Two youths who used a knife to rob young women on the streets of Mt Maunganui on New Year's Day have been jailed for five years.
A young soldier has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing incident at Tekapo Military Camp, near Timaru, yesterday.
Four Whakatane police officers found not guilty of assaulting a prisoner with batons and pepper spray would be returning to active duties in their home town, lawyer Susan Hughes QC said this evening.
Catholic brother Rodger William Moloney has been found guilty of seven charges of sexually abusing boys at the former Marylands special school in Christchurch near Halswell in the 1970s.
The trial of four Whakatane police officers accused of assaulting an arrested man with batons and pepper spray looks set to conclude tomorrow.
Dunedin property developer Russell Hyslop is expecting a windfall of at least $1 million after the latest High Court decision in a battle over profits from the development of the Scenic Circle Dunedin City Hotel.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an Invercargill company manager's appeal against a nine-month jail sentence.
The long-running case of a former King Country farming couple trying to clear their name after a fatal bridge collapse on their property in 1994 continued at the Court of Appeal in Wellington today.
A High Court jury has heard evidence about the "pastoral gesture" process carried out by the Order of St John of God, in which boys alleging sexual abuse at Marylands School were interviewed and received payments from the church.
Former Marylands School brother, Rodger William Moloney, will give evidence in his defence at his trial on 28 charges of sexual abuse of boys at the school in the 1970s.
The sentences for two men found guilty of importing a date rape drug with a street value of about $1 million have been reduced by two years by the Court of Appeal.
Surf-rage had emerged among older surfers in Hawke's Bay with one of them landing in court. Susie Smith, 62, said a man slammed into her board last week and held her head underwater for more than five seconds. She claimed the incident was caught on camera.
A New Zealander and a man he tried to race have been jailed after their serial drink driving killed a motorcyclist in Tasmania.
A 46-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court today to injuring his wife and setting her car on fire.