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Protester who sat in a tree for a day tells judge it's not an action he took lightly
Judge: There's a right to protest ... but there's also the reality of the law.
Hillcrest homicide: Man named as co-defendant in North Shore murder case
Co defendant charged with the murder of Kevin Hay can now be named.
'F*** you judge': Prisoner yells abuse, headbutts guard at sentencing
Violent criminal Anthony Wheble abuses judge, headbutts guard in outburst at High Court.
Man responsible for fatal hit and run pleads guilty
Talikavili Talakai was charged on June 10, 2021, a day after the fatal crash.
Woman pleads guilty to involvement after fatal shooting
Woman pleads guilty to connection to the death of a 75-year-old man.
Guilty plea in murder of Down syndrome woman Lena Zhang Harrap
The man responsible for murdering Lena Zhang Harrap has pleaded guilty.
Whakaari owners to face trial next year over fatal volcanic eruption
Owners of White Island claim they did try to ensure the safety of others on the island.
Influencer's family blow kisses as he's jailed for abusing teen boys
Victim: "He took what he wanted for his pleasure and left me with the pain."
Cooked: Wannabe chef caught making cannabis cookies
The man claimed he was moving to Canada and needed a discharge without conviction.
'Mortifying': Victim on child rapist's defence that sex with 12yo was consensual
The defence called her a liar and suggested she consented to sex as a 12-year-old.
Man cut off ankle bracelet to sexually violate toddler
Defence says preventive detention would be mentally crushing for the serial offender.
Zero convictions: Pensioners let off climate change graffiti of bank
Charges dismissed for three pensioners arrested after defacing an ANZ Bank.
Deputy principal who sexually abused student, 10, says she's not ready for release from jail
A former deputy principal who sexually abused a 10-year-old is now considered low risk.
Top breeder found guilty of neglect allowed to keep dogs until sentence appealed
Prosecutor says he has no confidence woman and her daughter will look after their dogs.
Yelled at for buying a pumpkin, worker awarded $21,000
The former motel manager told the ERA Michelle Smith was very hard to get along with.
Man drowns in creek two hours after police fail to respond to 111 call
A member of the public called 111 after seeing the man yelling and breaking branches.
'You're a monster': Man who claimed sex with 12yo was consensual jailed
'Removed from reality': Rapist wants to reunite with victim after he's released.
Company fined $351K after worker's hand sliced off
Graphic warning: Company argued to have charge dismissed after the accident.
'I was bleeding heavily': Postie screams for help as dog attacks him
The dog was put down the same day. It's owner is now before the courts.
TVNZ lawyer says it isn't up to the broadcaster to provide sign language
Witness says lack of sign language interpreters on TVNZ makes him feel forgotten about.
'Centuries of alienation': Sign language needed on live broadcasts
TVNZ said interpreters weren't provided on political debate nights for logistical reasons.
Predatory 'monster' who abused preschooler to remain behind bars
Linsday Harper's first bid at parole, a year after he was jailed, has failed.
Landlord calls tenant a 'bloody idiot with issues'
The landlord also collected mandarins from the tenant's property without asking.
Landlord's attempt to evict tenant for having too many visitors dismissed
Tenant claims the complaints made are related to another neighbour on the street, not her.
Woman says she became a sex worker to pay for grandmother's funeral
Woman faces deportation after working in the sex industry while on a student visa
Sexual banter 'normal' at Defence Force, dismissed worker claims
Defence Force worker said sexual banter was tolerated because female colleague ignored it.
Company fined $41k for Beachlands cliff build without permission
Auckland Council prosecuted the company for illegal use of the foreshore.
Muslim homosexual told to 'take medicine to cure gayness'
Muslim man granted refugee status after fearing for his wellbeing in India.
'It doesn't get much worse': Frail 95-year-old followed home from ATM, punched and robbed
The elderly man was left with head injuries, including internal bleeding and a black eye.
Man charged with forgery over imposter doctor case
A man who was alleged to be working as a fake doctor has been charged with forgery.
Nurse who fell in love with prison inmate suspended for 6 months
'She must have known her relationship was unethical and potentially harmful' - tribunal.
Nurse says she couldn't avoid falling in love with prison inmate patient
A nurse who fell in love with a former patient who was a prisoner wants to keep her job.
'Getn Wiggy Withit': Harness racing driver claims bias in appeal
Lawyer says horse racing rules need to be stuck by because drug use is prevalent.
Man attacked and raped walking home from watching All Blacks test
The Parole Board says the woman who assaulted a man in an alleyway is still an undue risk.
Phone stutter in call-taker job leads to sacking, then $22k compo for humiliation
Business owners say they weren't aware of employee's stutter until after they hired her.
Man who fatally stabbed father detained in psychiatric care
Dion McFarland told police he didn't know why he stabbed his father multiple times.
Teenager will be labelled serial rapist for life - lawyer
Opposing lawyer says people should be able to know who the serial teen rapist is.
'Couldn't believe my eyes': Cartoon pictures on cans of vodka
Greenhill Beverages said the cartoon marine theme aimed to raise money for marine life.
Former funeral home worker paid $25k after cutting finger during embalming process
'I didn't realise the seriousness of the cut,' Taylor told the Authority.
Emotional judge fights back tears as jury finds man guilty of sexually abusing girls
The man claimed his relationship with the 12-year-old was consensual and like a marriage.
Sex abuse trial: Man accused of sex with minors a 'bald-faced liar', says Crown
Man admits having sex with two children but claims it was consensual.