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Green Meadows Four Square in Napier.

Police dog tracks alleged teen thieves 3 hours ago

The pair have a date with the Youth Court following a "brazen" daylight robbery in Napier.

The teen cowered after being hit in the face.

Gang member bashes would-be car thief

A video showing a gang member beating a teen in the head has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 13:  A police car blocks the road as contractors close SH5 between Napier and Taupo on July 13, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. Snow is falling across the South Island of New Zealand as a polar blast moves across the country.  (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Women attacked in brazen home invasion

Two men attacked an elderly woman and her daughter, demanding money.


Nelson man sentenced for killing kea

Normally, the crime carries a fine of at least $15,000.

No one was injured during the incident (Getty, file)

Tokoroa superette robbed

Tokoroa police are appealing for the public's help after the Kelso St Superette was held up with a gun.

Passengers were stuck inside as the gang covered the train in paint.

Passengers forced to wait as graffiti gang hits train

Passengers were stuck inside as the gang covered the Auckland train in paint.

juridical concept with hammer and judge, selective focus on metal part,

West Auckland murder trial begins

A 24-year-old man is accused of fatally stabbing another man last year.

Middlemore Hospital.

Middlemore drop-off murder-accused on trial

Clayton Ratima, 24, was dropped off at Middlemore Hospital in February last year and died a few days later.

The man who faked his psychiatry qualifications is due in Hamilton District Court on Monday.

'Fake psychiatrist' to be sentenced

The man worked at Waikato Hospital for six months on fake qualifications.


Crackdown on Kiwi criminals in Australia leads to reoffending

Almost 40 percent have committed an offence after returning to our shores.

He demanded cash and fled in a stolen vehicle

Alleged bank robber appears in court

A masked man armed with a knife who allegedly robbed a bank branch in Hamilton has appeared in court.

Auckland train

Police prevent youth brawl at Auckland train station

Dozens of officers have managed to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation.

Video: Do you know what synthetic cannabis is?

'Zombie' drug contains 'dangerous chemical', police warn

It's suspected to have caused the death of 20 people in NZ.

Court, Christchurch

Murder accused abused in court

One of the accused looked towards the family of the victim with a smile on his face.

Police, Murder

Two men charged with the murder of Christchurch man

The body of Bradley Lomax was found last week.


Mother fed infant son a battery - Crown

She videoed her eight-month-old son while he was struggling to breathe, and is facing nine charges of neglect.

Police look for the missing pair in August.

Bodies of pair missing in Tongariro Park found

The pair reportedly went missing after fleeing from police on August 12 in a stolen car.

police car

Axe-robber hits dairy, takes cigarettes

Two men, one believed to have been armed with an axe, robbed a dairy in rural Waikato.

The Government has refused hold an official inquiry.

State child abuse: Govt 'part of a cover-up'

The refusal to hold an inquiry into historical abuse makes the Govt complicit in a cover-up, a former social worker says.

Rollie James Heke.

Alleged Morrinsville shooter sentenced to five years' jail

Rollie James Heke was charged in Wellington's High Court.