A great-granddad tried to pull a swifty at the supermarket to get $16 because he says his benefit does not leave him enough to live on.
“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”
A bungling prowler has admitted a night time raid where everything went wrong.
Christchurch jurors have been told they must set aside any earthquake prejudices and ill-feelings as they consider the case of a woman charged with making false insurance claims.
The Minister of Justice will be asked to decide whether former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath should be sent to Australia to face child sex abuse charges.
A former police traffic diversions officer who failed to deal properly with cash donations he legitimately received has avoided punishment, but not publication of his name.
Charges of discarding quota fish at sea and then misreporting the catch have been found proven against the captain of the Korean fishing vessel Oyang 77 that did 11 trips in the New Zealand region.
While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.
A 35-year-old woman has admitted making dishonest earthquake damage claims totalling $48,620.
A man who indecently assaulted eight women walking or exercising on the Port Hills has been allowed final suppression that will keep his identity secret. (Full report)