A man who pushed his pregnant girlfriend to the ground and kicked her in the head has been ordered to take an anger management course.
Aubrey Ivan James Wirihana-Curry was at home with the victim and their 6-month-old child on October 27 when an argument began, and he started smashing plates and punching holes in the gib board.
He pushed his partner down and kicked her to the right side of her head, police prosecutor Sergeant Steve Hickey told the Whanganui District Court on Tuesday.
She is four months pregnant, he said.
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When police arrived, Wirihana-Curry resisted arrest, saying he didn't want to go to the station as he needed to look after his young child.
He hit one of the officers in the face multiple times.
Defence lawyer Richard Leith said Wirihana-Curry claimed he had kicked the victim's bottom rather than her head, though he pleaded guilty to the facts as read by the prosecutor.
He pleaded guilty to male assaults female, resisting police and assaulting police.
Judge Dugald Matheson said Wirihana-Curry was putting his partner at risk.
"This was stuff that you shouldn't be very proud of."
He sentenced Wirihana-Curry to 120 hours of community work and nine months of supervision, with an order to take an anger management course as part of the supervision.