He's Tauranga's high-profile family court judge. Carly Gibbs catches up with Judge Paul Geoghegan.

NIGHT was falling when Paul Geoghegan walked out the doors of Taupō District Court.

As he moved into the growing gloom, a thick voice called out: "Are you Judge Geoghegan?"

Geoghegan tensed.


Next to the courthouse, the new Taupō Police Station was being built and security fences were down. In the fading light, the shadowy figure loomed large. Was he a builder? Or something more sinister? Unsure of the man's intentions, he hesitated before giving his answer - but as always, spoke clearly and honestly.
"Yeah, I