New Zealand is climbing the global charts when it comes to injecting methamphetamine and one former drug squad cop says it's high time the Government tackled problems of drug addiction and demand gripping the country.
The parents of Scottish-born Allison McPhee, whose body was found in her Wellington City Council bedsit in Newtown Park six days after a vicious beating in June last year, say they will never forgive her killer.
A former Dunedin property developer and his Colombian partner, who went to elaborate lengths to elude police over a $NZ2.4 million cocaine importation, have been sentenced to 11 years in an Australian jail.
A Hamilton man was held captive for over an hour, repeatedly beaten, stripped of his clothing and gagged by a youth and four teenage girls, one as young as 13.
Two men charged with the armed robbery of a Dunedin convenience store have had their Dunedin court date postponed after they allegedly attacked a Rimutaka Prison guard this week.
An axe-wielding robber was chased off by the owners after attempting to hold up an Upper Hutt dairy last night.
Kara May-Jo Hurring, the woman who left New Zealand after Westpac mistakenly credited her former partner's account with $10 million, faced some new charges, including money laundering, when she appeared in Rotorua District Court today.
Wanaka police made two arrests yesterday, the first for an alleged bookshop theft and the second for a alleged ski-pass fraud.
A heavily armed gang may be responsible for a spate of robberies at South Auckland banks and bars, police say.
A teenager charged in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Warren Rosillo has made a brief appearance in court today.
Two men found guilty of murdering a fellow drug dealer and dumping his body in a garage were today jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 18 years.
Police allege Brad Callaghan murdered his former girlfriend and mother of their child, Carmen Thomas, by hitting her numerous times on the head, a summary of the police case today says.
A Christchurch man has been sentenced to three years in prison for an unprovoked attack in a McDonald's restaurant which resulted in the death of a Dunedin man.
Three people have surrendered to police after a large operation which police say put pressure on criminals.
The Briton accused of murdering of New Zealand student Emily Longley reappeared in court in England overnight.
A Rotorua teenager who stabbed a man who intervened as he beat up a woman has been jailed for nearly four years.
A Hamilton accountant who admitted stealing millions of dollars from a family trust has been sent to jail for more than five years.
Police are hunting a man who yesterday robbed a central Hamilton credit union armed with a machete.