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    Air Force sex predator continues harassment campaign from behind bars

    Air Force sex predator continues harassment campaign from behind bars


    She was locked in a cage and sexually assaulted. Now the Defence Force and the officer who attacked her are demanding $200,000 legal costs....

    She was locked in a cage and sexually assaulted. Now the Defence Force and the officer who attacked her are demanding $200,000 legal costs.
    Axe murderer John Ericson plans Privy Council appeal as victim's family say he's a 'pathological liar'

    Axe murderer John Ericson plans Privy Council appeal as victim's family say he's a 'pathological liar'


    John Ericson killed his wife by striking her head with a tomahawk as she slept. During his nearly two decades behind bars he made a daring escape, went on a hunger strike and mounted numerous challenges against his murder conviction and treatment by...

    John Ericson killed his wife by striking her head with a tomahawk as she slept. During his nearly two decades behind bars he made a daring escape, went on a hunger strike and mounted numerous challenges against his murder conviction and treatment by authorities. Now, weeks after being released on parole, he's planning a last ditch effort to clear his name. The victim's family just want him to go away. Blair Ensor reports.
    Kiwi Sean Davison charged with third killing in South Africa

    Kiwi Sean Davison charged with third killing in South Africa


    A New Zealand forensic scientist has been charged with the murder of another man, making it the third killing he has been charged...

    A New Zealand forensic scientist has been charged with the murder of another man, making it the third killing he has been charged with.
    Recently released offender's motel sex assault

    Recently released offender's motel sex assault


    A recently released prisoner sexually assaulted a woman at a motel where he'd been put up by Corrections and the Ministry of Social...

    A recently released prisoner sexually assaulted a woman at a motel where he'd been put up by Corrections and the Ministry of Social Development.
    Disqualified driver crashed stolen car, killing passenger

    Disqualified driver crashed stolen car, killing passenger


    A disqualified driver was behind the wheel of a stolen car when he crashed, killing a passenger and injuring...

    A disqualified driver was behind the wheel of a stolen car when he crashed, killing a passenger and injuring another.
    Teenage partygoers turn on police in Auckland, nine arrested

    Teenage partygoers turn on police in Auckland, nine arrested


    A large group of underage partygoers turned on police after officers found up to 200 intoxicated people at what was supposed to be a non-alcohol...

    A large group of underage partygoers turned on police after officers found up to 200 intoxicated people at what was supposed to be a non-alcohol event.
    Survivors of violent crimes by those declared insane push for more rights

    Survivors of violent crimes by those declared insane push for more rights


    Survivors of violent crimes by those declared insane should be afforded the same rights as other victims, a nurse petitioning to change the law surrounding victims' rights,...

    Survivors of violent crimes by those declared insane should be afforded the same rights as other victims, a nurse petitioning to change the law surrounding victims' rights, says.
    Four gang-related members arrested after shots fired in Wairoa

    Four gang-related members arrested after shots fired in Wairoa


    Four men aged under 30 and believed to have gang links have been arrested after shots were fired in Wairoa earlier this...

    Four men aged under 30 and believed to have gang links have been arrested after shots were fired in Wairoa earlier this week.
    Men arrested after stabbing in Tahunanui

    Men arrested after stabbing in Tahunanui


    Two men have been arrested after a stabbing outside the Nelson Fun Park at Tahunanui...

    Two men have been arrested after a stabbing outside the Nelson Fun Park at Tahunanui Beach.
    Prosecution closes case in Faine Kahia rape trial in Rotorua

    Prosecution closes case in Faine Kahia rape trial in Rotorua


    While an alleged rapist delivered a motivational speech at a police youth function, his alleged victim was crying with another police officer outside, a court has...

    While an alleged rapist delivered a motivational speech at a police youth function, his alleged victim was crying with another police officer outside, a court has heard.
    Boys in his care were threatened and manipulated for sex.

    Boys in his care were threatened and manipulated for sex.


    Despite almost constant sexual grooming by the man who was supposed to be looking after him, a foster child taken in by a Wairarapa man felt he had nowhere else to...

    Despite almost constant sexual grooming by the man who was supposed to be looking after him, a foster child taken in by a Wairarapa man felt he had nowhere else to go.
    He ran his wife´s car off the road during a bad breakup

    He ran his wife´s car off the road during a bad breakup


    A Masterton man who rammed his wife's car off the road during the middle of a nasty breakup has been given home...

    A Masterton man who rammed his wife's car off the road during the middle of a nasty breakup has been given home detention.
    Woman hits jackpot as baby swelters in car in Hamilton carpark

    Woman hits jackpot as baby swelters in car in Hamilton carpark


    A two-month-old baby had to be rescued from a hot car after being left abandoned in a Hamilton carpark as its caregiver played the...

    A two-month-old baby had to be rescued from a hot car after being left abandoned in a Hamilton carpark as its caregiver played the pokies.
    Lawyer says new court break times erode strike action

    Lawyer says new court break times erode strike action


    A high-profile defence lawyer says the Chief District Court judge's decision to arrange court breaks to coincide with staff strike action makes the courts and counsel complicit with the...

    A high-profile defence lawyer says the Chief District Court judge's decision to arrange court breaks to coincide with staff strike action makes the courts and counsel complicit with the Ministry.
    Marlborough grower found guilty of theft of 36,000 oysters

    Marlborough grower found guilty of theft of 36,000 oysters


    A Marlborough oyster grower has been found guilty of unlawfully taking oysters, despite claiming he did so to recover an unpaid...

    A Marlborough oyster grower has been found guilty of unlawfully taking oysters, despite claiming he did so to recover an unpaid debt.
    National questions why two immigration cases treated differently

    National questions why two immigration cases treated differently


    National's immigration spokesman says there are inconsistencies between the way two cases involving convicted drug smugglers were...

    National's immigration spokesman says there are inconsistencies between the way two cases involving convicted drug smugglers were treated.