Crime And Justice

Steve Allan.

Wanted Tauranga man believed to have changed his appearance as he eludes police

Brendan Steve Allan is wanted on gun, meth and driving charges.

Men wanted over Tokoroa dairy robbery on August 11, 2018.

Two men wanted over armed robbery of Tokoroa dairy

The pair were armed with a knife and stick during the August 11 incident.

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Investigators say there is no immediate concern to the public.

Extra police in Whanganui amid fears of gang tensions boiling over after man shot dead

The hunt continues for a gunman after a gang member was killed in Castlecliff.

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Kelvin Davis retold the experience of the man who had "enough of the violence and enough of the P"

'It's our fault he spent nearly half a century in a gang' – Corrections Minister tells story of reformed prisoner

At the Criminal Justice Summit Kelvin Davis re-told the experience of the man who had "enough of the violence and enough of the P".

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Christchurch City Council is looking at opening up housing stock that’s long been boarded up.

Housing NZ takes nearly a month to call off debt collectors from tenants after learning of bogus meth testing regime

In late May, a major report found no health risk from living in a house where meth had only been smoked.

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One man has been arrested and Houston authorities are looking for a second suspect after a woman was attacked after withdrawing $75,000 from a bank.

CCTV shows Texas woman trying to fight off men as they attempt to snatch $75,000 from her purse

A car driven by an accomplice then backs into the woman, injuring her.

US justice

Three US men each charged with 1400 counts of sexually abusing animals

The men are also charged with child endangerment and corruption of minors.

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A report from the US found at least 1000 children were abused by 300 Priests over the past 70 years.

Pope issues apology to Catholics in wake of Pennsylvania priest abuse revelations

Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in the effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

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The Prime Minister says the public often react to emotive cases, rather than best practice.

Jacinda Ardern wants 'heavily politicised' justice system based more on evidence than public reaction to crimes

The government is currently undertaking a Criminal Justice Summit, where Justice Minister Andrew Little is looking to address rising incarceration rates in New Zealand.

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The deer was found on the Oxford property, dead, with all its meat taken.

Pet deer shot, meat removed from carcass in North Canterbury

Police at Oxford are investigating the incident.

Deer velvet lowered in pills after supplement company director's nosebleeds

A Commerce Commission lawyer says the process was "woefully inadequate and utterly unscientific".

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The Prime Minister spoke in Wellington while opening a two- day Criminal Justice Summit.

'We all realise that prisons are a moral and fiscal failure' - Jacinda Ardern opens Criminal Justice Summit

She spoke about prioritising victims of crimes, as well as early intervention.

Turkey and United States flags in bright cloudy sky

Shots fired at gate outside US Embassy in Turkey

No one was injured after four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car early today.

Italian actress and MeToo activist Asia Argento settles sexual assault complaint

A young actor claimed the 42-year-old Argento sexually assaulted him in 2013 when he was 17.

School rugby coach accused of sex offences against boys stands trial

Alosio Taimo has pleaded not guilty to 83 charges relating to 18 victims over 29 years.

Police car generic.

Young female dragged into black ute in Whangarei, police appealing for witnesses

The girl was able to free herself and escaped from the vehicle whilst it was still moving.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush

Police numbers see 'significant boost' after 1800 added around country

Police Minister Stuart Nash said the allocation would let police make "inroads".

A surfer crests a wave.

'They were terrified' - Waikato surfers say they were shot at, police say shooter may have 'taken exception to strangers' in the water

A bullet hit just two metres away from one surfer, and police say the shooters were concealed in the bush.

Castle Rock in Coromandel near Whitianga.

American woman died after 120m rock climbing fall in Coromandel, police say

The 28-year-old is understood to have been climbing at Castle Rock near Whitianga.

Most read: Man arrested at WINZ office hours after leaving prison - 'The security guards came over and they were right in my face'

Jamie Mako, out after serving four years for aggravated robbery, blames rude and intimidating staff.

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The National Party leader says he thinks Justice Minister Andrew Little is simply looking for ways to reduce the prison muster.

Simon Bridges dismisses Government justice summit as a 'talk fest' - says it will lead to a 'softening' of laws

Mr Bridges said Justice Minister Andrew Little is simply interested in reducing the prison population, rather than addressing offending rates or rehabilitation.

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Rick Shera says people have the right not to incriminate themselves, as Australia looks at give police more surveillance power over social media.

Can police force you to unlock your social accounts? No, says privacy lawyer

Australia is currently considering giving their police more power force social media networks to hand over sensitive data - or face a huge fine.

In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh awaits his sentencing at Harris County Family Law Center in Houston. The former Baylor doctor received 10 years probation for raping a patient in 2013 at Ben Taub Hospital. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Doctor avoids jail for sexually assaulting 'weak, sore and medicated' hospital patient

The victim tried to get a nurse with the call button, but it was unplugged.

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