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Car jack 'idiot' remanded

Car jack 'idiot' remanded

A judge has condemned a Wanganui man's "lawless, intimidatory" behaviour over a parking space.

Jailed man stole power for cannabis operation

Jailed man stole power for cannabis operation

A Rotorua man stole almost $18,000 worth of electricity to power a cannabis-growing operation in his Hannahs Bay home, a court has heard.

Christchurch death remains unexplained

Christchurch death remains unexplained

The sudden death of a man whose body was found inside a Christchurch house late last night is still unexplained, police say.

Complaints made about balloon pilot

Complaints made about balloon pilot

Complaints were made about hot air balloon pilot Lance Hopping being too impaired to fly, and cheating on his pilot's test before the Carterton balloon disaster, but no action was taken.

Teacher punched pupils, called them 'ugly'

A science teacher who punched and kicked students, and called them "ugly" and "dumb" has lost his teaching licence.

Ute driver dies in crash with truck

A British driver died in a head-on collision with a freight truck in mid-Canterbury last night.

Prolific stalker remains in custody

The country's most prolific stalker will remain in custody after allegations of six breaches of his release conditions in just 12 days.

Smith backs down on legal threat

Smith backs down on legal threat

Conservation Minister Nick Smith has backed down on a legal threat against an environmental advocate who accused him of political interference.

Elderly man attacked, two teens shot

Elderly man attacked, two teens shot

An elderly man has been attacked and two teenagers shot during a home invasion in Waikato overnight.

Motueka crash victim named

Police have named a man killed when he crashed his motorised bicycle near Motueka yesterday.

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