Crime

Tauranga serial thief sent to prison

A thief with a penchant for e-bikes, clothing and Calvin Klein underwear has been sent to prison with a message from the judge that this kind of offending... Read More

Three jailed for cocaine importation roles

Two Colombians and a New Zealander have been jailed for their part in importing millions of dollars of cocaine from Colombia. Justice Cameron Mander sentenced... Read More

Life imprisonment for mother who murdered daughter

Southern Thompson subjected her toddler Comfort to prolonged neglect and abuse, leaving the little girl malnourished, confined to her cot and covered with... Read More

Fatal crash: Anger as woman sentenced in Taupō

A Taupō woman who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed head-on into a car, killing a beloved mother and grandmother, was experiencing multiple symptoms,... Read More

Second sentencing in Brazilian migrant sex scheme

Maristela De Souza, a Brazilian woman, has been sentenced to 10 months home detention after being charged, along with co-defendant Michael James Sloan, with... Read More

Waikato police arrests over Matariki weekend

Four teenagers are facing charges since being arrested in Waikato after allegedly fleeing police after a burglary and the attempted carjacking of a young family. The... Read More

Information sought in "violent" robbery case

Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for information following what they say was a violent robbery of an individual in Tokoroa over Matariki weekend. At around... Read More

Disgraced cricketer jailed for P use

Repeat sexual offender Jason Trembath has pleaded guilty to breaching his prison release conditions, again. The disgraced former senior cricket representative... Read More

Extortion attempts prompt police warning

Attempts to exort high school students via online communications is prompting police to issue a warning to parents and guardians of young people. Police are... Read More

Man jailed for killing an unarmed man

A traumatised man shot and killed an unarmed stranger who turned up at his property, wrongly assuming the man had come to 'finish him off”. The... Read More

Operation Vendico targets "antisocial road users"

Police are cracking down on "antisocial road users" in the Bay of Plenty, along with three other regions around New Zealand. As part of a massive Matariki... Read More

Bayfair jewellery smash-and-grab robber sentenced

A judge reluctantly sending a young offender to prison following a smash and grab of a jewellery store, has told him, 'we're not giving up on you”. Cypris... Read More