A Kawerau builder who viciously attacked a policeman trying to calm him down in the drunken aftermath of a wedding has been jailed for seven years with a non-parole period of four years.
Judge Mark Perkins today imposed a blanket suppression order over the depositions hearing for 18 people charged in the so-called "anti-terror" raids.
A young Wellington man was today acquitted on grounds of self defence of stabbing another man in the back.
A 41-year-old man accused of abducting a teenage girl in July will face a depositions hearing in Tauranga District Court early next month.
Within an hour of police finding dying British tourist Karen Aim, the name of the boy now accused of her killing had been raised in connection with the crime, a court was told today.
A Taranaki farmer has appeared in court charged with making threats, after a white powder was sent in the mail to Parliament.
The 15-year-old youth charged with the murder of Scottish tourist Karen Aim in Taupo told a security guard a Rotorua gang prospect had bashed her, Taupo Youth Court heard today.
A Nelson man today admitted murdering his seven-year-old stepson.
A young Wellington man, accused of stabbing another man who had beaten him, said he acted in self defence.
A Christchurch man alleged to have had possession of an aluminium bat on the night his wife ran from her home in her night clothes has been released on bail.
A Taupo security officer told today how he came across a dying Scottish tourist Karen Aim as he investigated an early morning alarm at a Taupo college.
A 29-year-old man appeared in Gisborne District Court this afternoon facing five charges in relation to a sex attack on two teenage English tourists in the tiny east coast seaside settlement of Tokomaru Bay.
The trial of a man and a woman accused of murdering convicted paedophile Glen Stinson began in the High Court at Palmerston North today.
A woman who did a midnight runner in her nightclothes after her husband armed himself with a baseball bat wants him back home.
A 43-year-old Canterbury high school teacher has admitted the rape and sexual violation of a teenage girl.
Two police officers involved in a cover-up following the death of an Auckland man have been jailed for 15 months in Manukau District Court.
A man who sexually abused his step-granddaughter has been jailed for 16 months.
A man who skipped bail before his trial on major drug charges in 2005 has been arrested in Whangarei.
A 36-year-old pregnant woman has pleaded not guilty to drink driving and driving while disqualified.
A Gisborne teacher accused of sexually abusing schoolgirls has pleaded guilty to 11 of the 16 charges against him in a sudden turn in his trial in Napier District Court.