A Dunedin receptionist will spend at least two years in prison after stealing $380,000 from her employer, Gilmour Motors, and forging the signatures of two senior Dunedin lawyers while on remand.
The man accused of murdering his ex-partner in Havelock North earlier this year has pleaded guilty to charges of murder and breaching a protection order.
A woman who drove with a breath-alcohol level more than 3 times the 400mcg legal limit had her 12-year-old son as a passenger, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.
Two Dunedin teens have admitted stealing and then beating a much-loved pet lamb to death.
A Tauranga Intermediate teacher found guilty of stealing 11 tablets of a young pupil's ADHD medication had earlier been dismissed from her job after a disciplinary meeting.
A man convicted for his seventh drink-driving offence has been told to ''sort out'' his issues with alcohol before he kills someone.
A police officer has pleaded guilty to a raft of charges for smuggling contraband into Auckland prisons.
An acclaimed art dealer has been cleared of allegations he stole valuable paintings from a top New Zealand artist.
A jury has started deliberating in the case of an osteopath on trial accused of two dozen sex and indecency charges.
Courts Minister Chester Borrows has a simple message for those in the South who collectively owe more than $27 million in fines and reparations.
Trust your instincts and your training and show courage, Justice Graham Panckhurst told new lawyers admitted to the Bar in Dunedin yesterday.
A teenage girl has denied inventing an allegation of rape because she wanted to outdo her sister in her sexual abuse claims against a man both girls have accused of molesting them.
One of the men accused of murdering Polish man Roman Skorek in a Rotorua park last January has this morning pleaded guilty.
David Bain's compensation bid is one of three before the Justice Minister, who also has the power to intervene in the dozen royal prerogative of mercy applications, including that of Teina Pora, a criminologist says.
Justice Minister Judith Collins has admitted convicted rapist Teina Pora, who has spent the past 20 years in prison, could be innocent.
A man who seriously injured his 6-year-old daughter when he crashed his overloaded quad bike while driving drunk avoided prison due to the "appalling experience".
Former All Black Keith Robinson could be considered for electronic monitoring after his sentencing on various driving matters was adjourned today.
A convicted murderer out on life parole has been sent back to jail after a prolonged and violent attack on the mother of his baby.
A Clinton man a judge described as the ''neighbour from hell'' avoided being held in contempt of court despite ''belligerent'' behaviour at a defended hearing yesterday.
A Hawkes Bay entertainer who sexually violated a teenage boy seven years ago has been jailed for three years and one month.