails...
  8. Crime and sexual violence vastly unreported in NZ, victims survey finds

    Nearly a million Kiwis have experienced sexual violence - but the vast majority never report the crime. The second annual New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey, which is released today and based on...
  9. Desert Rd homicide: Duo appear in court over alleged murder of Ricky Wang after body

    Two men accused of murdering a man, who was missing for three years before his body was found in a shallow grave near the Desert Rd, have appeared in court.A tip-off led police to a grisly discovery...
  10. Desert Rd homicide: Duo appear in court over alleged murder of Ricky Wang after body

    Two men accused of murdering a man who was missing for three years before his body was found in a shallow grave near the Desert Rd have appeared in court.A tip-off led police to a grisly discovery of...
  11. Family's plea to stop drunk, drugged drivers: 'It wasn't an accident it was a tragedy

    An Auckland woman who lost her son to a driver high on meth and alcohol says the anger and hurt is as raw now than ever - nearly a year since his death.For all the big family milestones in her life -...
  12. Man pleads guilty to Torbay murder, victim was Christmas Island deportee

    A man has admitted murdering an Australian deportee at an Auckland party.Christopher Kane Te Kawa Simeon pleaded guilty today in the High Court at Auckland to murdering Faletoi Matue on May 3 last...
  13. Family's plea to stop drunk, drugged drivers: 'It wasn't an accident it was a tragedy

    Nearly a year later, the anger and hurt left behind when someone is killed by a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol remains, says the mother of a slain Auckland man. For all the big...
  14. Man convicted of raping teen denied leave to appeal after claiming verdict 'unreasona

    A man convicted of raping a teenager half his age applied for leave to appeal because a jury's verdict was "unreasonable" has had his application dismissed by the country's highest court.Edward...
  15. Auckland man charged after fatal crash that killed off-duty cop

    Police have charged a man in relation to a fatal crash that killed an off duty officer in February.Constable Naomi McRae was involved a serious crash in Karaka on February 13. The 35-year old was...
  16. Budget 2020: New Zealand's law and order budget by the numbers

    Today's 2020 police budget included more than $400 million in road safety programmes.The sum represents 18 per cent of the police budget while the largest chunk of more than $684 million - 31 per...
  17. Covid 19 coronavirus: Duo who sued Jacinda Ardern claiming illegal lockdown 'detentio

    Two men who sued Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over what they claimed was an unlawful detention during the Covid-19 lockdown can now be named.Dermot Gregory Nottingham and Robert Earle McKinney...
  18. Epsom brothel homicide: Suppression continues after murder accused appears in High Co

    The man accused of murdering Auckland gentlemen's club manager Zion Gutnik will continue to keep his identity secret - for now.The 60-year-old appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning via...
  19. Former Auckland accountant Christopher Wright jailed after gambling away $1m from 245

    A former Auckland chartered accountant who gambled his clients' tax refunds away and stole more than $1 million has been jailed for nearly four years.Christopher George Wright, 64, stole some $1.01...
  20. Covid-19 response: Country moves levels but families remain 'suspended in grief'

    The man who took the Government to court and won the right to leave mandatory isolation to visit his dying father has now been forced to replan the funeral. Having arrived in New Zealand from the...
  21. Corrupt official gets home detention after dodgy Auckland Council deal for Chinese US

    A former Auckland Council worker will serve a period of home detention for a bribery case which "tarnishes New Zealand's current reputation" as a largely corruption-free country.Sundeep Dilip Rasila...
  22. North Shore mental health patient drowned 'searching for Taylor Swift'

    Warning: This story contains distressing content. A patient on unescorted leave from an acute mental health unit is believed to have drowned after entering the ocean in search of Taylor Swift.A...
  23. North Shore mental health patient drowned searching for Taylor Swift - Coroner's repo

    Warning: This story contains distressing content. A patient on unescorted leave from an acute mental health unit drowned after entering the ocean in search of Taylor Swift, according to a Coroner's...
  24. Escaped prisoner Ricky Wilson caught by police in Upper Hutt

    Escaped prisoner Ricky Wilson has been arrested in Upper Hutt this afternoon. The 29-year-old man escaped Corrections custody yesterday evening while being transported back to Rimutaka Prison from...
  25. Man involved in Hawke's Bay $2.5 million meth bust gets prison sentence dropped

    A man involved in a $2.5 million meth bust in Hawke's Bay has had his three and a half year prison sentence dropped to 12 months of home detention.Uriah Whetu Monty Wirihana received a prison...
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