Open Justice multimedia journalist, Whanganui
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Woman’s lower legs amputated after immediate action not taken
'The patient should have been referred immediately to an emergency facility,' HDC rules.
900kg bull known as 'Big Boy' responsible for man's death on farm
Robert William Hewitt died after being attacked by the bull at his property in Gore.
Convicted sex offender travels world for 17 years on false passport in brother’s name
The offending undermined New Zealand's immigration system worldwide, a judge says.
Police justified in punching offender in head during arrest, IPCA finds
The aggressive man was also wrestled to the ground and bitten by a police dog.
Gang links, meth and property damage: Tenants owe landlord $30,000
“It was really certain they were cooking and producing a lot of meth at that property."
Family feud erupts in public as mum's car bashed with bat at city intersection
This was done in broad daylight and in full view of any member of the public,' judge says
'Over my dead body': Father attacks police officers uplifting his daughter
A parenting order stated the 4-year-old was meant to be in the care of her mother.
Kitchen hand gets $19k after she was sacked for raising concerns about being underpaid
'These were serious breaches of good faith and procedural fairness,' the ERA ruled.
'Surprising' argument: Tribunal rejects couple's view they could live rent-free
The couple are now challenging the ruling in the District Court and Tenancy Tribunal.
Controversial staff Peakon survey: Social worker gets $25,000 compensation after going to ERA
The worker and manager exchanged allegations of bullying behaviour.
Gang associate involved in fatal shooting released despite objection from victim's mother
Victim's mum wanted Anthony Kuru to serve sentence in recognition of the harm he caused.
'How could I face my kids?' Gang president fights manslaughter conviction
Damien Kuru says he didn't have anything to do with the death of a rival gang member.
Exploitation of immigrant worker costs kebab store owner $48k
The boss told a worker he ‘did not believe in that stuff’ when queried about holiday pay.
Trusted 'Grandad' figure jailed for sexually abusing young girl
A young girl was sexually abused by a man her mother thought she could trust.
A landlord's nightmare: Graffiti on the walls, damaged floors and a missing driveway
'The driveway had been removed by the tenant without permission.'
Baby killer deemed undue risk for parole as statutory release date approaches
Nicho Frater used methamphetamine before killing a baby in a fit of frustration.
Forgery ring foiled, fake documents shut down by Customs
'New Zealand must act or show itself to act as a good global citizen,' judge said.
Gangster due to fly free denied parole after dumb decisions
Gordon Runga was ready to be paroled from prison until he got caught climbing the fence.
'I'll ... shoot you and you won’t be seen again': Extortion after man wears rival colours on gang's turf
The terrified victim went into hiding for a year after the standover.
'Utter nonsense': Disqualified, drugged driver claims victim jumped in front of him
“Your story about the victim jumping in front of your bike is utter nonsense.”
'Rubber stamped': Immigration visa application lacked merit
The visa application had a 'high risk of decline' with 'little chance of success'.
Four year ban imposed on social cricketer who imported $4k of steroids
The cricketer claimed somebody else had bought the drugs and used his address.
Neighbours at war: Rowdy car exhausts vs illegal camera surveillance
Tenant claims it was a “borderline harassment situation” before she was given notice.