A man jailed after abducting and molesting a five-year-old girl in a high profile Tauranga case has failed in an attempt to overturn his convictions.
Supporters of an Auckland rest home worker accused of gagging an elderly rest home resident lashed out at media photographers minutes after she appeared in court in Auckland today.
A woman offered an unusual excuse in Tauranga District Court today for obstructing police.
A homeless man playing with a toy plastic gun triggered fears among onlookers in downtown Tauranga, its district court was told today.
A Te Puke man appeared in Tauranga District Court today charged with raping an intellectually handicapped woman.
A 17-month-old toddler who suffered brain damage after allegedly been shaken by her mother's boyfriend may have got her injuries in a climbing accident, a court was told today.
A judge had some trouble getting the message across to a Te Puke pruner that he was fined $500 for possessing more than 1000 pipi above the daily limit.
A man who got angry with a fisheries officer trying to give him an information pamphlet while he was launching his boat was fined $300 today for obstructing the official.
A Waikato school principal facing theft and fraud charges has been publicly identified.
The head of a Vietnamese immigrant family that ran a $250,000-a-year cannabis growing operation at two Christchurch dwellings was jailed today for three years.
A young Mt Maunganui man said to be "showing off" before his car ploughed into a group of teenagers at the Coromandel peninsula resort of Whangamata three months ago was jailed today for a year.
The mother of a teenager badly hurt by speeding, drunk driver Dean Yaxley is unhappy he has been put behind bars.
A man accused of attempting to influence a juror in the Antonie Dixon murder trial was today refused bail and had his name suppression lifted.
A breast-feeding juror delayed a murder trial in Auckland today in what may be a first in a New Zealand court case.
Two youths convicted over the attack of two young men during a gang brawl in south Auckland in 2005 have had appeals against their conviction and sentence dismissed.
Drug abuse and deception landed a 39-year-old pregnant woman a 14-month prison sentence today.
A man who lashed out at a group of party-goers with a metal bar in Wellington has been jailed for 12 months.
Jurors deciding whether Antonie Dixon is a murderer have taken a dinner break, four hours after beginning their deliberations.
A former teacher, who sexually abused young boys over a 24-year period, has been sent back to prison for historic sex offending.
Life parolee Dean Wickliffe has been committed for trial on several drugs and firearms charges.