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  1. West Auckland man accused of killing mother: Martin Marinovich 'couldn't cope' days b

    The man accused of murdering his mother in their West Auckland home had been looking after her since he was a boy but couldn't cope any more, a court has heard.Martin Joseph Matthew Marinovich told...
  2. Labour Party summer camp scandal case: Young man fights to keep name suppressed

    A young man who pleaded guilty to assaulting two others at a drunken Labour Party summer camp argues his identity should be kept forever hidden.The High Court judge considering the appeal has also...
  3. National Party donations accused change course and ask judge to lift suppression

    Three of four men facing Serious Fraud Office charges over two $100,000 donations to the National Party have applied for a judge to lift their name suppression.The change of heart comes after the men...
  4. West Auckland man accused of killing mother: Martin Marinovich 'couldn't cope' days b

    The man accused of murdering his mother in West Auckland had been looking after her since he was a boy but couldn't cope any more days before her death, a court has heard. Martin Joseph Matthew...
  5. National wants witnesses who stonewall police in child abuse cases to face jail time

    People who witness child abuse but refuse to speak to police should face three years in jail, National leader Simon Bridges says.But Justice Minister Andrew Little considers this a step too far for...
  6. Mother of Sam Fischer gives evidence in mental health unit suspected suicide inquest

    The mother of a man believed to have killed himself in a secure mental health unit has given a harrowing account of her son's numerous suicide attempts, starting in his teenage years.She also claimed...
  7. Labour Party summer camp scandal case: Young man fights to keep name suppressed

    A young man who pleaded guilty to assaulting two others at a drunken Labour Party summer camp argues his identity should be kept forever hidden.The High Court judge considering the case has also...
  8. West Auckland matricide accused Martin Marinovich 'couldn't cope' days before mum's b

    The man accused of murdering his own mother in West Auckland had been looking after her since he was a boy but couldn't cope any more days before her death, a court has heard. Martin Joseph Matthew...
  9. Domestic violence murder trial: Psychologist says accused has 'symptoms consistent wi

    A jury at the trial of an Auckland woman charged with murdering her partner has heard from a psychologist who said there were clear examples of coercive control, intimidation, violence and emotional...
  10. National Party donations case: SFO alleges 'trick or stratagem' over two $100k contri

    Charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office against four people allege the use of a "fraudulent device, trick, or stratagem" to split up two $100,000 donations to the National Party.Four men, whose...
  11. Overseas Investment Office orders rich foreign investors to sell three South Island p

    A group of wealthy foreign investors have been forced to sell a large parcel of sensitive South Island land after breaching the Overseas Investment Act (OIA). The owners of three properties in Twizel...
  12. Workplace death: 'I lost my best friend, the love of my life'

    Yvonne Atkins feels like there is a part of her missing.Life has not been the same since the 30-year-old's partner Leslie David Remuera Laing, died in a tragic workplace accident three years ago....
  13. The 111 call: 'I snapped' - Auckland man accused of murder of mother

    A man who the Crown alleges "just snapped" and hit his mother at least 12 times with a hammer admitted attacking her in a 111 call. Martin Joseph Matthew Marinovich is charged with murdering Noeleen...
  14. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft says right to silence should be abolished

    Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft has called for the right to silence to be abolished, saying that "the fact you might incriminate yourself isn't a reason for not talking".Becroft's comments...
  15. The 111 call: 'I snapped' - Auckland man accused of murder of mother

    A man, who the Crown alleges "just snapped" and hit his mother at least 12 times with a hammer, admitted attacking her in a 111 call. Martin Joseph Matthew Marinovich is charged with murdering...
  16. Domestic violence expert urges murder trial jury to view 'panoramic perspective', not

    A leading national expert in domestic violence has given evidence at the trial of a woman charged with murdering her partner following years of abuse. The Crown alleges Karen Anne Ruddelle murdered...
  17. New Zealand's first slavery trial to enter second week in the High Court in Napier

    New Zealand's first court trial involving slavery and human trafficking charges has ended its first week in the High Court in Napier and will resume today.The trial before Justice Helen Cull and a...
  18. 'My intention was just to stop him' - Murder accused relives fatally stabbing her par

    A woman who allegeldy murdered her partner has spoken for the first time about what drove her to fatally stab him.This afternoon Karen Ruddelle told a jury what led to the brutal incident and what...
  19. Bodies-under-the-bridge murders: Double killer Kamal Reddy loses appeal

    A man who killed his ex-partner and her 3-year-old daughter and buried their bodies under an Auckland bridge has lost an appeal against his convictions.For nearly eight years Pakeeza Yusuf and her...
  20. Domestic violence murder trial: 'I thought I was going to die' - accused outlines lif

    Karen Ruddelle says she stabbed her partner twice in the chest and killed him because she feared for her life - the result of years of domestic violence. Today she has told a jury at her murder...
  21. Sir Robert Jones abandons defamation case against Renae Maihi mid-trial

    By RNZ Sir Bob Jones has withdrawn his defamation case against Renae Maihi, who set up a petition after he wrote an article which suggested Māori should be grateful to Pākehā for existing.Maihi...
  22. She tried to drown her disabled son: Auckland mother sentenced to home detention

    An Auckland woman has been sentenced to home detention after attempting to murder her disabled adult son by drowning him in Manukau Harbour.Tracey June Johnson was found guilty by a jury at a trial...
  23. Sir Robert Jones abandons defamation case against Renae Maihi mid-trial

    By RNZ Sir Bob Jones has withdrawn his defamation case against Renae Maihi, who set up a petition after he wrote an article which suggested Māori should be grateful to Pākehā for existing.Maihi...
  24. 'We were living our happily ever after': Tane Roderick's wife pays tribute to her sou

    Tane Roderick was living his happily ever after with his soulmate when he tragically died in a crash involving a tourist driver north of Dunedin. Every morning he'd kiss his wife Sandy Bustos and...
  25. Domestic-violence murder: Accused describes lifetime of violent abuse, battered women

    A jury has been told that a woman who fatally stabbed her partner after years of domestic abuse was suffering from battered women's syndrome.And for the first time she has spoken - starting with...
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