A spate of violent robberies prompted small business owners to ask for a tougher stance on thieves.
A Northland family has been left devastated by the cruel act.
Video shows the thieves attacking the owners and stealing cigarettes.
Men armed with a hammer robbed a Hamilton convenience store on Saturday morning.
Local vets in Orewa thankfully haven't reported any cases of poisoned pets.
They're believed to have links to the Comancheros and Filthy Few gangs.
The judge in the sentencing of a NZ plane company that exported parts to North Korea has reserved his decision.
The man is now recovering after suffering a fractured skull.
A driver fleeing police on Monday morning gave up and dove into a river after his vehicle caught fire.
"It's the manner of the driving and the people failing to stop."
She was just three years old when she left NZ, but after 22 years in prison she's been sent back.
They're holding an open day on Sunday to show off what they have to offer.
Police investigating the killing of a 40-year-old man in Flaxmere searched more properties on Saturday but are yet to charge anyone.
Faamanu Milford's ex-partner says she feels safer now.
Christie Marceau was stabbed to death in 2011 by Akshay Chand - who was on bail at the time.
The emergency brake was pulled, with commuters inside.
Faamanu Milford's former partner is terrified he will come after her family.