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  1. Abuse in Care: Six-year-old adopted boy denied school, abused in state care

    A six-year-old boy who couldn't spell cat and didn't know his last name was sent to an institution where he was put to work and abused for the next 13 years. Intellectual disabilities support...
  2. Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for US Supreme Court

    US President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday (US time), capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and...
  3. Napier teen who stole two police cars in a night while handcuffed jailed for 20 month

    A teenager's lockdown escapade involving stealing two police cars has resulted in him being locked up again, after an appearance in Napier District Court.Malcolm Wallace, 19, was sentenced to a year...
  4. Lawyer who took caveats on client's properties ordered to pay $20,000 for interfering

    A lawyer who charged a client $19,000 to access his personal file and put caveats on the man's 11 properties to recoup unpaid fees has been stung $20,000 for causing humiliation and interfering with...
  5. Woman's near miss with money laundering, scammers use unwitting helper on Facebook

    A woman who believes she unwittingly aided an online scam has spoken of her shock, saying that she nearly committed money laundering. The recent graduate, who did not want to be named, said she was...
  6. Comancheros trial: Jury hears bugged car conversations about alleged $1m drug deal

    Conversations intercepted by police between an alleged drug smuggler and an Australian hairdresser fighting over an possible million-dollar drug deal allegedly for the Comancheros gang have been...
  7. Abuse in Care: Lake Alice survivor calls for psychiatrist Dr Selwyn Leeks to be held

    The Crown has been accused of protecting a psychiatrist himself accused of using electroconvulsive therapy and anti-psychotic drugs as "torture" on children he'd misdiagnosed at Lake Alice Hospital....
  8. Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry: Lake Alice survivor dies during lockdown,

    A survivor of "disgraceful" abuse in state mental health units died of cancer during lockdown before he could present his evidence to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission. Patrick Stevens - not his...
  9. Ex-teacher Benjamin Swann jailed for three years

    A former Auckland teacher has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing boys. Benjamin Christopher Missi Swann, 57, this year faced a retrial in the High Court at Auckland, on 10 charges of...
  10. Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry: Sexually abused man still fighting for apo

    A man who was sexually abused while in state care has called the process of seeking redress "disgusting", saying the Crown spent close to $2 million fighting his claim, worth $35,000. "People are...
  11. Rangiora crash accused Niklas Gebhardt strips naked in police station, asks to be jai

    A father accused of killing his young son in a fiery car crash walked into a Christchurch police station, took his clothes off, and pleaded to be jailed. Niklas Gebhardt, 30, was charged with...
  12. The Govt manager and the spy cam - appeal against discharge without conviction, suppr

    Police say a judge made errors when she granted a porn-addicted Government manager who planted a spy camera in a gym bathroom a discharge without conviction and permanently suppressed his name.They...
  13. Abuse in Care: Lake Alice survivor dies during lockdown, evidence read on behalf

    A survivor of "disgraceful" abuse in state mental health units died of cancer during lockdown before he could present his evidence to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission. Patrick Stevens - not his...
  14. Supreme Court turns away appeal over Mahana Estates dispute between Las Vegas casino

    A businessman ordered to pay $3.3 million to two Las Vegas casino executives over a failed Nelson vineyard partnership has lost a final appeal bid at the Supreme Court.Glenn Schaeffer, an...
  15. The Govt manager and the spy cam - appeal against discharge without conviction, suppr

    Police say a judge made errors when she granted a porn-addicted Government manager who planted a spy camera in a gym bathroom a discharge without conviction and permanently suppressed his name.They...
  16. Kawhia shooting: 'Victim leaning forward, likely running' when shot in the back

    A man fatally shot after fleeing a house he had earlier been involved breaking into, was likely "leaning more forward" and running at the time, a court has heard.Faalili Moleli Fauatea, 23, died soon...
  17. Kawhia shooting: Accused sold drugs from family home; shot at intruders, Crown says

    Four men who broke into the rural family home of a Kawhia man who sold drugs were warned he was likely to "shoot" anyone who would try to steal from him.And murder-accused Orren Scott Williams, 37,...
  18. Local Focus: Has NZ gone too far with law and order? Tauranga candidates talk tough

    New Zealand has one of the highest prison populations per capita in the developed world, more Māori than other groups are in prison, and prisons are expensive to run. Does this all mean we've gone...
  19. Masala case: Jailed Auckland restaurant boss loses sentence appeal over tax evasion a

    An Auckland restaurant boss has failed to covert his prison sentence to home detention for a sophisticated money laundering and tax evasion scheme.The Court of Appeal has also said it is unlikely the...
  20. Kawhia shooting: 'Lie with him, he's going to die', woman who hatched burglary plan t

    A man who was shot twice after breaking into the home of a Kawhia man was last seen getting out of the bullet-ridden vehicle and collapsing to the ground.Emma Salvation told the High Court at...
  21. Kawhia shooting: Accused sold drugs from family home; shot at intruders, Crown says

    Four men who broke into the rural Kawhia home of a man who sold drugs from his family home were warned he was likely to "shoot" anyone who would try to steal from him.And Orren Scott Williams, 37,...
  22. Parents in international custody battle can't take children overseas for almost three

    A mother who has been granted 50/50 care of her children with the Kiwi father is not allowed to leave New Zealand with them until 2023.The "unusual condition" in the family court ruling comes after a...
  23. US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death: More celebrities, politicians react

    Celebrities and politicians have continued to take to social media overnight to express their condolences after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The death of the 87 year-old was announced...
  24. Trump vote on Justice Bader Ginsburg's replacement set to scupper dying wish

    The majority leader of the US Senate has vowed to push ahead with President Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially scuppering the feminist pioneer's dying...
  25. The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: From daughter of migrants to Supreme Court Justice a

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.Ginsburg...
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