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Double-bunking at women's prison not acceptable - Ombudsman

It would break international torture and degradation rules, he said.


Boom in bitcoin mining cyber attacks on NZ

Cyber criminals could be using your computer to cash in while it sits idle at home.


Three arrested on meth charges after Mongrel Mob house raid

Police are targeting the supply of the drug into the Opotiki community.


The good samaritan who guards his local dairy

The vigilant eye of Stephen Falepau in Onehunga keeps watch over his local corner store and community.

Phillip John Smith is one of the inmates taking the Department of Corrections to court.

Prisoners take Corrections to court over strip search

Inmates, including the infamous Phillip John Smith, say the experience was degrading and unlawful.

Two pig dogs were burned alive in Northland.

Third dog poisoned after two burnt alive, Northland owner says

"It's plain evil what they've done," a heartbroken Chad Scrivener said. "They don't give a f***."

Brothers Theo and Chad Scrivener

Police warn against vigilante justice for Northland dog killers

The dogs were burned alive after thieves set fire to a stolen ute.

Auckland teenager 17-year-old Zion Tuoro has been arrested after allegedly carrying out a serious crimewave while on bail.

Alleged 'teen crimewave' arrested after police pursuit

The chase ended in the 17-year-old fleeing on foot.

Ruth Money and Simon Bridges talk to The AM Show.

Call to end right to silence in child abuse cases

It comes after yet another awful case in Auckland - a four-month-old with 16 fractures.

Dairy owners have seen a spate of violent robberies.

Dairy owners attacked with meat cleaver, machete, hammer

A spate of violent robberies prompted small business owners to ask for a tougher stance on thieves.

Theo and Chad Scrivener.

Thieves set fire to stolen ute with dogs trapped inside

A Northland family has been left devastated by the cruel act.

The thieves can be seen storming the counter, attacking the owners and stealing cigarettes.

Auckland dairy owners fight back against 'bandits'

Video shows the thieves attacking the owners and stealing cigarettes.


Hammer attack on Hamilton shopkeeper

Men armed with a hammer robbed a Hamilton convenience store on Saturday morning.

The spiked meat.

Dog food spiked with mystery pills left on lawn

Local vets in Orewa thankfully haven't reported any cases of poisoned pets.

Taylor (left) and Edmonds (right).

Police seek two men from international crime syndicate

They're believed to have links to the Comancheros and Filthy Few gangs.

The plane was spotted in North Korean colours.

Pacific Aerospace says it didn't know it was breaking UN sanctions

The judge in the sentencing of a NZ plane company that exported parts to North Korea has reserved his decision.

CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07:  Police stand guard at the cordon near the accident site on January 7, 2012 in Carterton, New Zealand. Emergency services attended a hot air balloon crash that has killed 11 people in the early hours of Saturday near the Wairarapa plains town of Carterton. The balloon burst into flames and crashed killing all aboard.  (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Hamilton shopkeeper attacked with machete

The man is now recovering after suffering a fractured skull.

Ljubljana, Slovenia - September 3, 2011: Close-up of McDonalds outdoor sign with  typical rounded yellow M letter against cloudless blue sky. Sign is positioned on the left side of image.

Wannabe Hamburglar holds up McDonald's

But the thief was after cash and not a late night snack.

NZ police car

Fleeing driver dives into river after car catches fire

A driver fleeing police on Monday morning gave up and dove into a river after his vehicle caught fire.

Between October 2016 and September last year, seven deaths and 552 crashes were recorded out of around 3600 pursuits.

Police not to blame for pursuit deaths - union

"It's the manner of the driving and the people failing to stop."