Police are seeking information after at least eight central Balclutha businesses were burgled over the past month.
The man jailed for the murder of Napier schoolgirl Teresa Cormack has had his application for more time to appeal his conviction denied.
Police are hunting robbers who forced a young man to withdraw money from an ATM machine after bashing his uncle outside his Chinese medical clinic in Auckland.
Police fear the men who robbed a Dunedin convenience store at gun and knifepoint this week will strike again unless people with information come forward.
Police are not ruling out the possibility three men who terrorised an Upper Hutt couple in an armed robbery on Sunday night may be connected to three men arrested in Wainuiomata today.
A 14-year-old boy was one of two people arrested for allegedly tying up and beating a 67-year-old woman in her Northland home this month, one of a spate of crimes allegedly committed by the duo over a three-week period.
Siu Taga, described in court as "a reckless and determined cannabis dealer", has been jailed for three years.
A Rotorua mother who started dealing drugs in order to fund her methamphetamine habit has been jailed for three years 10 months.
A man who smuggled hundreds of thousands of ecstasy tablets into New Zealand from London inside Harrods gift baskets has been jailed for eight years and nine months.
A man who robbed three Auckland banks while making no attempt to disguise himself has been sentenced to more than five years' jail.
A man who supplied a girl aged 12 to 13 with tobacco, cannabis, and other drugs and had sex with her, has been jailed for two years.
A gun-wielding man demanded cash from staff at a post shop in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn this morning.
A large police team continuing the investigation into the gruesome murder of Wellington man Matthew Hall are still looking for three knives that might be connected to the crime.
Police have been asked by a judge to consider for a third time diversion for an autistic man charged with looting.
An elderly Hamilton couple has been fleeced of a large sum of money by a "well-spoken Indian man" claiming to be from the Inland Revenue Department.
The Cromwell youths who allegedly dumped a car in Lake Dunstan near Cromwell during the weekend will face a charge of depositing dangerous litter.
A balaclava-clad man was kneed in the groin after surprising a woman at her Green Island home early yesterday.
Four Cromwell youths who were in a vehicle that broke down early yesterday allegedly tried to set the car on fire, then "smashed it up" and pushed it into Lake Dunstan, Cromwell police said.
Police arrested two Balclutha men yesterday and charged them with several cannabis-related offences.
An Oamaru teenager will spend at least 10 years in jail for killing another Oamaru teenager in April last year.