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Hate-crime killer Jason Morris Meads will be freed from jail tomorrow after being recalled for violating his parole. Meads and Stephen James Smith were found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Wellingtonian Jeff Whittington in 1999. After 11 years in
Hate crime killer Jason Morris Meads has escaped a return to prison after breaching a condition of his parole. Meads and Stephen Smith were found guilty of murdering Wellington teenager Jeff Whittington in 1999. The pair picked up Whittington on a
A trial has started for two Chinese men accused of kidnapping and sexually violating a teenager and threatening to put a video of it on the internet. The men, who were aged 18 and 19 at the time of the incident in 2008, are on trial in the High Court
One of two men charged with the murder of Chinese student Jiayi Li, known as Kiko and whose body was found in the boot of her car, has changed his plea to guilty. Yongxin Li, 18, initially pleaded not guilty to the murder and to aggravated robbery
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A Dunedin teenager who allegedly ran over two people with his car has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon...The teenager was arrested yesterday in relation to the February assault, Mr Ritchie said.
Southland firefighters have put out a fire which took control of two Milton houses overnight...It was not known whether people were in the houses at the time of the fire or what caused it, he said.
The charges, which the man denies, include 11 allegations of rape against five different women or girls, the Dominion Post reported today. On six occasions the alleged victims were aged between 12 and 16-years-old. The man's lawyer, Fergus Steedman,
The detective heading the hunt for the Asian man police believe brutally stabbed an Auckland taxi driver to death in January has returned empty-handed from the country where the fugitive is hiding. Detective Senior Sergeant Hywel Jones visited the
She was walking home from a night out when a confrontation with a group ended with her being bitten on an ear, police said. The detached part of the ear had been recovered and the woman was now in Rotorua Hospital.