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  1. Entertainment industry sex trial: Crown vs defence, jury hears closing addresses

    A jury in the trial of a high-profile entertainment industry veteran charged with sexually assaulting three women who worked for him have heard closing addresses from the Crown and defence.The man is...
  2. Auckland man accused of breaching suppression in Grace Millane murder case gets suppr

    A well-known Auckland businessman charged with breaching a court suppression order for the man who murdered Grace Millane has been granted suppression himself.The 63-year-old man was due to appear...
  3. Exclusive: Dead woman's family plead with domestic violence victims to seek help

    The man who died at a Papatoetoe house after apparently killing his wife and critically injuring their toddler was facing prison time for earlier family violence offending.And his wife's bereft...
  4. Entertainment industry sex trial: Weinstein connection to accused revealed to jury

    An entertainment industry veteran charged with sexually assaulting three women at post-project wrap parties was working on a Harvey Weinstein production when one of the alleged incidents happened....
  5. Film-maker's legal 'funds running low' ahead of defamation trial with Sir Bob Jones o

    More money is being raised for a Kiwi film-maker's legal fund as she prepares for a courtroom showdown with Sir Bob Jones after calling for his knighthood to be revoked for "hate speech".The...
  6. TV veteran's sex assault trial: Complainant threatened to 'take down' accused, compan

    A woman who claims her entertainment industry boss sexually assaulted her had threatened to "destroy" him and his company "a lot" and seemed to hate me, a witness says.The woman is one of three...
  7. Entertainment industry sex trial: Defence to point out 'flaws' in Crown case

    An entertainment industry veteran charged with sexually assaulting three former female employees will not give evidence at his trial.But he is calling a number of witnesses to support his version of...
  8. 'It's quite upsetting' - Entertainment industry veteran on sex charges speaks

    A jury in the trial of an entertainment industry veteran charged with sex offending against three female employees has heard from the man himself.This afternoon the jury was played a video of the man...
  9. 'I kept saying no, pushing his hand away' - Third woman outlines allegation against e

    A third complainant who alleged an entertainment industry veteran sexually assaulted her after a project wrap party has taken the stand at his trial. She claims he groped her a number of times at a...
  10. Entertainment sex trial: Second complainant takes the stand against industry boss

    A woman who claims she was indecently assaulted by her boss at an entertainment industry wrap party didn't quit her job because she wanted to stay close to him as a "minder" to make sure he didn't do...
  11. TV veteran's sex assault trial: Complaint fabricated to 'take down' former boss - def

    A woman who claims her entertainment industry boss sexually assaulted her at a wrap party has been accused of fabricating her complaint in a bid to get back at her former employer after she lost her...
  12. 'Bro, she's saying I raped her' - Entertainment boss told mate about alleged sex assa

    The night after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female employee, an entertainment industry veteran reportedly told a friend she had accused him of rape. That friend has today given evidence in...
  13. Former police inspector charged with assault and strangulation after New Year's Day i

    A former top cop who worked at National Headquarters has been charged with assault and strangulation after an incident in Auckland on New Year's Day.Lui Alofa, who rose to the rank of inspector...
  14. 'I trusted that man' - Woman testifies about alleged sex assault by entertainment ind

    A woman who was allegedly subjected to a sexual assault by her boss - an entertainment industry veteran - says she was asleep on a couch after a project wrap party when he undid her pants and started...
  15. Entertainment industry veteran on trial, accused of sex assaults on three women

    A well-known figure in the New Zealand entertainment industry is on trial this week defending charges of sexually assaulting three of his female employees at end-of-project parties.It has been...
  16. Disgraced Kiwi priest dies suddenly in Sydney, Australia

    A disgraced former Catholic priest from Hamilton has died suddenly in Australia. An obituary notice published in the New Zealand Herald said James Joseph Cunneen "suffered a heart attack and passed...
  17. Axe-murderer and sexual assailant Anthony Hitchcock investigates prison release in th

    A man who sexually assaulted a child in Oamaru after murdering her sleeping mother with an axe is investigating prison release options in the United Kingdom. Parole has been refused for 63-year-old...
  18. 'A lovely guy who will be deeply missed': Auckland judge Robert Ronayne mourned

    An Auckland judge who died this week is being remembered by friends and colleagues as "a lovely guy who will be deeply missed".Judge Robert Ronayne, 64, was found dead at his Remuera home Tuesday...
  19. Four children each awarded $1.25m of dead dad's lotto winnings by High Court

    Four children have been awarded $1.25 million each after going to court to claim some of their estranged dad's Lotto win.In 2009, David Wayde Carson won $16.7m with a winning ticket and told only one...
  20. Auckland cop charged with careless driving after two injured in Great South Rd crash

    A police officer has been charged with careless driving after allegedly running a red light and crashing into another car, injuring two people last year.The 21-year-old was due to appear in the...
  21. Karaoke businessman and 'wife' ordered to give up $2.15m in assets, including east Au

    A jailed Auckland businessman and his "wife" have been ordered to hand over millions of dollars in assets to police, including a BMW and the profit from a Remuera house sale.In 2013, a New Zealand...
  22. Waihi Beach murder accused appears in court

    A 21-year-old man has made a brief appearance in court after the alleged murder of a man at a Waihi Beach property.The man, who was granted interim name suppression, wore a blue boiler suit as he...
  23. Prison break: Two violent youth offenders on the run

    Six teen offenders broke out of a Rotorua youth facility on Saturday evening - hours later they crashed over Russel Du Fall's back fence.Four of the offenders were caught by police that night but two...
  24. Harvey Weinstein's reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

    More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could...
  25. Three Waikato prisoners recover from campylobacter, health and safety review under wa

    A health and safety review is under way after three Waikato prisoners were infected with campylobacter.A total of 62 prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility told staff they felt unwell amid a ...
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