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  1. Woman removed from court for calling judge racist; gets community work on other charg

    A woman was sentenced in Whanganui District Court after her case was stood down and she was held in custody for calling the judge a racist.Abigail Christine Huirama pleaded guilty to giving police...
  2. Draft: Drugs gangster becomes youth guardian

    A symbol of Karl Goldsbury's new life hangs on the wall of his workplace.It's a clock; a gift from a former prison guard at the Te Ao Mārama unit at Waikeria Prison where Goldsbury was an inmate...
  3. Arthur Brown murder: Killer and victim knew each other

    A young father shot dead on an Auckland street knew his killer, who today pleaded guilty to murder in a courtroom packed with grieving family members.Semi Pilitati, 21, appeared in the High Court at...
  4. Woman accused of Ōtāhuhu murder denies killing man

    A woman accused of murdering an Auckland man last month has pleaded not guilty.Colin Adrian Anderson died after what police said was a "serious assault" at a property on Sturges Ave in Ōtāhuhu on...
  5. NZ man Glenn Green jailed for sex blackmail of wealthy LA businessman

    A New Zealand man jailed for blackmailing a wealthy Los Angeles businessman with claims of evidence showing an extramarital affair is now being electronically monitored by authorities using GPS.The ...
  6. Duo jailed for spate of armed cash van robberies, motel 'home invasion'

    Two men have been jailed - one for 16 years - after a series of armed robberies throughout Auckland, including three hold-ups of Armourguard cash vans and a "home invasion" at a motel.Ivan Douglas...
  7. Lying killer loses bid to reduce prison time for frenzied, brutal murder of ex

    An obsessive killer jailed for life for murdering his former partner in a frenzied knife attack has lost his bid to have his non-parole period reduced.Rohit Deepak Singh was jailed for life for...
  8. New Zealand 'witch doctor' charged after baby found crawling near five dead family me

    A 1-year-old girl, who survived for up to 36 hours in the wilderness, was found among dead family members who were allegedly treated by a New Zealand man.Police charged a Christchurch man with the...
  9. New Zealand man charged over deaths of five people in Fijian highlands

    A New Zealand faith healer has been charged in relation to the deaths of five people in the Fijian highlands, local police say. He has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of...
  10. Fused to couch: Home detention for husband of niece in horrific elder abuse case

    Warning: Graphic content. A man who along with his wife neglected an 89-year-old woman with severe dementia to the point where she was found fused to a couch has been sentenced to home detention.The...
  11. Judge changes date of Christchurch terror trial to avoid Ramadan clash

    The Christchurch terror trial has been moved to avoid a clash with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.The alleged mosque shooter, Brenton Tarrant, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 charges of...
  12. Smaller prisons, better visiting hours mooted as part of 'whānau-facing' justice syst

    Smaller prisons, better visiting hours and more whānau involvement are some of the ideas researchers suggest to break the cycle of Māori incarceration. Māori are imprisoned at six times the rate of...
  13. No preventive detention for rugby coach, one of NZ's worst child sex offenders, Court

    The Solicitor-General's attempt to provide the community life-long protection from an Auckland rugby coach, who is one of the country's worst child sex offenders, has been dismissed.Alosio Taimo was...
  14. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: 'You weren't there to see the things that I had to s

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A 15-year-old girl says she was afraid of the alleged ringleader of a group accused of torturing and killing Dimetrius Pairama."I was scared...
  15. Prominent lawyer issued police warning over drug paraphernalia at court

    A prominent Auckland defence lawyer was found with drug paraphernalia including a glass pipe and plastic bag - commonly used alongside methamphetamine - as he entered a district court building. The...
  16. Former Marist brother sentenced for child sex crimes in the 1970s

    A former Marist brother and Auckland Catholic Diocese employee has been sentenced to home detention after admitting historical sex charges against young girls.He also faced further charges over...
  17. Auckland police search for wanted man Michael Robertson after he escaped custody

    Police are actively searching for Michael Luke Robertson after he escaped custody at the Avondale Police station yesterday.Early yesterday morning police were called to an incident following a report...
  18. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: Immunity witness says 'they were gonna dig a hole un

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. "It's your fault ... How do you wanna die? You only got 'til three o'clock."Those were the words allegedly uttered to a teenage girl who was...
  19. Auckland petrol station robbed for cigarettes with a metal tyre iron

    Police are appealing for sightings of two people who robbed an Auckland petrol station with a metal tyre iron before getting away in a stolen car. The aggravated robbery of a 24-hour Mobil service...
  20. Dimetrius Pairama torture trial: Immunity witness says 'they were gonna dig a hole un

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. "It's your fault ... How do you wanna die? You only got till three o'clock."Those were the words allegedly uttered to a teenage girl who was...
  21. Axed MAFS contestant Chris Mansfield charged with assaulting female 6 months after US

    More details have been released by the courts about the assault charge laid against axed Married At First Sight contestant Chris Mansfield in 2009. The Herald on Sunday revealed yesterday Mansfield...
  22. Teen torture trial: Witness tells police of Dimetrius Pairama's final moments

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A teenager with immunity from prosecution says she saw a 17-year-old tortured and hung at an abandoned state house in South Auckland.A High...
  23. Axed Married At First Sight star Chris Mansfield's NZ assault charge revealed: Why Me

    Axed Married At First Sight contestant Chris Mansfield was charged with assault in 2009. But he was granted diversion by police and never convicted or sentenced - meaning the charge did not come to...
  24. Elder abuse: Niece faces 10 years behind bars for neglect of dementia patient

    Warning: Graphic content An 89-year-old woman with severe dementia was abused by her family before being eventually discovered in a horrific state - fused to a couch and with an ulcer down to the...
  25. Dimetrius Pairama torture case: Cop touched human skin through rip in plastic bag

    Warning: This story contains graphic and violent content. A veteran police officer touched what looked like human skin with the back of his hand through a tear in some black plastic, dumped in a...
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