It began with a woman losing her dog and ended with a man being bitten. But it's not what you think.
A man has admitted ramming a police car and chasing an officer down the highway on foot with a tomahawk while yelling "Allahu Akbar".
A Balclutha man who subjected his girlfriend to three months of vicious abuse revived her with water just to continue a beating, a court has heard.
After coming off second best in a boarding house scuffle Thomas Leslie Evan Jenkins sought immediate retribution.
A celebrity-endorsed health-supplement company and its director may now have to wait until next year to be sentenced.
A celebrity-endorsed health-supplement company and the man behind it never intended to rip customers off, a court has heard.
A health-supplement company could have made up to $1.2 million by overstating the amount of deer velvet in its product, a court has heard.
A health-supplement company could have made up to $1.2m by overstating the amount of deer velvet in its product, a court has heard.
A pregnant Mosgiel woman was caught drink-driving twice within two hours, a court has heard.
A Dunedin man sent a 4-year-old to bed so he could kick the boy's mother repeatedly as she lay on the ground.
A woman whose neck was fractured after a tractor ploughed into her on a pedestrian crossing says she bears the driver no ill will.
A driver whose car smashed into a Lime scooter rider, breaking his ankle, has been ordered to pay the victim more than $5000.
A senior Dunedin gang member blackmailed a retail worker out of up to $250,000 by bombarding him with threats of violence.
Four dozen beers plus an axe turned out to be a bad combination for a South Otago man, a court has heard.
Mathew Hamish Wedd had a set of keys and knew the security code to the Dunedin pub where he used to work.
A woman has been awarded nearly $45,000 after she was unfairly treated at work in Invercargill and phased out in a sham company restructure.
A woman who burgled the house of a dead couple and went on a spending spree with their chequebook has dodged a jail term ''by the smallest margin''.
A Dunedin man who committed two armed robberies with his mother has been released on parole despite being deemed to have a high risk of reoffending.
A man who groomed a 14-year-old girl online and arranged to meet her for sex has been jailed for 16 months.
A rugby player who punched someone at a post-match function will walk away from the incident without conviction.