Kurt Bayer

Police pursuits cleared

Police pursuits cleared

Two police pursuits, one which resulted in the death of a 20-year-old fleeing driver, and another where four teenage girls were seriously injured, have been cleared as textbook responses by the police watchdog.

Disgraced Dunedin lawyer charged

A Dunedin lawyer struck off over accusations of stealing nearly $3 million from clients has had 33 criminal charges laid against him.

Kavanagh halfback to be brought out of coma

Kavanagh halfback to be brought out of coma

A Dunedin schoolboy who suffered a serious head injury during a first XV rugby match is due to be brought out of his induced coma today.

Farmer with broken neck rides 3km for help

Farmer with broken neck rides 3km for help

A "hardcore" farmer waited two hours for help after breaking his neck in a 4m fall - then mounted his quadbike and rode home.

Heater abuse case: Man remanded in custody

Heater abuse case: Man remanded in custody

The man accused of burning a 5-year-old child's face with a fan heater has again been remanded in custody.

No fine over soldier's death

No fine over soldier's death

The Defence Force shoulders a high level of blame for the death of Private Michael Ross, who drowned when he fell out of a boat during a training exercise last year, a judge has found.

Man admits schoolgirl drug charges

Man admits schoolgirl drug charges

A man who gave drugs to Christchurch schoolgirls in exchange for sexual favours has pleaded guilty today.

Cop's jaw fractured in attack

Cop's jaw fractured in attack

A long-serving police officer allegedly bashed after coming to the rescue of a battered woman yesterday has had 40 stitches to his face and needs to undergo dental reconstruction surgery.

Racist taxi passenger invited to mosque

Racist taxi passenger invited to mosque

The racist taxi passenger who targeted a Pakistan-born cabbie with a foul-mouthed anti-Islamic tirade has been invited to an 'Islam open day' to broaden his mind on the religion.

Hunt for seal shooter stalled

Hunt for seal shooter stalled

The hunt for whoever shot two New Zealand fur seals at a world-renowned colony near Kaikoura has stalled, with police and conservationists desperate for witnesses to come forward.