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The scooter recovered from the scene.

Police seek group of violent teens after aggravated robbery in Napier

They attacked a pizza delivery man on Sunday night.

Trevinos Restaurant & Bar.

Gunman robs Christchurch bar

A man with a firearm walked into Trevinos Restaurant & Bar on Riccarton Rd about midnight.

An Australian criminal who has never been to New Zealand is to be deported here.

Australian criminal to be deported to New Zealand

The man has never set foot in New Zealand.

Recently the 'Creep Catchers' lured a 62-year-old man into meeting them by posing as a 15-year-old boy.

Vigilante Facebook group vows to keep exposing predators

Police have warned 'New Zealand Creep Catchers' to stop outing potential offenders.

Crime

Police find wanted man

Matthew McRae was arrested in Masterton on Tuesday.

Jorge Eduardo Riquelme Cruz appeared in the Queenstown District Court on Monday afternoon.

Drone pilot accused of obstructing Wanaka firefighters named

Jorge Eduardo Riquelme Cruz allegedly flew a drone near helicopters fighting the blaze.

police car

Tauranga murder-accused enters no plea

The 26yo is charged with the murder of a man who was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital.

Inquiries are ongoing to locate a third male.

Two arrested following Papakura brawl

Police are seeking a third male, identified in footage of the fight.

Cops

Court for murder-accused after dying man dumped at hospital

A 26-year-old man has been accused of murder after a man was dumped outside Tauranga Hospital.

Crime

Woman groped at R&V encourages fighting back

She hopes the viral video of her hitting a man who touched her breast inspires others.

Robin and Dot Graham were robbed after leaving their car across the road for a few minutes in St Heliers.

Tourists track down thieves, but police can do nothing

The British couple were robbed in an upmarket Auckland suburb after leaving valuables in their car.

Police cordon

Three hospitalised after Christchurch brawl

Fighting broke out in the central city early Sunday morning.

Comanchero gang patch

Concern over new gang chapter in NZ

The Comancheros, named after a John Wayne movie, were formed in Australia.

Members of the public didn't bat an eyelid, and jumped in to assist the constable.

Police praise those who helped officer

Members of the public have helped a lone police officer make an arrest on a Wellington street.

Crime

Man steals entire cash register in Blenheim dairy robbery

The shopkeeper wasn't hurt, but he was quite shaken.

The manager suffered moderate injuries to his face, while the man made off with stolen cash, police say.

Man arrested after Christmas Eve robbery

A man has been arrested after a Porirua shop manager was punched and robbed on Christmas Eve.

The manager suffered moderate injuries to his face, while the man made off with stolen cash, police say.

Hunt on for Christmas Eve thief - police

Police say a robber has entered a store north of Wellington on Christmas Eve and punched and stolen cash from its manager.

Prison

Prisoners' contribution to Christmas cheer

Inmates in New Zealand prisons are putting their skills to good use this Christmas.

The scene in central Auckland.

Taxi driver killed in fatal hit-and-run

The drunk driver and passenger in the other vehicle fled the scene in central Auckland, but were soon caught.

Police are seeking witnesses

Pukekohe liquor store robbed by knifeman

The man entered the store on Friday afternoon and took off with cash.