A Dunedin man who stalked his ex-girlfriend and urinated on her new lover's car has been sentenced to home detention.
A police pursuit in Concord this afternoon culminated in a crash near a primary school and two arrests.
An oversight by Corrections allowed an inmate to use a prison phone to illegally contact his victim more than 1000 times.
The Chief District Court Judge has called for an overhaul of the justice system, to avoid perpetuating the cycle of disadvantage, particularly for Maori.
The burglary of a Bongo van and a vandal who smashed the windscreen of an upmarket four-wheel-drive were among the property crimes reported to Dunedin police over the weekend.
When a 21-year-old man robbed a liquor store then stabbed a police officer who tried to arrest him, it was a new low point of a life lived in society’s margins.
A Central Otago shearer who raped his ex-partner while making their children wait in the car outside has been jailed for six years.
When Robin Abraham needed a place to live, his friends agreed to put him up, but he repaid them by making "vile'' sexual comments to their 8-year-old daughter.
A veteran Dunedin gang kingpin got an unwelcome birthday present last week - a 15-month prison term.
A man who scratched swastikas on a woman's car has been before the court every year of his adult life, a court heard.
A Mosgiel man burned down a state house because he was haunted by the memory of finding his auntie dead there five months earlier, a court has heard.
After her son was taken from her care, a Dunedin mother took her frustrations with Oranga Tamariki online.
A Facebook predator with a "fixation" on young girls repeatedly lied to a 14-year-old until he got her on her own, a court has heard.
A man who beat his partner so viciously that she lost the sight in one eye has failed at the first hurdle in a bid to shorten his sentence.
A Dunedin man said he wanted to put a chain around his ex-girlfriend's neck, tie her to his vehicle and drag her to her death, a court has heard.
A Dunedin man who had 251 rounds of ammunition concealed in seven different areas of his house was "up to something", a judge says.