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Crown says evidence against double murderer stronger now than 1990
Crown says evidence now found to have been lies was only a "slender strand" of its case.
David Tamihere appeal: Lawyer claims convictions relied on dangerous evidence
Swedish tourists Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakkonen went missing in 1989.
'You learn to live with it': Convicted double murderer David Tamihere on upcoming appeal
Next week he will finally have his chance to try and clear his name.
Three charged after reporter allegedly attacked outside court
The reporter's stolen bank card was allegedly used to purchase $500 worth of alcohol.
Fuel, wine and salad dressing: Surf Life Saving manager sacked for spending
Nilesh Bhikha used a work credit card on a $949 Koru Club membership.
Pop star to prison: Pat Urlich covertly filmed teen having shower
Urlich, 62, was sprung when the teen girl noticed a light through the bathroom window.
Senior police officer faces civil action over Parliament protest arrests
The officer was criminally investigated, but police chose not to lay charges.
Mum wanted a 'half-caste' baby, so she got a sperm donor - but then he went to court
The man wants his daughter to be aware of her identity and proud of her heritage.
NHI number blunder: Woman had unnecessary colonoscopy meant for someone else
The woman was told the procedure was a mix-up after her sedation had worn off.
Vic uni student found dead in her room after friends raised concerns
A coroner said Stacey McConway had been battling depression for some years.
New teacher ‘dragged’ misbehaving student from class, leaving him bruised
The student was found crying with bruises on his legs.
Voting with a love heart and accidentally voting twice: How does a judicial recount work?
Three candidates have filed applications for a judicial recount.
'Inexplicable': IPCA says police dropped fatal crash charge without reason
Tony Parahi died after a farmer turned in front of him, but the driver didn't face trial.
'The cancer is now not survivable': Man had to wait 20 weeks for MRI
The MRI was deemed urgent and meant to happen within 31 days.
Dog punched and thrown against wall discovered with broken ribs, collapsed lung
The woman attacked the dog after he relieved himself inside.
ECE teacher trapped child in tunnel, threatened to slap another
She grabbed another child by the forearm and lifted him 40-50cm off the ground.
Teacher mistakenly synced personal photos, sexualised memes to school iPad
A student discovered the photos of two teachers cuddling, and a meme about sex.
‘My world fractured’: Man imprisoned after raping woman, indecently assaulting 9yo
The judge said the victim's statements were the most eloquent he's heard.
White-collar woman's $44,000 work theft results in community work and name suppression
The judge said a community-based sentence was insufficient but then gave her exactly that.
‘She took advantage of my vulnerability’: $1.6 million fraudster sent to prison
Rebecca Kennedy stole $1.6m from unwitting victims - all of whom were her friends.
'Political interference': Visiting Saudi govt cited in multimillion-dollar property dispute
The tenant, a Foreign Affairs staffer, had concerns about the Saudis being in his home.
Lawyer names himself sole beneficiary of client’s will, instead of her daughters
He suggested a daughter who raised concerns about the will had "psychological issues".
Behind the wire: Meet the men who get paid as little as 20 cents an hour
'I wouldn’t say I was a model prisoner, but I played by the rules to get out here.'
Cat fight: Neighbours end up in court over kittens
One neighbour accused the other of feeding her cats.
Man found dead with knife in his chest after falling from ladder
But CIB didn't visit Kevin O'Grady's home for 10 days, despite concerns being raised.
Detainee found unconscious after misusing unlabelled medication police gave him
Officers didn't know what was in the medication bottle but gave it to him anyway.
'I have nothing left': Police officer died after battling personal troubles, drink-driving crash
The death was a suicide, but the question of what led to the tragedy is more complex.
Dilworth housemaster denied parole, asked to reveal any further sex abuse victims
Alistor Harlow was jailed for abusing at least four boys.
Woman missed out on dead partner's $1.8m estate, claims draft will included her
The man's partner of seven years claimed he emailed plans for a new will before he died.
Police vetting of piano teacher labelled him a predator
Piano teacher's police file alleged he was sexually attracted to children.
Woman dies of cancer four weeks after visit to GP who failed to examine her
The woman presented to a second GP unable to swallow and so ill she couldn't speak.
Will dispute: Dying man wanted to give assets to neighbour but old friend disagreed
The man died just three days after signing his new will.
The Disputes Tribunal ruling that could get you out of a parking ticket
The man was given a $65 fine for parking too long at a supermarket.
Ruff ride: Man imprisoned after stealing car with labrador in the back
The car thief had an unexpected passenger.
'Undue influence': Nephew ordered to repay $1.5m to aunt with dementia
The money was given to him while the woman was under 'significant and undue influence'.
Dilworth sexual abuser granted sentence discount after appeal
Robert Wynyard abused eight boys, some as young as 8 years old.
Protesting grandmother who concreted herself to road no longer behind bars
Rosemary Penwarden has been granted electronically monitored bail to her home in Dunedin.
'You f*** with me, I break your legs': House sitter kidnapped, beaten, threatened
The man heated shears on a kitchen element then threatened to cut off the victim's toe.
63-year-old accused of gluing herself to Wellington motorway denied bail
The woman was arrested for the third time on Monday morning.
C-section catastrophe: Patient's 18-month agony - dinner plate-sized tool left in abdomen
The tool was only discovered 18 months later, after the woman had a CT scan.
Teacher who invited teen girl overseas, made 'inappropriate' comments, keeps registration
He can continue teaching after his four-month suspension.
More Restore Passenger Rail protesters appear in court, granted bail
The protesters scaled a gantry, leading to a temporary closure of SH1 on Thursday morning.
Class A: Teacher smoked meth at school, left pipe in special needs bathroom
She carried her stash in a glasses case but on occasion, left it unattended.
Undue risk: Man who attempted to bring down NZ's power grid to remain behind bars
Graham Philip refused to engage with a psychologist for a report.
‘Are they going to shoot us?’: Police justified in setting dog on fleeing teen
Police were pursuing a car after its driver was seen firing a gun out the window.
'Deliberate and unethical': Pharmacist stole methadone, topped up bottles with water
John Collett moved the methadone to a small bottle, then put it in his pocket.
Double jeopardy: Drink driver was about to plead guilty to two charges - then the judge suggested otherwise
Now, four years later and the controversial charge is back before the court.
Midwifery failings: Baby took 14 minutes to take her first breath
The newborn suffered a head injury that could have a profound impact on her life.
Sagging ceiling, rotting windows: School trust board ordered to lower rent for flat that was in 'bad state'
The board, chaired by an Anglican bishop, tried to charge $800 per week for two bedrooms.
Senior lawyer forced himself into ex-partner’s house, pulled her on to bed
The lawyer was removed from his ex-partner's property by police.
‘Socially irresponsible’: TVNZ sorry for airing beer ad during documentary on alcohol harm
The broadcaster said the ad placement was a mistake.
'Pissed off' bar owner who sacked bouncer during Covid isolation forced to cough up $18k
The employer first said the job was abandoned, before making the bouncer redundant.
Container ship skipper fined after shallow-water excursion
The skipper navigated the ship into dangerously shallow waters during Cyclone Gabrielle.
'Gross breach of trust': Teacher stole $20k, vouched for by former minister
The teacher now works at a polytech, managing a budget of nearly $500k.