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  1. Careless driving charges for husband after wife dies in Central Hawke's Bay crash

    The husband of a Central Hawke's Bay woman who died in a car crash at Easter has intimated through his lawyer that he will plead guilty to careless driving causing her death.James Wynter Hunter, 57,...
  2. Iwi leader suing Government over 'failure' to protect Māori from climate change

    An iwi leader is suing the Government over its "failure" to protect Māori from climate change and wants the courts to force dramatic action "immediately".Climate Change Iwi Leaders Group chair Mike...
  3. Chinese man who 'tweaked' boy's penis blames 'cultural mistake', escapes criminal con

    An elderly Chinese man who tweaked a young boy's penis in a swimming pool changing room has reportedly been discharged without conviction after the judge accepted he had made a "cultural...
  4. Napier standoff: Tip told cops gunman was using partner and baby as a 'shield'

    Hemi Taylor was supposed to deliver a large amount of methamphetamine from Napier to Gisborne for the Mongrel Mob.Instead he likely used it himself, setting in motion a train of events that led to a...
  5. Bankrupt Cameron Slater told to turn up and testify at defamation hearing or prove he

    • Full court judgment follows this story. The bankruptcy of former blogger Cameron Slater has not allowed him to slip free of a defamation case over claims he took money to write blog posts...
  6. Christchurch dog stabbing: Neil Harrison appears in court

    A Christchurch man has appeared in court this afternoon accused of stabbing a dog to death yesterday. Neil Harrison, 54, has been charged with wilfully ill-treating a dog by stabbing it "with a knife...
  7. Kate Hawkesby: Cannabis referendum - be careful about what and who you are voting for

    COMMENT: I see a secondary school headmaster is the latest to come out swinging against the cannabis referendum.Kieran Fouhy, from St Paul's College in Ponsonby, believes legalising cannabis when...
  8. Police to seize $5m in cash, bling and sports cars from Auckland meth dealer

    A drug-dealing Aucklander and his wife have been ordered to hand over more than $5m of assets - including luxury cars, $1.8m in cash, vintage French wines and a pile of Louis Vuitton and Chanel...
  9. Judge: Despite 'abhorrent' racial slurs, road rage attack on Chinese-NZ family not a

    A young man who carried out a prolonged road rage attack with a string of vicious racial slurs on a family has been jailed.But despite prosecutors arguing the incident was "racially motivated" the...
  10. School and director lose secrecy fight over unapproved enrolments, false marketing cl

    A director and his private training school can now be named after being fined $56,000 for the unapproved enrolment of international students and false marketing claims.But the director, Daniel Hunt,...
  11. No release for man who wrote about desire to rape babies until he has undergone speci

    A philosophy student who wrote online about his desire to rape babies will not be released from prison until he has undergone specialist treatment.Benjamin Todd Whitcombe, 23, appeared before the...
  12. Man charged over death of Central Hawke's Bay woman in Easter crash

    A man has been charged with careless driving causing death over a fatal crash which sent shock waves through a small Central Hawke's Bay community in April this year. Mrs Jane Frances Hunter lost...
  13. Melbourne murder: New Zealander Alex Manuel remanded until November after being charg

    New Zealand man Alex Manuel has been remanded after appearing in a Melbourne court charged with murder.It's alleged the 27-year-old verbally argued with Ricky Thompson in the car park of a pub before...
  14. Lover of Ports of Auckland fraudster jailed for 'joint enterprise' to steal $368k of

    The lover of a former senior Ports of Auckland manager who stole more than $368,000 from the company with her partner in crime has been jailed.Litia Vuniduvu was sentenced today in the North Shore...
  15. Parents fighting in court over whether to vaccinate daughter

    A mother and father are battling in the Family Court over whether to get their child vaccinated.The father of the girl - who was soon to start school - wanted her to get her shots, in line with...
  16. Appeal denied: Convictions stand for West Auckland man jailed for sex assault on drun

    The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by a man who sexually assaulted his drunk mate to overturn his convictions. However in an unusual twist, the three judges who heard the case were not all in...
  17. 'It's getting harder to live without him': Widow of taxi driver killed by drunk drive

    The pain of her husband's death is still fresh 18 months after he was killed by a drunk driver but Nishat Abedi says God is giving her strength to get through.Abedi spoke to the Herald after the...
  18. Victims of serial fraudster Ray Andrews tell of losing their life savings in luxury c

    Two victims of a car-dealing con artist say they made "the biggest mistake of our lives" after losing their life savings in a luxury vehicle scam.Raymond Anthony Andrews, 69, was sentenced today by...
  19. Teen accused of stabbing partner on Auckland's Anzac Ave named before trial

    An 18-year-old accused of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in central Auckland can now be named.Micah Shannon Santos is charged with attacking his partner Crystal Angel Tupou, who was also...
  20. Kiwi sports star fights at Court of Appeal to keep name secret in international drug

    A prominent New Zealand sports star linked to an international drug importation and supply conspiracy is fighting to keep his name secret in the Court of Appeal.The sportsman had fought to keep his...
  21. Drunk driver jailed for killing taxi driver Abdul Syed in central Auckland crash

    A drunk driver who sped through central Auckland and ran red lights has been jailed after he slammed into a taxi, killing the young father inside.Farshad Bahadori Esfehaniappeared in the High Court...
  22. Wanted Chinese businessman denied bail ahead of Australian extradition fight over all

    A Chinese businessman, who was living undetected in New Zealand, has been denied bail as he prepares to fight extradition to Australia over an alleged multimillion-dollar tax fraud.Li Zhang, 56,...
  23. Fair trial concerns about Government proposals to ease trauma on sexual violence vict

    The Government will change the law to allow victims of sexual violence to avoid being cross-examined in front of a jury and make it harder for their sexual tendencies and fantasies to be used as...
  24. Man charged over death of Central Hawke's Bay woman in Easter crash

    A man has been charged with careless driving causing death over a fatal crash which sent shock waves through a small Central Hawke's Bay community in April this year. Jane Frances Hunter lost her...
  25. 'It's getting harder to live without him': Widow of taxi driver killed by drunk drive

    The pain of her husband's death is still fresh 18 months after he was killed by a drunk driver but Nishat Abedi says God is giving her strength to get through.Abedi spoke to the Herald after the...
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