The partner of murdered Blenheim man Carl MacDonald believes the fatal gun shot was not aimed at him.
The Supreme Court today has granted a pilot, demoted from captain by Air New Zealand once he turned 60, leave to appeal a Court of Appeal decision in the airline's favour.
A woman's distant scream was heard on the morning Emma Agnew disappeared, in the area where her body was later found, a witness told the High Court at Christchurch today.
An American woman sentenced to life in prison in Hong Kong for the death of her banker husband has lost her bid for a new trial.
A jury found one man guilty and his co-accused not guilty of murder after fewer than four hours deliberation in the High Court at Blenheim today.
A man jailed for a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for murdering a woman by slitting her throat from ear to ear has lost his appeal against conviction and sentence.
The crown says its case against Liam James Reid on murder, attempted murder, and rape charges is overwhelming, but the defence says jurors will find it "fragile and inconsistent".
A week has been set aside in January for a depositions hearing for Ashley Donald Peach, accused of murdering Christchurch cat rescue worker Kerry Leigh Downey in August.
New Zealand businessman Ballu Khan, accused of plotting to kill self appointed Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama, was abused by arresting officers, his lawyer told the High Court in Suva today.
Senior executives of the Fairfax New Zealand media group, who said they had closely monitored other media reporting on controversial police raids and subsequent court hearings, have denied detailed knowledge of constraints on publishing related police surveillance material.
A student today admitted importing objectionable material after being caught with four violent porn films on his computer hard drive when he returned to New Zealand from China.
Fairfax New Zealand Ltd group executive editor Paul Thompson today defended publishing extracts evidence of police surveillance of people suspected of terrorism.
A judge today spoke out sharply against domestic violence, insisting it is unacceptable and saying that the offenders can expect to be jailed.
A Taranaki farmer has admitted sending a letter filled with white powder to Prime Minister Helen Clark at Parliament last month.
Drug offending is "a pernicious evil in our society", a Tauranga District Court judge said today when sentencing a 43-year-old Paeroa mother to a year behind bars on several cannabis related charges.
Millie Elder, adopted daughter of broadcaster Paul Holmes, was back in court in Auckland today.
A High Court judge today reserved his judgment on a doctor's application to have struck out a complaint against him of having an affair with a patient 20 years ago.
The Fairfax media group committed the nation's "most serious and inexcusable breaches" of the rights to a fair trial, Solicitor-General David Collins QC told the High Court at Wellington today.
The jury returned a guilty verdict tonight in the retrial of a man accused of drugging his stepdaughter before kissing her and fondling her breasts.
Two men charged after the shooting death of South Auckland policeman Don Wilkinson early today have been remanded in custody.