On 16 August 2016 an article was published on the www.nzherald.co.nz website regarding Vincent Skeen which contained information the publication of which was prohibited by statutory provisions and Court order; was misleading to the extent that it conveyed the impression that a Court order had been made having the effect of withholding information from the jury; and incorrectly described a Court order.

The Herald unreservedly apologises to Mr Skeen, the High Court, Youth Court, the Defence, the Crown, and to Mr Skeen's family in respect of that publication; and records that Mr Skeen's mother strongly denies engaging in any conduct of the sort that was imputed to her in the article.