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  1. Queen St forex broker Russell Maher pleads guilty to 47 fraud charges

    A Queen St forex broker whose business collapsed leaving clients out of pocket for reportedly millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to nearly 50 fraud charges.Russell Maher, 52, this morning...
  2. Oranga Tamariki report: More than a hundred children harmed in state care in first th

    More than a hundred children in state care were harmed, some on more than one occasion, in the first three months of the year.Oranga Tamariki has released its third Safety of Children in Care report...
  3. Comancheros slaying: Life sentence for 'main guy' in execution

    The "main guy" in a South Auckland execution-style killing which may have been ordered by the Comanchero Motorcycle Club's top brass has been jailed for life.Viliami Taani was sentenced to life...
  4. Community rallies after Christchurch dairy stung with two burglaries in three days

    An exasperated Christchurch dairy owner has been struck by thieves twice in three days. The Templeton community has rallied around Kirk Rd dairy owner Anthony Jung and one company has donated a steel...
  5. Coatesville man claims guns stolen: Police allegedly find them in walk-in wardrobe

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged after allegedly making a false statement to police about his prohibited firearms being stolen.Last Thursday about 10pm, police received a report of a...
  6. Car crashes into South Auckland swimming pool

    Two people who crashed a car into an Auckland swimming pool found out the hard way that cars don't float.Counties Manukau police posted a photo of the incident on their Facebook page, describing it...
  7. School and director lose secrecy fight over unapproved enrolments, false marketing cl

    A director and his private training school can now be named after being fined $56,000 for the unapproved enrolment of international students and false marketing claims.But the director, Daniel Hunt,...
  8. Careless driving charges for husband after wife dies in Central Hawke's Bay crash

    The husband of a Central Hawke's Bay woman who died in a car crash at Easter has intimated through his lawyer that he will plead guilty to careless driving causing her death.James Wynter Hunter, 57,...
  9. Iwi leader suing Government over 'failure' to protect Māori from climate change

    An iwi leader is suing the Government over its "failure" to protect Māori from climate change and wants the courts to force dramatic action "immediately".Climate Change Iwi Leaders Group chair Mike...
  10. Chinese man who 'tweaked' boy's penis blames 'cultural mistake', escapes criminal con

    An elderly Chinese man who tweaked a young boy's penis in a swimming pool changing room has reportedly been discharged without conviction after the judge accepted he had made a "cultural...
  11. Napier standoff: Tip told cops gunman was using partner and baby as a 'shield'

    Hemi Taylor was supposed to deliver a large amount of methamphetamine from Napier to Gisborne for the Mongrel Mob.Instead he likely used it himself, setting in motion a train of events that led to a...
  12. Bankrupt Cameron Slater told to turn up and testify at defamation hearing or prove he

    • Full court judgment follows this story. The bankruptcy of former blogger Cameron Slater has not allowed him to slip free of a defamation case over claims he took money to write blog posts...
  13. Christchurch dog stabbing: Neil Harrison appears in court

    A Christchurch man has appeared in court this afternoon accused of stabbing a dog to death yesterday. Neil Harrison, 54, has been charged with wilfully ill-treating a dog by stabbing it "with a knife...
  14. Kate Hawkesby: Cannabis referendum - be careful about what and who you are voting for

    COMMENT: I see a secondary school headmaster is the latest to come out swinging against the cannabis referendum.Kieran Fouhy, from St Paul's College in Ponsonby, believes legalising cannabis when...
  15. Police to seize $5m in cash, bling and sports cars from Auckland meth dealer

    A drug-dealing Aucklander and his wife have been ordered to hand over more than $5m of assets - including luxury cars, $1.8m in cash, vintage French wines and a pile of Louis Vuitton and Chanel...
  16. Judge: Despite 'abhorrent' racial slurs, road rage attack on Chinese-NZ family not a

    A young man who carried out a prolonged road rage attack with a string of vicious racial slurs on a family has been jailed.But despite prosecutors arguing the incident was "racially motivated" the...
  17. No release for man who wrote about desire to rape babies until he has undergone speci

    A philosophy student who wrote online about his desire to rape babies will not be released from prison until he has undergone specialist treatment.Benjamin Todd Whitcombe, 23, appeared before the...
  18. Melbourne murder: New Zealander Alex Manuel remanded until November after being charg

    New Zealand man Alex Manuel has been remanded after appearing in a Melbourne court charged with murder.It's alleged the 27-year-old verbally argued with Ricky Thompson in the car park of a pub before...
  19. Lover of Ports of Auckland fraudster jailed for 'joint enterprise' to steal $368k of

    The lover of a former senior Ports of Auckland manager who stole more than $368,000 from the company with her partner in crime has been jailed.Litia Vuniduvu was sentenced today in the North Shore...
  20. Man charged over death of Central Hawke's Bay woman in Easter crash

    A man has been charged with careless driving causing death over a fatal crash which sent shock waves through a small Central Hawke's Bay community in April this year. Mrs Jane Frances Hunter lost...
  21. Appeal denied: Convictions stand for West Auckland man jailed for sex assault on drun

    The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by a man who sexually assaulted his drunk mate to overturn his convictions. However in an unusual twist, the three judges who heard the case were not all in...
  22. Parents fighting in court over whether to vaccinate daughter

    A mother and father are battling in the Family Court over whether to get their child vaccinated.The father of the girl - who was soon to start school - wanted her to get her shots, in line with...
  23. Teen accused of stabbing partner on Auckland's Anzac Ave named before trial

    An 18-year-old accused of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in central Auckland can now be named.Micah Shannon Santos is charged with attacking his partner Crystal Angel Tupou, who was also...
  24. 'It's getting harder to live without him': Widow of taxi driver killed by drunk drive

    The pain of her husband's death is still fresh 18 months after he was killed by a drunk driver but Nishat Abedi says God is giving her strength to get through.Abedi spoke to the Herald after the...
  25. Victims of serial fraudster Ray Andrews tell of losing their life savings in luxury c

    Two victims of a car-dealing con artist say they made "the biggest mistake of our lives" after losing their life savings in a luxury vehicle scam.Raymond Anthony Andrews, 69, was sentenced today by...
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