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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. '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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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    By RNZ Sir Bob Jones has withdrawn his defamation case against Renae Maihi, who set up a petition after he wrote an article which suggested Māori should be grateful to Pākehā for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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. '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...
  13. 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...
  14. Woman charged with murder called cops on abusive partner 16 times in lead up to death

    A woman accused of murdering her partner called police 16 times in the years before his death - each time feeling scared, threatened or fearing for her safety.And the court has heard from the only...
  15. Woman charged with murder called cops on abusive partner 16 times in lead up to death

    A woman accused of murdering her partner called police 16 times in the years before his death - each time feeling scared, threatened or fearing for her safety. And the court has heard from the only...
  16. Massey homicide: Auckland man accused of murdering ex-wife named

    An Auckland man accused of murdering his ex-wife while subject to a protection order can now be named.Accused killer Manchao Li appeared briefly in the High Court at Auckland this morning before...
  17. Massey homicide: Auckland man accused of murdering ex wife named

    An Auckland man accused of murdering his ex-wife while subject to a protection order can now be named.Accused killer Manchao Li appeared briefly in the High Court at Auckland today before Justice...
  18. Supreme Court says no to Kiwi Party's 'leapfrog' appeal over legality of Government's

    The Supreme Court has dismissed efforts for a "leapfrog appeal" over a challenge to the ban of most military-style semi-automatic weapons after the Christchurch mosque attacks.The Kiwi Party, formed...
  19. 'Please baby please come back: Jury hear 111 call, resuscitation attempt in domestic

    The son of a woman who stabbed her partner to death after years of domestic violence has spoken of his desperate attempt to revive the man.Poutau Cameron described being woken by his 14-year-old...
  20. Domestic violence murder trial: Victim was violent to former partner, 'slapped her ac

    A man stabbed to death by his partner, who claims she was defending herself against yet another instance of domestic violence, was abusive to another partner, his sister has revealed.Joseph Michael...
  21. Domestic violence murder trial: Victim was violent to former partner, 'slapped her ac

    A man stabbed to death by his partner, who claims she was defending herself against yet another instance of domestic violence, was abusive to another partner, his sister has revealed. Joseph...
  22. Woman who stabbed partner said 'Thank you, Jesus' when told he was dead

    A woman who fatally stabbed her partner with a 19cm kitchen knife in her Manurewa home says she was defending herself and her teenage son after being subjected to years of domestic violence. It has...
  23. Grace Millane case: Auckland businessman Leo Molloy pleads not guilty to breaching su

    A well-known Auckland businessman charged with breaching a court suppression order for the man who murdered Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty.Leo Molloy, 63, appeared todayin the Auckland District...
  24. Prominent lawyer Jock Blathwayt dies just days after retiring

    By Marcus Anselm of the Wairarapa Times-Age Veteran criminal defender Jock Blathwayt died on Tuesday, mere days after a poignant farewell to his second home, Masterton District Court.Blathwayt, 79,...
  25. Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    A key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand yesterday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with...
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