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  1. Covid 19 coronavirus: Supermarket cougher Raymond Coombs appears in court

    A Christchurch man who filmed himself coughing on supermarket shoppers has admitted offensive behaviour - and apologised for his "foolish act".It was not the first time Raymond Coombs, 38, had been...
  2. Covid 19 coronavirus: Supermarket cougher Raymond Coombs appears in court

    A Christchurch man who filmed himself coughing on supermarket shoppers has admitted offensive behaviour - and apologised for his "foolish act".Raymond Coombs, 38, has had his second video appearance...
  3. Covid 19 coronavirus: Supermarket cougher Raymond Coombs appears in court

    A Christchurch man who filmed himself deliberately coughing on supermarket shoppers has appeared in court.Raymond Gary Coombs, 38, faces two charges in the Christchurch District Court where he...
  4. Covid 19 coronavirus: Parole Board says public safety still paramount as hearings hel

    New Zealand's Parole Board will still apply the "normal legal test" when releasing people from prison, despite not assessing offenders in the flesh for the first time in its history due to the global...
  5. Covid 19 coronavirus: 'Huge human cost' to court delays, says Chief Justice Helen Win

    New Zealand's top judge says the mounting delays in the justice system due to the coronavirus crisis are already creating a "huge human cost".Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann said Covid-19 has...
  6. Covid 19 coronavirus: Man accused of spitting on police officers tests negative for v

    An Auckland man accused of spitting on three police officers and claiming he had Covid-19 has tested negative for the infectious virus.Superintendent Naila Hassan confirmed in a statement to the...
  7. Wellington's Justice Susan Thomas announced as new Chief High Court Judge

    New Zealand's next Chief High Court Judge has been announced after the incumbent decided to step down from the role and return to full-time judging.Justice Susan Thomas will assume the role when...
  8. Group accused of Auckland prison murder keep names hidden

    Four men accused of murdering a fellow inmate at New Zealand's only maximum security prison will keep their names hidden - for now.Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, all members of the group...
  9. Covid 19 coronavirus: Chief Judge says some court cases mistakenly adjourned during l

    Some alleged offenders held in custody have been denied a hearing before a judge as proceedings were mistakenly adjourned during the coronavirus lockdown.The error was revealed in a letter today by...
  10. Covid 19 coronavirus: Parole Board says public saftey still paramount as hearings hel

    New Zealand's Parole Board will still apply the "normal legal test" when releasing people from prison, despite not assessing offenders in the flesh for the first time in its history due to the global...
  11. Multimillionaire paedophile Martin Lawes released from prison after first Parole Boar

    A multimillionaire paedophile and former community board chairman who paid more than $100,000 over a decade to livestream child abuse has been released from prison.A decision published todayby the...
  12. Covid 19 coronavirus: 60,000 court events expected to be postponed in NZ's justice sy

    Sign up to our daily Covid-19 newsletter for essential advice and a full summary of the day's news and developments. Register or sign in here and select Top News Stories. At least 59,500 court...
  13. Covid 19 coronavirus: Courts tighten access to buildings as people breach level 4 loc

    Sign up to our daily Covid-19 newsletter for essential advice and a full summary of the day's news and developments. Register or sign in here and select Top News Stories. New Zealand's top judge...
  14. Covid 19 coronavirus: Courts tighten access to buildings as people breach level 4 loc

    New Zealand's top judge has tightened public access to the country's courthouses as people seemingly breach the nationwide lockdown.The courts and justice system will continue to operate during level...
  15. Christchurch mosque shootings: Life in prison looms for NZ's first convicted terroris

    COMMENT: By Kris Gledhill for The Conversation Less than a fortnight after the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and on the first day of New Zealand's four-week Covid-19...
  16. Covid 19 coronavirus: Call to lower prison population to combat spread of virus

    Justice reform advocates are calling for the prison population to be urgently lowered to help stop the spread of Covid-19. New Zealand prisons have separated certain groups of inmates, as well as...
  17. Christchurch mosque shootings: Shock in courtroom as gunman admits being March 15 kil

    COMMENT: It took the court registrar four minutes to read aloud the names of all 51 murder victims on the Crown charge list. "On the 15th day of March, 2019 at Christchurch, you did murder Khalil...
  18. Christchurch shootings: Will terrorist and mosque killer be deported to Australia?

    The man responsible for the Christchurch terror attacks will be liable for deportation but it is possible the Australian killer will never leave prison, let alone our shores.Brenton Tarrant pleaded...
  19. Christchurch mosque shootings: How Brenton Tarrant's shock admissions unfolded

    This morning, Brenton Tarrant entered shock guilty pleas to the murder of 51 people in Christchurch on March 15 last year. Senior journalist Kurt Bayer was in court and explains how the remarkable...
  20. Christchurch mosque shootings: Brenton Tarrant's shock guilty plea to murders

    Brenton Harrison Tarrant has today made a shock admission that he was the lone gunman who murdered 51 Muslims at two Christchurch mosques on March 15 last year.The 29-year-old Australian entered the...
  21. Lower Hutt murderer Nika Abraham, sentenced in 2003, refused parole

    The man who strangled Lower Hutt woman Kate Alkema to death in 2002 has been refused parole again. But he claims his attitude towards woman has "significantly changed" and he can now communicate with...
  22. Covid-19 coronavirus: Court to continue during lockdown if liberty, safety and wellbe

    New Zealand's Chief Justice says the country's courts must continue to uphold the rule of law during the nationwide lockdown with cases affecting a person's liberty or safety still to be heard.At...
  23. Trio accused of Auckland murders appear in court via video link, lawyers by telephone

    Three Auckland men each charged with murder have appeared in court via video link from custody. Their isolated lawyers dialled in by phone. The Government considers New Zealand's justice system an...
  24. Covid-19 coronavirus: Top Family Court judge urges shared custody parents to 'put asi

    Children in shared care arrangements can still travel between their homes during the coronavirus lockdown, while the Principal Family Court Judge urges parents to "put aside their conflict".Principal...
  25. Covid-19 coronavirus: Most deaths would not need to be reported to coroner

    New Zealand's Chief Coroner says she hopes the country doesn't record a single death from Covid-19 but should the worst happen the Coroners Court is prepared.Chief Coroner is Judge Deborah Marshall...
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