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  1. Businessman freed from prison, another exonerated in multi-million GFC fraud case

    A long-running saga of three New Zealand businessmen who were found guilty of multi-million-dollar crimes during the global financial crisis has taken another twist.The Court of Appeal has quashed...
  2. Police 'trespassed' in Northland holiday home meth lab bust

    Police officers who discovered a meth lab in a Northland holiday home "were trespassers from the moment they stepped on the property", a lawyer says.One of four people jailed for making meth in the...
  3. Split verdicts for Auckland police officer accused of assaulting woman with Taser

    A jury has returned split verdicts for an Auckland police officer by finding him not guilty of assaulting a young woman but guilty of illegally presenting a Taser towards her.Constable Sean Mathew...
  4. Christchurch teen who had copy of mosque shooting video 'incredibly disrespectful'

    A teenager who had a copy of the Christchurch mosque shooting video has been told by a judge today that his actions were "incredibly disrespectful" to the victims. The 16-year-old, who cannot be...
  5. Massey homicide: Man's suppression continues, fitness issues raised

    A man accused of murdering his ex-wife while subject to a protection order has seen his suppression order extended.The accused killer appeared briefly in the High Court at Auckland today before...
  6. Ōtāhuhu shooting: Duo deny murdering Samiuela Tupou at Auckland park

    Two men charged with murdering a 21-year-old at an Auckland park have pleaded not guilty.Samiuela Anania Tupou was shot and killed in the early hours of May 25 at Seaside Park in Ōtāhuhu.Police...
  7. Fight over 'secret evidence' after police access bank records without warrant

    Activist and blogger Martyn Bradbury is pushing back against police trying to use secret evidence to defend searching his bank records without a warrant.Police were found to have breached Bradbury's...
  8. Christchurch mosque shooting accused excused from tomorrow's court hearing

    The case of the Australian accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings returns to court tomorrow on the five-month anniversary of the massacre. But a judge has excused Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28,...
  9. 'Nonsense and lies', lawyer says of assault claims against Auckland cop

    A young woman has been accused of telling a jury lies and nonsense as she levels assault allegations against an Auckland police officer.Mary Jane Takerei claims Constable Sean Mathew Doak threatened...
  10. 'I'll f***ing Taser you': Woman tells court Auckland cop threatened her with shock we

    A young woman says she begged police to stop hurting her as she lay handcuffed on a carpark floor before a constable allegedly pressed a Taser between her eyes."What's his f**king name or I'll...
  11. Teen, 17, admits possession of Christchurch mosque attack video

    A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to possessing the video of the Christchurch mosque mass shootings, which saw 51 people shot dead.The teenager, who was granted continued name suppression in the...
  12. Doctors question Coroner on breastfeeding after baby's high blood alcohol death

    Doctors have raised concerns over a Coroner finding that linked the possibility of alcohol being passed on in breastfeeding to the death of a baby.Two-month-old Sapphire Williams died in January 2017...
  13. Jury gets courtroom Taser demonstration in Auckland cop's assault trial

    A jury has watched a live Taser demonstration during the trial of an Auckland police officer accused of assaulting a woman with the electric shock weapon.Sean Mathew Doak is on trial in the Auckland...
  14. Cop on trial: Auckland constable accused of assaulting woman with Taser

    A young Auckland police officer is on trial accused of assaulting a woman with a Taser at near point-blank range after a high-speed chase led to a confrontation at the SkyCity Casino.It was during...
  15. Charges dropped against drink-driving suspect, judges rules police had no right to en

    A judge has thrown out charges against an Arrowtown accountant because police did not have the authority to enter his property.Paul Frederick Johnson, 49, refused to co-operate with two officers...
  16. Andrew Little: 'Positive conversations' on enforcing court orders between countries

    Suppression orders handed out in New Zealand courts could soon be enforceable overseas, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.Discussions with counterparts from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada...
  17. 200kg mega bust: Police arrest two Brits, say one was trying to flee NZ

    Two British nationals in Auckland have been busted with more than 200kg of methamphetamine - worth about $144 million on the street market.Detective Inspector Paul Newman said a major drug operation...
  18. Inland Revenue claims Tongan King's lawyer owes $245k, High Court declares him bankru

    A well-known lawyer who served as senior counsel to the Kingdom of Tonga has been declared bankrupt after Inland Revenue claimed he owed nearly $250,000.Kahungunu William Barron-Afeaki provided...
  19. Coroner suppresses identity of NZ doctor who cared for mentally-ill Kiwi found dead i

    A senior New Zealand psychiatrist who was the responsible clinician for a Kiwi man found hanging upside down in a drum of water in a Samoan prison has been granted permanent secrecy.The doctor...
  20. Auckland tow truck driver charged with fraud, making false statement to police

    An Auckland tow truck driver has been arrested over allegations of fraud and making a bogus statement to police.The 30-year-old driver appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday morning on two...
  21. Prisoner at Rimutaka Prison charged with attempted murder

    A prisoner at Rimutaka Prison near Wellington has been charged with the attempted murder of another prisoner.Police said a 45-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged...
  22. Man who had sexual relations with underage girl sentenced in Whanganui District Court

    A man has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for having sexual intercourse with an underage girl.The man was granted interim name suppression by Judge Philip Crayton when he appeared...
  23. 'Beast of Blenheim' Stewart Murray Wilson to be released from prison

    Stewart Murray Wilson, infamously dubbed the Beast of Blenheim, will be released from prison despite his continued denial of all his sexual offending.The now 72-year-old was jailed again last year ...
  24. Further conviction for drunk driver who killed taxi driver in Auckland crash

    A drunk driver who is in prison after killing a taxi driver when he sped through central Auckland and ran several red lights has been convicted of a further driving offence.Farshad Bahadori Esfehani...
  25. Ten people arrested, luxury cars seized in massive drug bust

    Police have arrested 10 people and seized over $1 million in cash and assets following a major operation targeting the supply and distribution of methamphetamine.This morning, more than 150 staff...
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