Crime And Justice

Gang altercation and reports of gunfire near Rotorua playground leads to AOS arrest of man

The incident occurred yesterday morning at the Kuirau Park markets near Rotorua's CBD.

12-year-old boy steals car in Northland, travels 115km before stopped by police road spikes

The boy drove from Whangarei to Puhoi before being stopped by police at 2am on Thursday.

The boy was holding his father's hand as they left a Melbourne specialist centre yesterday.

Police piece together Melbourne clinic crash that killed 4-year-old boy

A man lost control of his 4WD and struck a boy who was holding his dad's hand as they left the medical centre.

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Chinese court goes easy on corruption suspect who fled to New Zealand

The Chinese tax official was one of the most wanted corruption suspects in the world after fleeing to NZ in 2009.

The spray of gunfire caused total chaos at a popular tourist hotspot.

Gunman responsible for fatal attack on police officers in Paris had note defending ISIS

The attacker had a criminal record that includes threatening police.

Man found dead on road in Ruatoria was hit by two cars

One car has already been forensically examined, and police say the second will likely have damaged on the front.

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Police dog sniffs out Christchurch service station burglars

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested and police continue to hunt two others.

The incident played out outside ASB bank in Mt Roskill yesterday.

Amount of money two gun-wielding robbers snatched from security van in Auckland remains unknown

The pair are still on the run but police say they're following strong leads.

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Police searching for youths who robbed Christchurch dairy

Police were called to the Riccarton address around 9pm last night.

A man has been taken into custody after two women suffered gunshot wounds in the town of Rolleston.

Man charged after two women shot during incident in Canterbury

One woman is in a serious condition and another in a moderate condition following the shooting in Rolleston.

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  This undated handout photo shows picture of British travellers Peter Falconio and his girlfriend Joanne Lees. The couple were allegedly abducted near Barrow Creek in Australia's Northern Territory in July 2001. The trial of 47-year-old Bradley John Murdoch, who is accused of killing Mr Falconio in 2001, began in the Northern Territory Supreme Court yesterday. He is also charged with the assault and deprivation of liberty of Joanne Lees. The body of Peter Falconio has never been found.  (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

Aussie outback cold case: New clues on location of Peter Falconio's body

An ex-pat living in London claims to know where the British tourist's body is buried.

Man fires shot before robbing Ashburton hotel

A man remains at large after taking money from an Ashburton hotel late last night.

Kiwis say disturbing synthetic cannabis video a good reason to decriminalise the real thing

Video footage emerged on Tuesday showing two men slumped on a public park bench and another lying rigid on his back while foaming at the mouth.

Five guards, including one female officer, were hurt in two separate attacks yesterday.

Prison guards want 'conversation' with Corrections over having Tasers in jail after more brutal attacks

Five guards, including one female officer, were hurt in two separate attacks yesterday.

A Fresno police detective stands over the body of one of the three shooting victims Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Fresno, Calif. A man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings and later telling police that he hates white people, authorities said. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was arrested shortly after the rampage, whose victims were all white, police said. He also was wanted in connection with another killing days earlier, in which a security guard was gunned down at a Fresno motel after responding to a disturbance.(John Walker/Fresno Bee via AP)

Three dead in California shooting

A 39-year-old man apparently said "Allahu Akbar" before the shooting.

Man seriously injured in Auckland shooting

Police say they found a man with gunshot wounds to his leg at a Mt Roskill property.

Man charged with performing indecent acts in public in West Auckland suburb

The man was arrested on Thursday and faces four charges over incidents in the area.

Kiwi appears in Irish court over drugs seizure

Police discovered a cannabis-growing house containing 300 plants - estimated to be worth $377,000.

Labour's Kelvin Davis on Sunday called for cross-party action to reduce numbers in our jails.

Prime Minister 'open to ideas', including working with Labour, to slash New Zealand's prison population

Kelvin Davis has proposed a cross-political party approach to try and reduce the number of people incarcerated.

Manhunt expanded in US for suspect in Facebook video killing

A 74-year-old man was shot dead while he walked down the street.

Critics say the prisons should be looking into how to make fewer criminals – not trying to accommodate more.

Soaring prison population leads to space-saving measures behind bars

Critics say the prisons should be looking into how to make fewer criminals – not trying to accommodate more.

Video: US police urge man who uploaded homicide video to surrender

The Ohio man claims he killed an elderly passerby this morning due to being angry at a woman.

New Zealand man arrested in Ireland over $356,000 cannabis growing operation

The man was arrested along with three other foreign nationals.

Police were called to Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga Heights, after an incident today that left a woman dead.

Man charged with murder following fatal shooting of Auckland woman

Chozyn Koroheke died after the incident in Pakuranga on April 4.

Dozens more were injured when the bomb exploded at an evacuation centre.

Eighty children among the dead in Syrian evacuation point explosion as death toll rises to 126

"There comes a new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one."

Police and security analysts say deportees to four Pacific countries are fuelling an increase in drug and weapon smuggling.

Pacific nations being used as staging areas for drugs coming to New Zealand

Police and security analysts say deportees to four Pacific countries are fuelling an increase in drug and weapon smuggling.

Mr Davis says if we think prisoners are “going to come out better people … we’re mistaken”.

Labour's Kelvin Davis calls for cross-party, targeted action to reduce prison population

"We need to sit down and say, 'What are we doing, regardless of who's in government, to reduce the prison population?'"

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