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Dismay in court at home detention sentence for woman who killed partner
The troubled history between the pair emerged at sentencing.
Māngere manslaughter case: Auckland man denies killing the mother of his children
The accused and the woman who died had four children.
Gunmen who shot pair in legs in revenge attack remain at large
One man was held down and shot in both legs during a home invasion.
'Covered in blood': Relative of shooting victim describes attack
Police are investigating to establish the circumstances of the shooting.
Head Hunter funeral: 500km ride south expected to farewell 'OG', cops hold high-level meeting
The feared and revered Bird Hines is set to be laid to rest in Foxton.
Ex-soldier jailed for killing flatmate, burning home to destroy evidence
Greg Hart given 11-year sentence on charge of manslaughter.
'Incredibly distressing': Teen attacked with 'prison napalm' at youth justice facility
It is the latest in a string of incidents at the facility.
Largest gang funeral in New Zealand history expected as 'OG' Head Hunter dies
Better known as 'Bird', William Hines was feared and revered in the gang world.
Pair guilty of killing Auckland dad in balcony fall fright case
The Crown alleged the two men's actions forced Tahana to go over his balcony.
At home with the Head Hunters: Exclusive look inside the pad police want to seize
The Herald was given a rare look inside the pad at the heart of a long-running case.
Woman gets record prison term in '$18m' money laundering case
The Judge stayed the sentence by 10 days on humanitarian grounds.
Auckland father fled robbers by climbing over balcony before plunging to death - Crown
Hand prints suggested Joesph Tahana hung from a balcony ledge before falling.
‘I’m under attack’: Threats allegedly forced man to plunge to death from apartment
'He climbed over in fear of violence and it’s that act that caused his death.'
Auckland 'VIP' club reopens after winning legal battle against liquidation
The city nightclub has filed a rare recall application after it was placed into liqudation
Gangland shooting: The hunt for Head Hunter's killer after face-off in public park
Charles Pongi died after turning up at hospital. His killer or killers remain at large.
Tourism figure argues naming daughter as murder-accused would be 'last straw' for business
The argument did not find favour with a Judge.
Head Hunters assets trial: Lawyer criticises police case as judge retires to consider pad's fate
A judge will now weigh the evidence against Wayne Doyle.
Security firm changes locks of ‘VIP’ Auckland nightclub after it allegedly fails to pay bouncers
The club intends to challenge the liquidation.
Head Hunters asset trial: Police say ‘dirty money’ funded real estate as they close case
"It’s extraordinary ... that Mr Doyle has managed to fund five pieces of real estate."
On the run: Aggravated robber fled from Auckland rehab facility
The Herald can reveal more details of the man police are seeking.
Auckland homicide: Young mum fell from car after dispute with partner - witness
A man has been charged with assault after the woman was found on the road.
Alleged Queen St scooter shooting accomplice pleads not guilty, gunman still at large
Dariush Talagi, 24, is still on the run, wanted for murder.
School wins suppression battle over child sex abuse image deputy principal case
The school can now never be named in connection with the case.
Auckland school tries to suppress link to child sex abuse image case
The former deputy principal had child abuse and bestiality images.
Alleged gang boss asked to explain offshore legal fees payment linked to drug dealer
Doyle also told a court what it took to be a member.
Former Chiefs sponsor Summit Homes taking rugby club to court
Details of the court action are murky.
Posie Parker assault case: Tomato juice protester Eli Rubashkyn fails to have charges dropped
The activist asked the Judge to dismiss her charges. But now she is heading to trial.
'All the way from 275 Māngere': Alleged gang boss wins legal bid to travel to France for RWC
Corrections tried to stop Ray Elise going to Europe but his lawyer won a court battle.
He is no 'Teflon Don': Alleged gang boss takes the stand in his own defence
The cops say he's the chief, but Doyle's lawyer says he's no untouchable leader.
Auckland lawyer held in custody for outburst at judge escapes conviction
Judge finds lawyer was a victim of 'acute burnout' as concerns for legal profession mount.
Greens called voters during campaign blackout, potentially breaching law
The Greens stopped the automated calls after speaking to electoral authorities.
'He is the Head Hunters': Detectives offer rare insight into gang's alleged chief
"He’s the chief. The boss. WD."
Former political candidate charged with assaulting officer
The charge stems from an alleged incident in Auckland on July 15.
Head Hunters asset seizure case: Trial begins in police bid to strip Wayne Doyle of wealth
The Police Commissioner wants to seize more than $12m from alleged president Wayne Doyle.
How a deadly love triangle saw two childhood friends guilty of killing a personal trainer
A cocktail of jealously and resentment sparks a killing in suburban Auckland.
Childhood friends guilty of killing Auckland personal trainer
Verdicts reached in the trial of former mates who accused each other of the killing.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck pleads guilty to drink-driving
'He is taking it on the chin,' the former All Black's lawyer said in court.
Auckland fund manager accused of attacking neighbour to keep name secret to trial
His lawyer argued the media was only interested because he was "white and rich".
‘Unacceptable’ bungle: Violent offender on intensive supervision flees NZ
Man fled NZ despite stringent conditions of his sentence - and it's not an isolated case.
Murder accused read ‘How To Spot A Liar’ book after police launched investigation
Jury hears about the book on lying, written by a military interrogator.
Man shot by police charged with carjacking, pointing air gun at public
The man faces seven charges connected to the rush-hour shooting.
‘What have you done?’: Auckland personal trainer stomped to death by romantic rival, accused says
A jury watched former friends accuse the other of murder in the explosive trial.
'We were shocked': Three staff held at gunpoint during bowling alley heist
The armed man burst into the business just before 6pm.
Armed robber strikes North Shore bowling alley in ‘broad bloody daylight’
The armed man held up the bowling alley shortly before 6pm Tuesday.
Accused killed boxing tutor then tried to frame childhood friend - lawyer
The day of explosive cross-examination in the trial featured an alleged love triangle.
Murder accused blames childhood friend for killing
Gregory Hart watched from the dock as his childhood friend accused him of murder.
Murder defendant's lawyers says their client's ex-bestie - not him - stomped, stabbed victim
Two friends from childhood, co-accused of murder, blame each other.
'I apologise': Israel Adesanya in court on drink driving charge
The UFC superstar arrived at court supported by an entourage.
Alleged fake Auckland dentist faces dozens of charges
The man faces rare charges under the Radiation Act.
Revealed: What Auckland detectives found in accused murderer's 'hidden agenda' notebook
Who killed personal trainer Wiremu Arapo?
Man accused of fatally stabbing man in Mt Albert pleads not guilty
The man is accused of killing student and volunteer firefighter Tom Coombes last year.
Murder accused allegedly returned to crime scene, spoke to victim's family, jury hears
Two childhood friends are on trial, each saying the other killed Wiremu Arapo.
Auckland money launderers walk free from court after $123m in cash deposits
False identities and network of 'money mules' used to deposit millions into bank accounts.
Auckland accused murderers gave conflicting accounts after alleged killing of Wiremu Arapo, jury hears
A witness has described sickening noises of a fight before the fire erupted.