Tara Shaskey is a news director and Open Justice reporter, based in Taranaki.
Tara Shaskey began her journalism career in 2014 as a motoring reporter for Stuff before taking on other rounds such as crime and justice, arts and entertainment, and Māori issues. In 2022, she joined NZME as part of the Open Justice project, a specialist team of multimedia journalists who cover a wide range of courts, tribunals, and legal issues across New Zealand. You can contact Tara at email@example.com.
'Put a nail through your skull': Builder who threatened foreman awarded $9k
The colleagues' argument began over the volume of music and the use of a pencil.
Nurse cleared of inappropriately touching a tetraplegic patient's genitals
The nurse admitted to touching the patient's genitals but only to change his catheter.
'I can’t explain how broken I am': Widow's grief after young dad dies in mill accident
Sorav Saini, a father of two, died after becoming stuck in a machine.
'This is huge': Gail Maney granted appeal hearing to fight ‘Gone Fishing’ conviction
Gail Maney spent 15 years in prison for ordering the murder of Deane Fuller-Sandys.
'Tragic situation': Timber mill worker dies in machinery incident
WorkSafe is investigating following the death of the New Plymouth employee.
How a Kiwi avoided exile after $200k burglary that allegedly involved killing pet dog 'Gucci'
The teen ransacked the family's Sydney home, making off with designer goods and jewellery.
Notorious murderer and prison escapee Phillip John Smith takes Parole Board to court
He claims the board 'misinterpreted' parts of the law when considering him for release.
Trainee doctor avoids conviction for crash as it could jeopardise his career
But he's avoided conviction after a judge ruled it could jeopardise his medical career.
'Unhinged' businessman raped wife next to sleeping children
It occurred amid the man's obsession with opposing the Government's Covid-19 mandates.