Ten teenagers have been convicted after their role in the near-fatal beating of an off-duty policeman south of Auckland in February last year.
Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan et al make self-defence look pretty easy on the big screen. But then, they have choreographers on their side. As Otago, and Dunedin in particular, confronts violence on the streets, Mark Price looks for an easy way to dodge the pain.
Less crime was recorded in the Southern police district in 2010 than in 2009, because police are working harder to stop it before it happens, they say.
Two Dunedin men have been arrested following the burglary of a North Dunedin flat this week.
Beware concentrations of the drunk, says Inspector Alistair Dickie, police area tactical response manager for Dunedin.
Dunedin police are celebrating a "great result" with total recorded crime in the Dunedin and Clutha local authority areas down by 5.6 % for 2010.
Police say a "person of interest" in the brutal murder of a Wellington heavy metal band member died a few weeks after the killing.
A jury found a Taranaki woman not guilty of intentionally stabbing her partner today with broken lolly jar - and the pair then went home together.
Nine people have been arrested today on drug charges throughout the Wellington district. An operation targeting the manufacture, supply and use of methamphetamine involved 60 police staff from across the district.
A Waikato horse breeder convicted of murdering his wife has been jailed for at least 11 years.
Forensic examination of the site of the fatal police shooting of Lachan Kelly-Tumarae will wrap up today but police are still appealing for sightings of a van seen in the area early that morning.
Police recovered weapons and enough chemicals to produce a large amount of methamphetamine when they raided a rural Waikato property yesterday.
Dunedin police are asking the public for any sightings of two men running along Douglas St or Ajax St, in St Kilda, just after 9pm on Sunday, after the attempted robbery of the 10 O'Clock Dairy in Prince Albert Rd.
An alleged conman accused of targeting the rich and famous is fighting extradition back to Auckland to face charges in connection with a $3 million scam.
A Wanganui farmer (39) who allegedly stole another customer's car at Frankton's BP service station on Sunday morning after an engagement party "bender" says he does not remember the incident.
Police attended the 10 O'Clock Dairy in Prince Albert Rd, St Kilda, after an attempted hold-up at knife-point shortly after 9pm yesterday.
A British judge has sentenced a notorious serial rapist to at least 27 years in prison for a spate of attacks on elderly people that lasted almost two decades.
Police are confident of catching the burglars whom they suspect of targeting Oamaru businesses over the past four to eight weeks.
A house in the south Auckland suburb of Glenbrook is still cordoned off today after an explosion killed a man early last night.
Games of hide and seek with Auckland children turned into sex attacks, a prisoner serving time in Christchurch has admitted.