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Homeless gang member used spade in attempt to 'roll' weed dealers
Quentin Phillips punched the man who drove him to the property then forced him to join in.
Woman gets $15,000 compensation after agency sends out private details
She found out her privacy was breached when a stranger messaged her on social media.
Witness intimidated with throat-cutting gesture outside court
Throat-slitting gesture 'happens all the time', defence lawyer said, but judge disagreed.
Young dad dies of asphyxia by sand while walking along beach
Andre Bradshaw died doing what he loved, going to the beach with his 2yo daughter.
Young woman who claimed spina bifida as treatment injury retains ACC payout
The now-20-year-old uses a wheelchair and will be dependent on support for life.
501 deportee viciously attacked juggling 'icon' who died in Loafers Lodge fire
Man sentenced over 17-minute beating of Michael ‘Mike the Juggler’ Wahrlich.
From friends to feud: Landlord, tenant had no formal agreement. Then it soured
Renter hospitalised when her landlord exacerbated her stress levels through harassment.
Man drove stolen digger through town to steal ATM, caused $170k in damages
He stole the excavator from his father's building site before ploughing it into the BP.
Restaurant worker paid tens of thousands towards her own pay packet
She told the ERA she also had to pay a $10,000 'deposit' to hold her job while on holiday.
'What the f... were you doing?': Judge aghast at thieving kindy cleaner
Kareem Tourangi had been making good progress in trying to get his life back on track.
Teen with 'brightest kind of future' died after being thrown from horse
The horse bolted and Eliza-Jayne Coetzee was thrown into a fence before hitting the ground
Man who killed toddler was on bail and just been allowed access to children
His conditions were varied after CYFs said it had no safety concerns about him.
Woman ripped off colleagues in order to look like she had a 'lavish life'
Andrea Lilo stole thousands from her workplace, boss and co-workers.
Cocaine dealer knocks himself out while trying to escape from police
Anare Cilicewa left his injured passenger and jumped off the edge of the highway.
'He didn't deserve to go that way': Mum of man killed by homeless colleague speaks
David Gilchrist was off his meds and deemed an imminent risk when he killed Glen Collins.
Tears, prayers and relief: Jury finds pair acted in self-defence in street brawl
The verdict means Iulu Apineru and Henry Atoni can now move on with their lives.
'Fight or flight, fighting for my sight': Accused suffered eye-gouging, claims self-defence
Two cousins are on trial for continuing to punch a man after he no longer posed a threat.
'Made some bad decisions': Badly beaten new dad had history of starting fights
Nicholas Crosby threw the first punch. He ended up in ICU for three days.
'Covered in blood': New dad needed resuscitating after fight outside club
Nicholas Crosby threw first punch but Crown alleges two accused men kept going.
'Significant risk': Killer, sex offender will remain under extended supervision order
Basil Mist served 20 years for sexual offending against girls and killing his partner.
Time for closure: Whānau of woman who died in mental health unit hope inquest will help others
Whānau concluded the inquest with moving waiata, haka and karakia.
'She didn't deserve to die': Inquest into woman's suspected suicide at mental health unit begins
Esther Osborne told a nurse she wanted to die. Shortly after, she was found unresponsive.
Taxi driver who got passenger drunk before assaulting her denied appeal
Offender sung sexually explicit songs while encouraging woman to drink wine he bought.
Chinese Embassy leaves rubbish, cleaning bill at rental
The tribunal found it didn't have jurisdiction to hear case against it.
'Red flags missed': Oranga Tamariki criticised after baby died co-sleeping with mum
“[The baby] was let down by the very ministry dedicated to safeguarding her" - coroner.
US money launderer wants access to his frozen millions
David Rae has asked the Supreme Court to hear his case about his NZ bank accounts.
Kiwibank admits fault over wrongfully charged fees, fined $800k
The bank admits they did wrong by their customers - now it's time pay the penalty.
Gang-pad bashing: Mongols MC member to remain behind bars for NYE manslaughter
Lyndon Sheed was found guilty of manslaughter after punching Kane Wayman.
'Absolute control': Siblings allege stepmum abused power over million-dollar trust
They say she acted improperly - two previous courts have found otherwise.
Man with epilepsy flouts warning not to drive, has seizure and causes $20k crash
He had not been taking his medication and had experienced other recent seizures.
Kāinga Ora tenant's lease terminated while behind bars for threatening neighbour
The housing provider had previously moved the man four times for similar behaviour.
Conviction partially quashed for man involved in fatal gang bashing
Jason Signal wasn't a gang member but was convicted for his part in the killing.
Driver on restricted licence drove drunk again months after killing pedestrian
Friends tried to get Callum Wither's keys and asked him to slow down before the fatality.
Man who spent wage subsidies on gambling and 'adult entertainment' wants out of jail
He fraudulently claimed almost $200k in Covid-19 wage subsidies.
Kāinga Ora tenants feud over car parks, one alleged to have driven at the other
Encounters between the two neighbours became 'aggressive' and 'abusive'.
Family split over funeral costs: Sister refuses to hand over dead parents' money
They said the money left by their dad was for the funeral, the sister says otherwise.
Pedestrian death: Drink-driver admits killing Irish national
The drunk man was driving at almost twice the legal speed limit when he hit a pedestrian.
Newly patched mobster carried out violent revenge attack on rival gang
Teenager was robbed by members of the Crips in a drug deal gone wrong.
'Confronting and monstrous': Man went down 'rabbit hole' looking at child exploitation material
He told the police, "I know it's not an excuse and what I did was wrong."