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Thousands of Tonga fans greet their rugby league heroes at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.

Tonga vs Australia: More police, better planning to avoid riot repeat 3 hours ago

Riots broke out between fans in 2017, after Tonga's historic victory over New Zealand.

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97 bags of synthetics found in Hawke's Bay car

Police made the discovery during a routine traffic stop.

The intersection where the first crash took place.

Hutt man dies in bush after stealing, crashing car

He tried to drag a child out of one car before giving up and taking another.


Cops face raft of criminal charges

143 charges have been laid against police since 2015.

Where the most university hall expulsions happen.

The uni halls that've kicked out the most students

Find out which universities have expelled the most students, and what for.


Man with huge face tattoo on run in Hawke's Bay

Hauraki Hira is considered dangerous and shouldn't be approached.


Smacking prosecution likely result of 'over energetic' police officer - expert

A Picton father was taken to court for smacking his 4yo.

The 53-year-old was found dead on April 22 at a Whanganui property.

Six men charged with the murder of James Butler

The 53-year-old was found dead on April 22 at a Whanganui property.


Mark Lundy loses appeal for murder of wife and daughter

The Court of Appeal says no substantial miscarriage of justice has actually occurred.


Drive-by shooting in Lower Hutt

The shooter is yet to be apprehended.


Waimate death under investigation

Police are investigating the death of a man in Waimate on Saturday night.

Buxton carpark in Nelson.

Police seeking man who helped alleged rape victim

He was seen on camera approaching the victim's vehicle following the attack.

Emergency services at the scene.

Wiri crash: Alcohol and speed likely a factor

Police say it's lucky the injuries weren't more serious.

Watch: Waterview Tunnel has been labelled a "success" by the NZTA, despite criticism of speeding fines.

Traffic ticket system could 'cease to operate'

Police are reportedly issuing so many traffic tickets the system is about to break.


Armed police called after Napier firearm incident

Police are seeking information from the public


Hit-and-run puts two in hospital

Reports of "disorder" on a Motueka street turned out to be a double hit-and-run.

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman says there can't be any bias.

Police spying inquiry needs more independence - Russel Norman

Greenpeace claims police used controversial group Thompson and Clark to spy on its activists.


Elderly man pushed out of own car by hitchhikers

Police say the Kerikeri assault was a "cowardly and unprovoked attack".


Serial killer Hayden Poulter found dead in prison

He died less than a month after being recalled for breaching parole.

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'Iconic' bongs destroyed by Otago Uni proctor

He reportedly walked into a flat and took the $400 pipes right off the table.