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  1. Police raid Thames property, firearms and drugs seized, dogs in poor condition euthan

    The armed offenders squad has raided a property in Thames this morning with the support of the Eagle helicopter. Police recovered drugs and five firearms from the Kauaeranga Valley Rd address,...
  2. Covid 19 coronavirus: Jury trials suspension pushed out to July 31 amid alert-level u

    Jury trials are now suspended until the end of July amid uncertainty of when the Covid-19 alert level will change.Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann announced the extension to the planned two-month...
  3. Covid 19 coronavirus: Judge's warning to lockdown flouter in Dunedin

    Dunedin's first person to be charged with breaching the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions has been granted bail.Ricki Santana Calvert appeared before the Dunedin District Court yesterday charged with...
  4. Labour Party summer camp case: High Court dismisses suppression bid as young man figh

    The young man who admitted assaulting two others at a drunken Labour Party summer camp has seen his argument for permanent suppression dismissed.However, the secrecy of the 22-year-old's name will...
  5. Three arrests in Queenstown drug operation as police seize cash, Audi and methampheta

    Three people have been arrested after a four-month-long investigation into the flow of methamphetamine into Queenstown and the surrounding area.This morning the police executed search warrants in...
  6. Covid 19 coronavirus: Police record nearly 300 lockdown breaches, Health Minister Dav

    Nearly 300 people have been caught breaking the rules since lockdown began - most of whom have been sent home with a warning.However, police told the Herald they have taken action against 16 people...
  7. John Stringer v Colin Craig: Former Conservative Party leader wins defamation bout wi

    Fallout from the Conservative Party's "implosion" five years ago has continued with yet another High Court ruling on a defamation case involving former leader Colin Craig.However, this time, the...
  8. Teen who murdered caregiver at 13: Parole denied, relationship with older mum-of-two

    One of New Zealand's youngest murderers - who gunned down his caregiver when he was just 13 - has been refused parole and described as being "over confident" about his ability to manage life on the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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