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Police say they have a new suspect in the cold case of a Japanese student killed 20 years ago.

New suspect in cold case of Japanese student

Kayo Matsuzawa's body was found in a Queen St utility closet in 1998.

Tim McKinnel, a private investigator, says the evidence needs to be looked at again.

No forensic evidence 'red flag' in Gail Maney case - investigator

Gail Maney was convicted of the 1989 murder of west Aucklander Deane Fuller-Sandys.

As of December 2017, 242 inmates with active deportation alerts were serving time in New Zealand prisons.

Taxpayers could save millions with prisoner deportation change

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says it's an obvious solution.


Warriors and police join forces to combat drink-driving

Sober drivers were rewarded with Warrior match tickets

Cycle Science

Cycle shop staff take down crook

They put the brakes on the would-be robber's heist.

Five youths arrested in relation to car theft.

Hamilton youths steal car, petrol, then flee police

The five also attempted to rob a dairy with a knife, police say.

The Levin liquor store has been robbed.

Hammer, knife used in Levin liquor store robbery

The trio managed to get away with bottles of spirits.

Waikato Hospital

Teen suspected of indecent assaults in Hamilton

Two people were indecently assaulted in the staff carpark at Waikato Hospital on Friday afternoon.

Drivers using a phone face fines up to $80 and 20 demerit points.

Driver in fatal crash was texting

A driver who hit and killed a motorcyclist was sending a text message at the time.


Ashburton school's laptops stolen

The break-in at Hinds Primary School happened sometime in mid-July.

Mahora shops

Pair rob 87yo man in Hastings

Police have released CCTV images of the suspects.

Avocados are seen at a packaging warehouse of Hoja Redonda plantation in Chincha, Peru, September 3, 2015. The eighth World Avocado Congress, an event dedicated to production, export and marketing of Hass avocados, will be held in Peru from September 13 to September 18. Peru is the second largest exporter of Hass avocados in the world, according to local media. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo - RTX1R0SZ

Organised crime blamed for avocado theft across Bay of Plenty

There have been more than 40 burglaries in the last two months.

Taranaki Base Hospital.

Gunshots heard, man hurt at Taranaki Base Hospital

Police are looking for several men after an altercation in the hospital carpark.

NZ police

Man arrested after machete attack in Auckland's Stanmore Bay

The injured man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Auckland: a bad place to be in the event of a zombie outbreak.

Auckland Council report warns of horror dystopian future

Widespread poverty and violence overrun the city in the scenario.

The pursuit came to a dramatic stop on Cranford St, Christchurch.

Man Tasered after wild police chase through Chch

He deliberately drove at police and a member of the public.

Cory Jefferies has been found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children, Kim Richmond.

Family says Kim Richmond's kids have lost both parents

Cory Jefferies was found guilty of murdering the mother of his three young children.

Malcolm Rewa is currently in preventative detention for the rape of 25 women, including Susan Burdett.

Docudrama could prejudice Rewa trial - lawyer

It portrays Teina Pora as innocent and could influence the jury.

Police have thanked the public for their help in locating the man.

Escaped Hutt Valley prisoner arrested

The man was located at a Featherston address on Friday night.

Last year, a crime prevention group delivered a petition to Parliament arguing shopkeepers should be allowed to arm themselves.

What dairy owners really think of cigarette sales

A third of dairies in Christchurch have been broken into in the past year, but few think they can quit selling smokes.