A father has today admitted abducting his young son from Dunedin and driving away at speeds of up to 170km/h north of Christchurch.
A "remorseless" boy racer will join his brother in jail after being sentenced to three and a-half years in prison for his involvement in a high-speed street race which killed an 18-year-old girl.
Three-strikes legislation for criminal offenders took effect four years ago, amid claims it would ''fill prisons''. Hamish McNeilly looks at the outcome so far.
A doctor living in Dunedin has been censured after prescribing Class C drugs, using false names and details, to feed her opiate addiction.
A community constable accused of indecently assaulting five teenage girls has broken down in tears while giving evidence in his own defence.
A Christchurch man is facing multiple charges following an early morning car theft which resulted in a crash yesterday.
"Horrendous" is how a judge has described Jim Wilson's 21 years of sexual offending against a female victim, starting when she was four years old.
The owner of two rottweilers which mauled an 8-year-old Christchurch boy has pleaded guilty.
A Palmerston man who ''groomed'' and sexually violated a young girl over two years will be in jail for less than a decade, but his victim faces a lifetime inside her own prison, Judge Kevin Phillips says.
A foreign tourist's instinctive reaction to swerve to the right when faced with an oncoming car resulted in serious injury to his wife and the woman driving the other vehicle, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
A 40-year-old Dunedin woman slapped, punched and kicked her 6-year-old daughter in the head because the girl had cut her clothes, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
A Dunedin man who stabbed his mastiff-cross dog with hedge clippers has been jailed for just over a year and banned from owning another dog. Jason Karl Blackler (44), painter, had been drinking...
A Dunedin man hid behind his long hair while being sentenced on child pornography charges in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.
A man has been jailed for 13 months for repeatedly telephoning and texting his former partner in breach of a protection order, only six weeks after he was sentenced for similar offending.
A 71-year-old Palmerston man is denying allegations he sexually molested 10 different boys over a 30-year period.
A Tauranga man has admitted causing the fatal head-on crash which killed Tauranga father Greg Woledge after his work van plunged off Maungatapu Bridge and into the river.
An alcoholic Benhar man with what Judge Kevin Phillips described as ''probably the worst record for recidivist drink-driving'' he had seen in his eight years as a judge, has been jailed for 37 months.