Open Justice multimedia journalist, Waikato
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‘Bulls***’: Father’s outburst as son jailed for sexually assaulting relatives
“Your conduct was essentially predatory grooming.”
Teen mum inflicts brain injury on baby, only feeds him sugar and water
The injured boy is likely to experience significant health and developmental issues.
Life imprisonment 'unduly harsh' on woman who killed partner - judge
Instead, Zhane Faiers will serve at least seven years in jail for killing her partner.
Burglar steals booze and smokes, onsells it from emergency housing
The burglary spree landed the offender in custody, where he suffered a stroke.
‘Give me the money or he’ll shoot’: Couple flee armed robber, leave kids behind
They thought they were buying a phone but then a gun was pulled out.
Hamilton District Court evacuated after bomb threat
Anger as evacuation of more than 100 people didn't happen until hour after threat.
'Thug' jailed for 'cowardly' attack after argument over car
The judge felt Tama Bracken's assault was too serious for home detention.
Police find child sexual abuse images on laptop of gangs' 'go-to-guy'
Police stumbled across 115 images of child sexual abuse on Toby Sandbrook's computer.
'Lie after lie': Farmer swindled out of $60k after high school coach secretly sold cattle
Mark Harrison, 43, avoided jail and is now serving six months' home detention.
Family take aim at man involved in kidnapping, assault on father-of-three
Patrick Cousins led a largely law-abiding life until the night he lured a man to a shed.
‘Should I kill his family too?’ Man attacks neighbour with machete, slices off ear lobe
Jaden Minhinnick hit the victim twice with the machete in front of his frightened family.
Man who sexually assaulted woman, swung penis around in supermarket not deemed 'high risk'
Corey Reuben later exposed himself to staff while in prison at least 44 times.
'You betrayed him': Family confront woman involved in kidnapping
Joshua Terrey was kidnapped and beaten before later being found dead in a park.
'Not a strong case': Rural mail operator loses injunction bid against NZ Post
THG's contract ended the day after the High Court's judgment was delivered.
'Be safe': Dad swept from rocks by large wave at fishing spot
His partner is pleading for people to wear a lifejacket so they can go home to loved ones.
'Treat him with absolute respect': Judge warns Mongrel Mob member to leave victim alone
Innocent man was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted by gang members.