Whaakari/ White Island tour guide's brother did not want charges laid.
Police are not saying how a woman in Kawerau is believed to have been critically injured.
The woman, believed to be in her 20s, is in a critical condition.
A man in his 70s died at Waihi Beach despite efforts to resuscitate him.
A Paengaroa orchardist has been convicted and ordered to pay his neighbour reparation.
A police officer says the accused was the first to mention his slain daughter.
Murder accused Aaron Izett showed 'unreal' strength during his arrest, a witness says.
Aaron George Izett, 38, is on trial defending a charge of murdering his 2yo daughter.
The great grandparents of a child killed in Maketū say they had concerns for her welfare.
Jury must decide if defendant was insane at the time.
Kawerau man sentenced to home detention after manslaughter of his father-in-law.
Man convicted of the boy's manslaughter jailed for seven years, nine months.
A man has been jailed for more than two years for stealing a caravan and fleeing police.
A pedestrian is in a critical condition after a collision with a car in Te Puke.