Armed police have arrested two man after an illegal methamphetamine lab was found in a house in the Bay of Plenty town of Te Puke.
Police are investigating a series of thefts and reports of prowlers in three communities on Otago Peninsula.
A mean theft has angered staff at a Dunedin scrap metal recycling business.
A 44-year-old Hastings man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Douglas Bruce Apperley last month.
Emily Longley was sent back to Britain seven months ago to begin a new life after she got in with the "wrong crowd" in New Zealand but now the 17-year-old's body has been discovered amid suggestions of a drug and alcohol overdose.
Theresa Nohe-Sipili says she can never forgive her nephew and his friend for the drunken beating of her husband of 16 years, Etuina Sipili.
A Dunedin man is in hospital with serious head injuries following an assault by up to 20 people overnight in the city centre, police say.
The Royal nuptials may have kept Dunedin quiet on Friday night, but the rest of the weekend was a different story. A Dunedin man suffered serious facial and head injuries from a violent attack...
A man who dropped a 15.75kg ornamental cat statue three times on to the head of his mother's sleeping boarder was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 13 years.
More work needs to be done investigating wildlife trafficking from New Zealand as the demand for rare reptiles increases around the world, Traffic Southeast Asia deputy director Chris Shepherd says.
Three teenage boys were arrested after they allegedly burgled a party pills store early this morning in Invercargill.
In the past year alone, up to 200 protected and endangered jewelled geckos, worth about $1.8 million on the black market, could have been taken illegally from spots on Otago Peninsula.
Wildlife smugglers are "greedy people without any consideration for animals", Wildlife Enforcement Group senior investigator Stuart Williamson says.
Two brothers who grew up thinking violence was a part of who they are have been jailed for six years for beating their cousin senseless and rolling his unconscious body down a riverbank.
Police have begun interviewing up to 20 people believed to have been present when a 30-year-old Dunedin man was severely beaten in a Dunedin car park on Sunday.
Forget Bunnings or Mitre 10 Mega: one brazen thief turned to suburban Dunedin for garden supplies at the weekend, much to the disdain of Alan Thomson.
Assault, theft and wilful damage were part of a crime spree allegedly carried out by two Dunedin youths at the weekend.
A vehicle belonging to one of three men accused of murder was gutted by fire in Dunedin on Saturday morning, and police are appealing for witnesses.
Two young European backpackers begin their prison sentence today as punishment for beating a man and with a message from the judge to other foreign visitors that violence on Queenstown's streets will not be tolerated.
Two successful prosecutions of poachers this week should send a message the activity will not be tolerated, Alexandra police and landowners say.