It was an altercation in a quiet Oamaru street that turned ugly and, because it involved two teenagers, it shocked the country. David Bruce backgrounds the events which led to the murder last April of William Lewis by Daniel Smith.
Four people have been arrested in connection with a crime spree, including an arson attack on a police station, across Wellington late last month.
Police are hunting a suspect after the Green Island Post Shop and Kiwibank was held up this morning.
Police are looking for two men travelling on Mexican passports after two jewellery robberies in Auckland last month.
From visitors on a "thieving mission" at Dunedin shops to bored teenagers seeking a thrill, welcome to the dark world of shoplifting.
A 67-year-old woman was beaten, tied up and robbed by three men in her Northland home on Saturday night, one of a spate of recent aggravated robberies in the region which police say could be connected.
Four teenage youths have been arrested and a substantial quantity of stolen cigarettes have been recovered after two armed holdups in south Auckland yesterday.
Dunedin police are continuing inquiries into two robberies and an attempted robbery in the city in the past week.
An unexplained, unprovoked knife attack on a Christchurch couple led to a man today being jailed for six years, nine months.
A man armed with a handgun demanded cigarettes and cash from Hamilton store this morning.
The search for a man in his 20s continues after the BP 2Go Mornington service station in Mailer St was robbed at knifepoint last night.
A family home which was badly damaged by fire just two weeks ago was this morning destroyed by burglars who are suspected of breaking in and starting another fire.
Two men were arrested in Mosgiel yesterday, one after he was seen running from the scene of a copper theft and tackled to the ground by a member of the public.
Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident involving an 18-year-old female student in Dunedin early on Sunday.
A gun-toting teenager was still at large today after holding up a Hastings dairy yesterday.
A respected member of the Queenstown aviation community is facing 18 charges in the Queenstown District Court, primarily relating to theft from Heliworks Helicopters Queenstown Ltd - where he was formerly the managing director - totalling more than $40,000.
A man has appeared in court charged with a series of burglaries of Alexandra businesses last month.
Police have arrested a 16-year-old youth for the aggravated armed robbery of a Hamilton superette this week.
A couple found guilty of luring women into their van and raping them have been jailed at the High Court at Hamilton today.
One of three men charged with murder following the death of a 23-year-old man at Blueskin Bay estuary last month can now be named.