A deemed not guilty plea was made by the man's lawyer.
Phil Twyford said the Government has 'listened' to advocacy groups.
The officer denies any violence against his ex-wife and her son.
The officer is giving evidence to the jury in his trial for family violence charges.
Proceedings halted as dentist who left patients mid-treatment contacts tribunal.
Evidence is being heard at a Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.
Man shot by police in Auckland yesterday is out of hospital.
Police have been involved in three shootings since Saturday, two which injured officers.
Josh Storer is in intensive care with brain injuries after the incident.
A police officer denies seven charges including child cruelty and assault.
The man faces nine charges including ill treatment and assault of a child.
Anna Conning's 4-month-old son lost almost a kilogram while in hospital.
Neighbours awoke in the middle of the night to shouting and flames.
The tragic case of Lanitola Epenisa's death, and why his widow was blamed.
Taxi driver punched in the head by a man he overtook on the motorway.
People arrested in an international organised crime crackdown enter pleas in court.
One man charged last month with historical sexual offending is back in court.
Closing arguments have been heard in the historical sex offending trial of Arthur Thomas.
Simon Greenwood said all a turning driver had to do 'was look' to avoid fatal collision.
Injured motorcyclist recalls fatal crash involving Simon Greenwood and Nicola Gapes.
A man claimed he lay on top of a woman while Thomas watched.