A man has pleaded guilty to two charges of manslaughter stemming from a horror crash in 2011.
A German student has been fined for urinating in public in central Queenstown, only minutes after police warned him about similar behaviour.
The defendant accepted the sentence had to be imprisonment.
A consequence of a decision on whether an unnamed tributary near Middlemarch is natural or an artificial waterway could ''absurdly'' mean every gully in the country was considered a river, Colin Withnall QC says.
A 28-year-old Navy electronics technician who filmed his female colleagues showering and using the toilet aboard a vessel has pleaded guilty to charges of making intimate visual recordings and storing them on his laptop.
A Dunedin man said to be behind a black market paua operation of almost $80,000 two and three years ago is on trial on 31 charges under the Fisheries Act.
Phil Cottrell's family is horrified his killer was on intensive supervision when the Wellington journalist was fatally beaten in a callous attack.
A Dunedin woman who snatched the day's takings from a 73-year-old woman's stall during last Saturday's Thieves Alley market has been convicted of theft.
A 27-year-old unemployed man entered no plea when he appeared yesterday in the Oamaru District Court on 41 charges, including sexual violation and indecent assault, after investigations by police into an alleged paedophile ring.
Joel Loffley has been sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 19 years for the murder of baby JJ in Auckland.
A Napier man who diaried sexual offences against boys and later admitted them in court has become possibly the oldest New Zealander ever sent to jail.
Serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson will return to prison until at least May 2 after being denied bail this morning.
Three Dunedin teenagers have admitted a raft of charges following a 46km police pursuit between the city and Waihola last weekend. Codie John Tobin (17), unemployed, pleaded guilty before Judge Alistair Garland in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.
Broadcaster Iain Stables has been sentenced to community detention for assaulting a hotel owner who owed his radio station money and for a "violent tantrum" in which he punched his ex-partner's brother.
Evidence from former All Black and Warriors' captain Matthew Ridge will be presented in the trial of three men associated with the collapsed firm Dominion Finance.
A High Court murder trial involving two teenagers and a man accused of killing Polish man Roman Skorek in Rotorua's Kuirau Park has been put off until July.
A woman has appeared in court this morning charged with murdering her husband.
A Napier woman is due to appear in the Napier District Court today charged with assault after the death of a man in the city early this morning.
An Auckland teenage driver has appeared in court today charged with causing the death of a passenger who died after he was impaled on a metal rod.
A former Iraqi soldier who hatched a "chilling" plan to mutilate his wife before taking his own life has been sentenced to at least 17 years in prison for her murder.