Police are looking for the people who attacked a young Queenstown man after he was assaulted twice while walking home from town, once with a baseball bat.
A man has pleaded not guilty to charges laid after an early morning police raid on a central Auckland apartment block yesterday.
The police say they have had "positive feedback'' from international law enforcement agencies on the way the raid on Megaupload millionaire Kim Dotcom's mansion was carried out.
Security camera footage from inside a City Taxis cab is being reviewed by police in a bid to identify a male passenger allegedly involved in an attack on a female driver on Saturday night.
A 50-year-old Wanaka resident was sent to Whangarei to live with his mother by Judge John Clapham in the Queenstown District Court yesterday, after admitting his fourth drink-driving offence.
A drunk Cromwell teenager drove up roads between Queenstown and Wanaka one night at speeds of more than 180kmh and sparked a police chase which only ended when the fleeing vehicle's engine blew up.
A police officer interviewed members of Campus Watch after an incident yesterday about 8.10pm at the University of Otago, near the St David lecture theatres, which resulted in two arrests, Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said.
Waikato Police are refuting claims of misuse of force against a 56-year-old Chinese woman visiting from overseas who sustained a dislocated elbow and a cut to her left cheek.
Police are investigating why a man in his 60s collapsed and died as he was about to be arrested for disorderly behaviour at a block of flats in Levin.
Dunedin police are seeking 25-year-old Jordan Marcus Quinney, who is wanted after he failed to appear in court on a threatening behaviour charge in January.
Wellington police say robberies in the capital have spiked after appealing for public help with at least four incidents, three involving weapons, in the past two days.
The Government is considering legislation for police to recoup the cost of operations that go beyond normal duties, such as policing privately run music concerts, wine festivals or sports events.
Police have handed out $150 fines for three cases of women breastfeeding while travelling in cars on the motorway, and to drivers of a number of vehicles in which children were travelling in the footwells or boots.
Police are not to blame for the death of Paul William Wilson, who drowned while taking water samples from the flooded Talla Burn at Beaumont a year ago, Otago-Southland regional coroner David Crerar says.
Police say officers are required to take all necessary precautions, after an incident in which an Auckland man was shot and tasered while wielding an open LPG gas cylinder that was leaking flammable gas.
Armed police took a man into police custody in Tauranga last night after they were called about a domestic incident.