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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.
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.
A New Zealand forensic scientist has been charged with the murder of another man, making it the third killing he has been charged with.
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.
Supporters have turned out to back a petition which aims to give more rights to victims of violent attacks by those declared insane.
A disqualified driver was behind the wheel of a stolen car when he crashed, killing a passenger and injuring another.
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.
As flames licked at the door of the crashed car, Jenny Sinclair knew she had only a short time to spare.
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 men aged under 30 and believed to have gang links have been arrested after shots were fired in Wairoa earlier this week.
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.
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.
A Masterton man who rammed his wife's car off the road during the middle of a nasty breakup has been given home detention.
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.
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.
A Marlborough oyster grower has been found guilty of unlawfully taking oysters, despite claiming he did so to recover an unpaid debt.