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Whanganui man's death prompts investigation

A property was cordoned off overnight following the death of a man.

The inquiry will look into instances of abuse between 1950 to the end of 1999.

State care inquiry should include recent cases - survivor

The inquiry will look into instances of abuse only between 1950 and 1999.


Stabbing in Manukau

The 21-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest.

The man is being held in custody.

Man arrested after spate of thefts

A 43-year-old man will appear in Blenheim District Court on Monday in relation to a spate of thefts in Renwick and Springlands.

Renee Duckmanton was murdered in May 2016.

Screams from dock as Christchurch sex worker's murderer sentenced

"Rot in hell!" one person yelled.

Woman seriously assaulted, robbed in Christchurch's Hagley Park

Woman seriously assaulted, robbed in Christchurch park

She was approached by a man while walking to her car.

Tania Sawicki Mead from Just Speak spoke to The AM Show.

Youth crime rates decline

But a youth justice advocacy group says there's still plenty of work to be done for Māori and Pasifika children.


Boy racer crackdown in Tauranga

Some were caught travelling at speeds of up to 150km/h.

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Inglewood fight ends in death

A man has died following a fight in the Taranaki town of Inglewood.

Tables and chairs in a college classroom

Criminal bar association criticises police after teacher falsely accused

It said the teacher had been through "a year from hell".

Police are on the hunt for a man responsible for a brutal home invasion in Hamilton.

Horror Hamilton home invasion

A woman was sexually assaulted and her daughter physically attacked in their home.

The incident occurred on Saturday at about 9:20pm.

Armed man robs Hamilton liquor store

He wore a hoodie and covered his face with a bandana.

A man has been charged with murder following a death in Merivale.

Man charged with murder in Merivale death

The 54-year-old was arrested on Sunday over the death of a 27-year-old woman.

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Posting traffic tickets a breach of the Bill of Rights - expert

If a speeding ticket gets lost in the mail, whose problem is it - yours or the police?

A man arrived at the emergency department of Christchurch Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

Christchurch man has gunshot wound

A man turned up at hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after reports of a shooting in the Christchurch suburb of Dallington.

Kelly Alex Donner.

Teenager arrested over Flaxmere death

The teenager appeared in the Hastings Youth Court on Saturday.

Dairy owners in Hamilton are resorting to cages for security.

Hamilton dairies cage themselves in

They're going to extreme measures to protect themselves from violent robberies.

The two culprits were caught on camera at Auckland's Real Groovy store.

Shameless thieves steal animal charity box

Two men planned the "disgusting" crime at Auckland's Real Groovy store.

A new report calls the prison system costly and ineffective.

Ex-prisoner agrees NZ prison system costly and ineffective

A new report calls prisons "extremely expensive training grounds for further offending".

Inmate numbers topped more than 10,700 in February and they are expected to climb.

'Tough on crime' policies increasing NZ's prison population - report

It suggests an evidence-based approach would lead to better outcomes.