The jury in the Stanley Waipouri murder retrial has retired to consider its verdict.
Family outings for a Taupo couple were spent breaking into houses where nobody was home.
A Tauranga woman caught driving with a reading of 1154 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath had "a very poor record indeed", stretching back over 20 years and should not drive again, a judge said today.
A 19-year-old who crashed into a fence in Tauranga after a police chase was nearly five times over the drink drive limit, police say.
A Tauranga woman, whose personal problems led to a shopping addiction and then to stealing cash from her employer, has been sentenced to 300 hours' community work.
Four men, each facing 11 charges relating to a crime spree in central Wellington on Thursday and Friday nights, appeared in Wellington District Court today.
A catering company worker has admitted fiddling his employer of $78,817 and then wiping the details of his dishonest dealings off the firm's computer.
Murder accused Antonie Dixon's visions of chuckling and dancing goblins were not due to psychotic illness and were probably fabricated, a psychiatrist has told the High Court in Auckland.
A woman charged in connection with the taping of an elderly rest home resident's mouth was granted interim name suppression when she appeared in Auckland District Court today.
Murder accused Antonie Dixon wrote instructions for one of the women he attacked with a samurai sword outlining what she should say when questioned by police.
The former musical director of Nelson's Symphony Orchestra made a High Court plea yesterday to have his four-year fraud sentence reduced.
An appeal is due to be heard tomorrow over a former top policeman's conviction and sentence for his handling of historic sex allegations by Louise Nicholas.
Antonie Dixon has told so many stories since the evening he attacked two women with a samurai sword and fatally shot a man that he is struggling to keep track of all his lies, the Crown told the High Court at Auckland today.
A former West Coast rugby representative has gone on trial on 15 counts of rape or sexual indecency.
A woman in her mid-60s told Christchurch District Court she was afraid of 85-year-old William John Dehart who has been charged with four breaches of a protection order she took out.
A young man who held his former partner hostage for almost eight hours, repeatedly raping and assaulting her, had his appeal for a shorter sentence denied today.
Murder accused Antonie Dixon told a negotiator he was prepared to die during an armed standoff with police, either by shooting himself or by forcing police to shoot him, a jury was told today.
A New Zealander was one of two people who allegedly boasted they were responsible for the "bizarre" death in Sydney of American actress Joyce Germain, an inquest has been told.
A North Canterbury man must pay $500 to a policeman for burning him on the arm with a cigarette during a traffic stop.
A High Court judge has told a man who admitted a "barbaric" attack on an elderly woman before setting fire to her home that he could not be reformed.