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  1. Auckland man sentenced for spiking McDonald's sundaes with sleeping pills

    An Auckland man has been sentenced to intensive supervision after spiking two McDonald's ice cream sundaes with sleeping pills.The 22-year-old Rodney man, who was not an employee of the global...
  2. Lid lifted on Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison's earlier crimes under

    A former Ministry of Transport senior manager who was jailed for stealing three quarters of a million dollars of taxpayers' money had earlier been convicted of forgery.Joanne Harrison was jailed in...
  3. US missionary accused of letting 100 Ugandan babies die in 'fake' medical facility

    A US missionary has been accused of lying about being a medical professional while treating children in Uganda after more than 100 babies allegedly died at her facility.After leaving Virginia in...
  4. 'My daughter's no criminal': Dunedin mum takes aim at 'shocking' mental health servic

    The mother of a Dunedin woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder jailed for abusing her says her daughter is no criminal."This thing inside her has taken over," Patricia Cumming said.She took aim at...
  5. Wellington's CentrePort fined $500k after worker's death

    Wellington's CentrePort has been fined half a million dollars following the death of a worker who fell while undertaking repairs of a container.The incident happened in January 2017 at the company's...
  6. Operation Burnham inquiry: 'Disillusioned, worn down' Afghan villagers pull out

    The Afghan villagers affected by Operation Burnham are withdrawing from the inquiry investigating claims that Kiwi soldiers killed innocent civilians in 2010.Lawyer Dr Rodney Harrison, QC, told...
  7. Will prison help? 'Very unwell' Dunedin woman who abused mum jailed for a year

    A woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder jailed for abusing her terrified mother needs help - not a prison cell, a leading psychotherapist says.Anita Dorothy Cumming, 39, would scream at her mother...
  8. Mosque shooting: White supremacist Philip Neville Arps jailed for 21 months for distr

    A white supremacist who compares himself to Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess and who spread footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack, which he thought was "awesome", has today been jailed for 21...
  9. Operation Burnham inquiry: 'Disillusioned, worn down' Afghan villagers pull out

    The Afghan villagers affected by Operation Burnham are withdrawing from the inquiry investigating claims that Kiwi soldiers killed innocent civilians in 2010.Lawyer Dr Rodney Harrison QC told...
  10. Court of Appeal rejects Donna Parangi's bid to reduce prison sentence for manslaughte

    A grandmother twice convicted of the manslaughter of her infant grandson - who died after being left in a car on a hot day while she smoked synthetic cannabis - has failed to get her prison sentence...
  11. Girl, 14, accused of attempted murder of police officer refused bail

    A teenage girl accused of the attempted murder of a Dunedin police officer has been declined electronically monitored bail.The 14-year-old appeared in the Youth Court at Dunedin yesterday, where...
  12. Mosque shooting: White supremacist Philip Neville Arps appeals jail sentence for dist

    A white supremacist who spread footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack is appealing his 21-month jail sentence.Christchurch businessman Philip Neville Arps - who owns a white supremacist-themed...
  13. Corrupt Auckland cop guilty of illegally accessing police intelligence system

    A corrupt Auckland police officer has admitted illegally accessing the police's national intelligence computer system.The 30-year-old man, who has interim name suppression, appeared this morning in...
  14. A drug kingpin seeks early prison release. Washington DC no longer resembles the city

    As he sat on his porch the other day, Amir Ali marvelled that he never could have enjoyed such a simple pleasure a generation ago, when the city's most notorious drug lord turned his Northeast...
  15. 'Oppressive': Judge blocks Colin Craig efforts to question former press secretary Rac

    Conservative Party founder Colin Craig will not be given a fourth opportunity to cross-examine his former press secretary over their tempestuous past during yet another defamation trial after a judge...
  16. 'One-way trip': Pair sentenced for cold-blooded murder that left victim unrecognisabl

    Two men have been jailed for life over the gruesome execution-style killing of a Rebels Motorcycle Club gang member.Both Kasha William Gosset and Cody Derek Martin pointed the finger at each other...
  17. Verdict reached in fatal shooting of senior gang member at Tauranga's Gate Pa

    Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith does not deny shooting Mongrel Mob member Lance Wayne Waite, but he denies it was murder.Tonight , a jury overseeing the murder trial of Jeffries-Smith, 28, at the High...
  18. Lawyer: No evidence Black Power member aided murder accused

    On January 3, 2018, 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite was shot at a Gate Pa property known as The Trap - a cluttered second-hand store and drug-dealing premises.This afternoon, a jury deliberates on the...
  19. Family Court system 'not fit for purpose' and needs urgent change, panel tells Justic

    The Independent Panel looking at Family Court reforms of the last Government has recommended reversing the main reforms and says a more "joined-up family justice service" is needed.It says the new...
  20. Panel recommends reversing many of Judith Collins' Family Court reforms

    The Independent Panel looking at Family Court reforms of the last government has recommended reversing most of the reforms and says a more "joined-up family justice service" is needed.It says the new...
  21. Drug dealers turn entrepreneurs in Waikato University course at Auckland women's pris

    Prisoners who have learnt business lessons in drug dealing are being taught how to turn their skills to the good in a remarkable new course at the Auckland women's prison.Twenty long-term recidivist...
  22. Prominent Kiwi businessman loses suppression argument with Herald over sex and corrup

    A wealthy and prominent New Zealand businessman has lost his bid to keep his name secret.But the identity of the man, who is accused of indecently assaulting two men and is also charged with twice...
  23. Kiwi sports star linked to international drug conspiracy case loses suppression - but

    A prominent New Zealand sports star has lost name suppression after being linked to an international drug importation and supply conspiracy.However, he will keep his name a secret for now after his...
  24. Auckland man's convictions quashed after judge finds miscarriage of police justice on

    Colin Webster was convicted of behaving in a disorderly manner and assaulting a police officer in the execution of duty but after an appeal both convictions were dropped.Justice Matthew Palmer made...
  25. Unruly tourists: British pair apologise to NZ for summer antics and frauds

    Two British men, who will be booted out of the country after being sentenced for their parts in a roof-fixing fraud, have apologised to New Zealand.Their crimes were linked to last summer's now...
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