A 17-year-old youth who was caught minding an under-age girl working as a prostitute has been ordered to do 200 hours of community work.
“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”
A man accidentally punched his infant son in the head – leading to a hospital admission for observation – while assaulting his partner.
A keen Marlborough Sounds fisherman has been let off a charge of unlawfully transporting filleted blue cod through a protected area, but the judge says the case should not set a precedent.
A High Court jury has convicted Helen Elizabeth Milner of murder and attempted murder, four-and-a-half years after the death of her husband.
A victim of corrupt police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer’s sexual behaviour says she felt “trapped, scared, humiliated, embarrassed and betrayed”.
The jury will continue its deliberations on Thursday morning in the trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner, accused of murdering her husband.
Scrap metal yard boss Dean Raymond Crosbie has apologised to the car owners he harmed and has agreed to pay them for their losses totalling $57,034.
Evidence of two contrasting text messages did not support Philip James Nisbet being suicidal at the time of his death, the Crown said in its closing address to the jury on day 12 of the trial of the man’s wife on a charge of murder.
A judge has reserved her decision on a further extradition hearing for former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath who faces 252 child sex abuse charges in Australia.