Open Justice multimedia journalist, Nelson-Marlborough
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Drunk driver drove his Jaguar towards group at campground
He admitted steering his car at a group of people but doesn't want a court penalty.
Businessman jailed for tax evasion, forgery of almost $1m
He tried to justify false GST returns by providing IRD with forged invoices.
On the run: Teen cut off electronic bracelet and vanished after tangi
Kiel Paul was meant to be sentenced on Tuesday. Now there's a warrant for his arrest.
Driver apologises to young daughter over speeding drunk to school
Man scores seventh drink drive conviction, this time with child in car on school run.
Victims' lives destroyed by Thomas Hutt's violent, sexual offending
The ongoing offending had laid waste to the victims' lives.
Man whose stepfather-in-law died in dog mauling says tragedy caused outburst
Luke Shackleton said he wasn't proud of the way he acted, but didn't want to admit guilt.
Tourist allegedly indecently assaulted women after asking for selfies at the beach
'Come and kiss me, kiss, kiss, kiss - just one kiss', he allegedly said to one woman.
'Very simple act' might have prevented handyman's electrocution
Hire a Hubby Craig Johnston was found lying motionless on the floor by the homeowner.
'I miss him every day': Son speaks after tradie electrocuted at work
An electrician is now defending WorkSafe charges following Craig Johnston's death.
Aunt denied access to niece and nephew applied to court to be their cultural adviser
But the parents didn’t want her near their children.
Electrician on trial after woman returned home to find tradie dead on kitchen floor
Craig Johnston was working on a rangehood when he suffered a lethal electric shock.
Man took ex to court over a boat when relationship hit the rocks
He loaned her money to buy a boat and get it seaworthy.
Call centre worker alleges 'nepotism and favouritism' in how work allocated to taxi drivers
Company says worker threatened to send evidence of 'unethical practices' to competitor.
Accused walks free, victim jailed for calling alleged burglar's lawyer a f***wit in court
'I asked him questions about his girlfriend playing ‘hide the sausage’ with my client."
Man returned to cafe to demand refund after girlfriend refused coffee
In a separate incident, he also assaulted someone with a teaspoon.
'Simply dreadful driving': Man jailed after speeding past police station while drunk
Regan Murphy has three pages of previous convictions.
Justice for Drakie and Duckie: The five-year neighbourly spat over two Pekin ducks
Drakie died and Duckie was badly injured after being attacked by a dog.
Disqualified driver caught behind the wheel was trying to settle teething baby
Desperate for sleep the dad put the baby in the car and went for a drive.
Teen sentenced for sexual abuse committed 'hundreds of times' over 18 months
Victim told court: 'I was only a little child when everything happened.'
'This is just nit-picking': Plumber fuming over investigation that led to fine
The plumber's failings revolved around his lack of supervision of a subcontractor.
Unhappy camper: Tourist who crashed campervan wanted compo for 'mental suffering'
The campervan had to be towed after the tourist collided with a parked car.
Wanted for dangerous driving, man misses 24th call to court
The court has called Gaimhreadhan O'Coileain's case 24 times; now it is up to a JP.
Bungled boundary: Court resolves bitter feud between neighbours
Neighbour will have to pay $5000 for 25 square metre piece of land.
Man on family violence charges has a “defiant, hostile, victim-blaming” attitude
His name was suppressed, partly at the request of his victim who wants to move on.
Homeowner says dispute with neighbour over boundary led to minor heart attack
Barry McLeod claims his new neighbour is "trying to steal our land'.
Alpine tragedy: Love story ended on brink of couple's new life together
Paramedic Ian Harvey died after falling near a large slip during an alpine tramp.
'We feel hopeful that we’re now closer to a resolution': Nelson Tenths trial on home straight
Legal teams in Nelson Tenths case welcomed to region with pōwhiri at Te Āwhina Marae.
Nurse claimed Covid vaccine changes DNA so people are not '100 per cent human'
She has now been suspended for spreading Covid-19 misinformation.
'I got him', hit-and-run driver told partner after reversing over teen
Victim's father: 'My son will bear the scars for the rest of his life.'