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Evidence seize in the Waikato raid.

Waikato Police sting finds drugs sold near kindergarten

The property also had gang regalia displayed and an illegal shotgun.

Wellington has seen a wave of present theft this festive season.

Police retrieve stolen Christmas presents

It's the latest incident in a wave of festive theft in Wellington.

Crime

Man threatens dairy staff with a bomb

He then made off with a pie.

Scott Watson has spent the last 18 years in prison for the Sounds murders.

Team that freed Pora take on Watson's case

Scott Watson was jailed in 1999 for the murders of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.

Police rushed to Papamoa Beach on Sunday night.

Woman run over in street brawl

Sticks, garden tools and bats were used in a massive brawl in Papamoa on Sunday night.

Police were called to Lyn Grove in Papamoa after reports of fighting and disorder.

Reports of gunshots, fighting in Papamoa

Police were called to the scene after multiple reports of disorder.

He was finally stopped on Quail Pl and was arrested and charged with driving offences.

Driver flees police with child in car

A driver who failed to stop for police in Hamilton dropped his child off mid-chase but has now been caught and charged.

Police car

Shots fired in Papakura, suspect eludes police

They don't believe he's a risk to the public however.

The attack took place on Sandbrook Ave at about 11:30pm on Friday.

Man attacked in Otara

A serious assault in the Auckland suburb of Otara has left a man in hospital.

Rene Naufahu was found guilty in September.

Rene Naufahu remains in limbo

The convicted former Shortland Street star will have to wait until January to discover his sentence.

A man tries to rob a store in Christchurch in May 2017.

Retailers say criminals getting brazen, violent

Employee thefts are also on the rise, new research has found.

Crime

What's preventing charges being laid over the CTV collapse?

A strange quirk in NZ law may be behind the non-prosecution.

Police are appealing for people with information to come forward.

Home invasion in Tokoroa

A middle-aged couple have been confronted by a man wielding a crowbar in their Tokoroa home in an early morning break in.

The man is recovering in Dunedin Hospital following surgery and is stable.

Man stabbed near Dunedin

A man is in a serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital after being stabbed in Mosgiel.

The man was in Middlemore Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Man struck with wine glass in critical condition

The 52-year-old was attacked during an argument with strangers in Otahuhu.

NEW ZEALAND - JULY 05:  As night falls the Armed Offenders squad assess the situation at the road block at Taipo Road in the rural Manuwatu township of Rongotea after an armed 16 year old local man shot one policewoman in the leg as she tried to flee and the another policeman was shot in the stomach and head and later died. Heavy Police presence is in the township.  (Photo by Graeme Brown/Getty Images)

14yo charged after robbery in Nelson carpark

Four young people were attacked, two of them ending up in hospital.

Police

Body found in Christchurch hedge

Police say they were called at around 9am Saturday morning to the scene on Moorhouse Ave.

Hamilton Transport Centre

Bus driver punched after crash with car

A Hamilton bus driver has been punched in the head several times.

The officer involved in the incident wasn't hurt.

Driver flees police checkpoint

A disqualified driver has fled a police checkpoint in Wellington, hitting an officer in the process.

Tasers are more likely to be used if the suspect is mentally ill, a report has found.

Mentally ill more likely to be shot with a Taser

A new police report shows they have higher chances of the weapons being fired at them than others.