Two women with an apparent penchant for motels and a taste for curry are wanted by police after allegedly racking up thousands of dollars in unpaid bills across Otago.
Wellington police say robberies in the capital have spiked after appealing for public help with at least four incidents, three involving weapons, in the past two days.
Outright honesty is not the first quality that one associates with the criminal fraternity, so it might come as a surprise to many that disclosure of a criminal record for New Zealanders on entry to Australia, and vice versa, is voluntary.
Australia and New Zealand are investigating ways to improve how they share criminal histories to prevent Kiwis with criminal records getting into Australia by deception.
A 77-year-old man has had $45,000 worth of antique motorbikes and engines stolen from his Hamilton home.
Police are on the hunt for two men who swiped diamond rings worth $233,000 from jewellery stores by distracting staff standing nearby.
The mother of a 16-year-old boy charged with a brutal attack on a 5-year-old girl at a Turangi campground says her family has been hounded from their home.
Police have issued about 19,000 warnings for low-level crimes in the past 15 months, meaning thousands of arrested people have avoided prosecution the New Zealand Police revealed yesterday.
The boss of a Radio New Zealand journalist who died yesterday after being bashed as he left work says his attacker may have killed him for the sake of a few dollars.
Two Auckland men were allegedly lured into a house by a woman they met over the internet - and then threatened and robbed by the woman and her boyfriend.
Burglars have stripped an empty Auckland apartment complex, stealing everything including 32 kitchen sinks.
A man charged with murdering a woman whose body was found in a burning Auckland house has pleaded guilty to lighting the fire.
Three men appeared in court this morning after a man was killed during a fight in Mt Roskill in the early hours of the morning.
A woman discharged without conviction over a vampire-style attack in Wellington is a "wonderful human being'' who got caught up with the wrong people, her lawyer says.
Police conducted an examination following an alleged sexual assault in a stairwell next to the Regent Theatre, Dunedin, early yesterday.
The recorded murder rate has dropped by almost 50 percent in the last year - the lowest since fiscal year reporting began in 1986, according to figures released by police today.
A liquor store worker is in intensive care after being run over by a good samaritan who was trying to help stop two men who stole bottles of booze from his store.
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after a stabbing in Lower Hutt left a woman in intensive care overnight.
Hastings police are appealing for public help in tracking a man they say befriends elderly, or vulnerable people, and later bullies, then steals from them.