A plea from a Whangarei man not to be sent to prison for
assaulting a toddler who was hospitalised for two weeks was
rejected and the judge said a deterrent message needed to be
sent by the courts.
Armed police and dog units were were called to a Tauranga
property about 2.30pm yesterday after an altercation between
workers and a group of male youths in which a toy gun was
A veteran whitebaiter says arson attacks on shelters at the
Tukituki River have brought a bitter end to this year's
A man who attempted to sexually violate a tourist in Westport
in June has been sentenced to four years and eight months in
prison, without parole.
An elderly woman who was critically injured when she was hit
by a truck in Katikati on Monday has died.
A warrant to arrest former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was
briefly issued when he failed to arrive on time for his High
Court appearance today.
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