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The New Zealand Herald
How we raised a killerSpecial investigation: The 13-year-old boy who killed Henderson dairy owner Aru
How we raised a killer
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Special investigation: The 13-year-old boy who killed Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar was a social timebomb just waiting to explode. Today the Weekend herald reveals his horrific past - and how our social service agencies repeatedly failed to take... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mike Pero Mortgages broker barred while dispute is ongoingAn ex-Mike Pero Mortgages broker has been barred from competing with the busine
Mike Pero Mortgages broker barred while dispute is ongoing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
An ex-Mike Pero Mortgages broker has been barred from competing with the business while a wider dispute between it and a group of former franchisees is resolved. The ruling, from a High court judge, may mean the mortgage broker will need to sell his... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Luke Tipene murder trial: 'He didn't know what he'd done'Luke Tipene died last night after a fight in Grey Lynn. Photo / Supplied via Fa
Luke Tipene murder trial: 'He didn't know what he'd done'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Luke Tipene died last night after a fight in Grey Lynn. Photo / Supplied via Facebook The friend of a teenager accused of stabbing an up-and-coming rugby league player has described seeing his mate's look of shock moments after the fatal... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hugh Green family feud: Fight over rich-lister's $400mThe late philanthropist Hugh Green. Photo / Steven McNicholl The fight between
Hugh Green family feud: Fight over rich-lister's $400m
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The late philanthropist Hugh Green. Photo / Steven McNicholl The fight between the family of the late philanthropist Hugh Green is continuing, with two siblings now applying to remove their sister from two trusts that control much of their father's... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Maryanne Green's $400 million estate trustee status disputedMaryanne Green, the daughter of the late NBR Rich Lister Hugh Green, will not e
Maryanne Green's $400 million estate trustee status disputed
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 2 days ago
Maryanne Green, the daughter of the late NBR Rich Lister Hugh Green, will not exercise her power as a trustee over her father’s $400 million business empire until an application preventing her from having any power is determined. But Justice Helen... Read more
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NZCity
Jury chosen in gang drug trialA jury of six men and six women has been chosen in the trial of two men with ri
Jury chosen in gang drug trial
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
A jury of six men and six women has been chosen in the trial of two men with rival gang allegiances who are facing a number of methamphetamine offences. The trial of Terry Jones and David O'Carroll began in the High Court at Auckland on... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Dairy owner's killer fights name rulingA teenager found guilty of killing a west Auckland shopkeeper is to challenge a
Dairy owner's killer fights name ruling
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
A teenager found guilty of killing a west Auckland shopkeeper is to challenge a judge's ruling to have his name released. The 14-year-old who stabbed Arun Kumar in the neck at the Railside Dairy in Henderson on June 10 last year was found not guilty... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Teen killer fights to keep identity secretThe 14-year-old who killed Arun Kumar (pictured) was jailed for six years last
Teen killer fights to keep identity secret
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The 14-year-old who killed Arun Kumar (pictured) was jailed for six years last month. File photo A teenager found guilty of killing a west Auckland shopkeeper will challenge a judge's ruling to have his name released. The 14-year-old who stabbed... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Alex Swney's attempts to hide assets thwartedFormer Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney, 57, was sentenced in Auckl
Alex Swney's attempts to hide assets thwarted
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Former Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney, 57, was sentenced in Auckland District Court for tax fraud. Photo / Nick Reed Attempts by disgraced Heart of the City boss Alex Swney to hide assets in trusts and prevent the ratepayer-funded... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mobil to pay $10m for tank farm cleanupAuckland's waterfront 'tank farm' shown in 2010. The Court of Appeal says Mobil
Mobil to pay $10m for tank farm cleanup
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Auckland's waterfront 'tank farm' shown in 2010. The Court of Appeal says Mobil must pay $10m to help clean it up. Photo / Richard Robinson Publicly-owned Waterfront Auckland has won $10 million from oil giant Mobil for the cleanup of a heavily... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Teen admits stabbing, did not intend to killAn Auckland teen has admitted stabbing a promising rugby league player in the n
Teen admits stabbing, did not intend to kill
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
An Auckland teen has admitted stabbing a promising rugby league player in the neck with a broken bottle but says he did not intend to kill him. Vincent Angene Skeen (17) is on trial in the High Court at Auckland charged with murdering 17-year-old... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Luke Tipene murder trial: Teen admits stabbing promising league playerLuke Tipene died after a fight at a party last year. Photo / Facebook An Auckl
Luke Tipene murder trial: Teen admits stabbing promising league player
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Luke Tipene died after a fight at a party last year. Photo / Facebook An Auckland teen has admitted stabbing a promising rugby league player in the neck with a broken bottle but says he did not intend to kill him. Vincent Angene Skeen, 17, is on... Read more
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NZCity
Teen league star's murder trial startsA jury's been selected in the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing a talente
Teen league star's murder trial starts
NZCity / Posted 5 days ago
A jury's been selected in the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing a talented young rugby league player to death. Vincent Skeen, 17, is on trial at the High Court at Auckland accused of murdering 17-year-old Luke Tipene in the Auckland suburb of... Read more
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NZCity
Child rapist jailed for 12 yearsA man who raped three girls has been jailed for 12 years. Steven Colin Smith,
Child rapist jailed for 12 years
NZCity / Posted 8 days ago
A man who raped three girls has been jailed for 12 years. Steven Colin Smith, aged in his mid 40s, pleaded guilty to five counts of rape, two of sexual violation and three of indecent assault the day his High Court trial was due to start in Rotorua... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Two OPI directors plead guilty to Securities Act charges ahead of trialTwo former directors of property finance company OPI Pacific Finance have plead
Two OPI directors plead guilty to Securities Act charges ahead of trial
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 8 days ago
Two former directors of property finance company OPI Pacific Finance have pleaded guilty to two Securities Act charges laid by the Financial Markets Authority, ahead of a trial set down for October. Mark Lacy and Jason Maywald faced charges relating... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Collapsed finance co. directors enter guilty pleasAustralian residents Mark Lacy and Jason Maywald this afternoon admitted making
Collapsed finance co. directors enter guilty pleas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Australian residents Mark Lacy and Jason Maywald this afternoon admitted making untrue statements in two OPI Pacific Finance offer documents from 2007. Photo / Nick Reed Two company directors have pleaded guilty to making untrue statements in the... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Court Report: Bryers is backTo build your own NBR Radio playlist and enjoy instant on-demand access to any
Court Report: Bryers is back
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 9 days ago
To build your own NBR Radio playlist and enjoy instant on-demand access to any audio, sign up for our FREE smartphone-only subscription to NBR ONLINE. Allegations are swirling about former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers and his alleged role in the... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
FMA told to hand seized wedding ring backA woman connected to a gold trader whose firm is being investigated by the Fina
FMA told to hand seized wedding ring back
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 9 days ago
A woman connected to a gold trader whose firm is being investigated by the Financial Markets Authority has had a wedding ring said to be worth $92,000 returned to her by order of a High Court judge. Last week Lisa Robertson had a cellphone and... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Transport trio accused of briberyThree top transport officials accused of bribery totalling more than $1 million
Transport trio accused of bribery
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
Three top transport officials accused of bribery totalling more than $1 million look set to go to trial. Former senior Auckland Transport manager Murray John Noone (52) faces six bribery charges to which he has pleaded not guilty. His co-defendants... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Guilty plea after man stabs partnerA man accused of stabbing his partner to death in central Auckland after she ha
Guilty plea after man stabs partner
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
A man accused of stabbing his partner to death in central Auckland after she had finished an exam has pleaded guilty to murder. Mandeep Singh appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning charged with murder and attempted murder after the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Stabbing accused pleads not guiltyA man accused of trying to stab a woman to death has pleaded not guilty. File p
Stabbing accused pleads not guilty
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
A man accused of trying to stab a woman to death has pleaded not guilty. File photo A south Auckland man accused of trying to stab a woman to death has pleaded not guilty. Mataafa Taoipu Ae, 66, appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Man pleads guilty to stabbing partner to deathParmita Rani, 22, died following the incident at AWI International Education Gr
Man pleads guilty to stabbing partner to death
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Parmita Rani, 22, died following the incident at AWI International Education Group building. Photo / Facebook A man accused of stabbing his partner to death after she had finished an exam has pleaded guilty to murder. Mandeep Singh, 29, appeared in... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Bribery charges for former Auckland Transport boss Murray NooneA court previously heard the SFO alleged Noone accepted more than $1 million in
Bribery charges for former Auckland Transport boss Murray Noone
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
A court previously heard the SFO alleged Noone accepted more than $1 million in payments, travel, accommodation and other benefits. Photo / NZ Herald Three top transport officials accused of bribery totalling more than $1 million look set to go to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Motorway shootout victim: $1.4m compensation bid thrown outCourier driver Halatau Naitoko died after being accidentally shot during the Ja
Motorway shootout victim: $1.4m compensation bid thrown out
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Courier driver Halatau Naitoko died after being accidentally shot during the January 2009 incident. Photo / Brett Phibbs An innocent man injured in a motorway shootout has had his bid for compensation thrown out. Richard Stephen Neville launched... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Connor's killer told: 'Your day is coming' - Justice SystemMichael Murray was found guilty of the murder of Connor Morris. Photo / NZME.
Connor's killer told: 'Your day is coming' - Justice System
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Michael Murray was found guilty of the murder of Connor Morris. Photo / NZME. Michael Murray is expected to be kept out of general population as he serves his time for killing Connor Morris. He was found guilty of murder yesterday by a jury in the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Murray to be 'kept out of general population'Michael Murray was found guilty of the murder of Connor Morris. Photo / NZME.
Murray to be 'kept out of general population'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Michael Murray was found guilty of the murder of Connor Morris. Photo / NZME. Michael Murray is expected to be kept out of general population as he serves his time for killing Connor Morris. He was found guilty of murder yesterday by a jury in the... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Aust man escapes jail for cruise assaultA 62-year-old Australian man has been ordered to pay $NZ8000 ($A7100) after ind
Aust man escapes jail for cruise assault
Sky News Australia / Posted 15 days ago
A 62-year-old Australian man has been ordered to pay $NZ8000 ($A7100) after indecently assaulting a fellow passenger on a cruise liner off the coast of New Zealand. Eduard-Laurentia Popeea was on the cruise liner travelling between Brisbane and... Read more
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NZCity
Murray found guilty of Morris' murderIt started with a single kick and ended in Connor Morris bleeding to death on a
Murray found guilty of Morris' murder
NZCity / Posted 15 days ago
It started with a single kick and ended in Connor Morris bleeding to death on a street. Now Michael Murray has been convicted of murder. A jury took four hours on Friday to find 34-year-old Murray guilty of murder for striking Mr Morris once on the... Read more
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NZCity
Cop biter wins appealA woman who bit a police officer several times has won an appeal to have her co
Cop biter wins appeal
NZCity / Posted 15 days ago
A woman who bit a police officer several times has won an appeal to have her convictions discharged. The woman, who has name suppression, sought the discharge of her convictions for resisting a police officer and assaulting with intent to injure in... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Morris family greet guilty verdict with tears, hugs, reliefVictim's girlfriend Millie Elder-Holmes says decision 'doesn’t bring you back'
Morris family greet guilty verdict with tears, hugs, relief
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Victim's girlfriend Millie Elder-Holmes says decision 'doesn’t bring you back' but brings some closure. Millie Elder-Holmes heard the verdict by phone and said on social media that boyfriend Connor Morris had got justice. Photo / Supplied They were... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
FMA secures asset preservation ordersThe Financial Markets Authority has secured interim asset preservation orders a
FMA secures asset preservation orders
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 15 days ago
The Financial Markets Authority has secured interim asset preservation orders against gold trading scheme PTT Ltd, six associated entities and Steven Robertson, a shareholder in the company. In an announcement late this afternoon, the market... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Guilty verdict in Connor Morris trialA jury of eight men and four women have just returned their verdict in the High
Guilty verdict in Connor Morris trial
Otago Daily Times / Posted 15 days ago
A jury of eight men and four women have just returned their verdict in the High Court at Auckland following a two-week trial. As the verdict was read Mr Morris' mother and sister hugged and cried. A relative called out to the jury "thank you from... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Man who killed Connor Morris found guilty of murderConnor Morris and Millie Elder-Holmes in a photograph posted online by Hinemoa
Man who killed Connor Morris found guilty of murder
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Connor Morris and Millie Elder-Holmes in a photograph posted online by Hinemoa Elder. Photo / Facebook Michael Thrift Murray, the man who admitted killing Head hunters gang member Connor Morris in a street fight in West Auckland last year, has been... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Families demand Auckland Council return Te Atatu harbour landSeveral families are demanding Auckland Council return Te Atatu harbour land to
Families demand Auckland Council return Te Atatu harbour land
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Several families are demanding Auckland Council return Te Atatu harbour land to them, and have taken their fight to the Court of Appeal. Seven plaintiffs originally lodged a claim in 2005, seeking the return of 60ha of Te Atatu harbour-view real... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Connor Morris murder-accused: 'I think I've killed someone'Michael Murray appears in the Auckland High Court accused of murdering Connor M
Connor Morris murder-accused: 'I think I've killed someone'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Michael Murray appears in the Auckland High Court accused of murdering Connor Morris. Photo / Jason Oxenham, NZ Herald Shortly after Michael Murray hit Connor Morris with a sickle during a street fight, he said to his younger brother "I think I've... Read more
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NZCity
Final witness due in Connor Morris trialThe final witness in the murder trial over the death of Millie Elder-Holmes' 26
Final witness due in Connor Morris trial
NZCity / Posted 18 days ago
The final witness in the murder trial over the death of Millie Elder-Holmes' 26-year-old boyfriend is due to take the stand. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of murdering Connor Morris in Massey by striking him... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Connor Morris trial: Murder-accused says sickle used to scare street brawlersMichael Murray appears in the Auckland High Court accused of murdering Connor M
Connor Morris trial: Murder-accused says sickle used to scare street brawlers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Michael Murray appears in the Auckland High Court accused of murdering Connor Morris. Michael Thrift Murray hit Connor Morris in the head with a sickle-like garden tool, killing him almost instantly. But it wasn't murder, he said. He told the court... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Ashby has time shaved off sentenceBut 28-year-old Alix Ashby - whose father Kirk Torrance played Detective Sergea
Ashby has time shaved off sentence
Otago Daily Times / Posted 18 days ago
But 28-year-old Alix Ashby - whose father Kirk Torrance played Detective Sergeant Wayne Judd in the hit West Auckland drama - still owes marketing company Brand Spanking more than $14,000, which is due to be paid next week. She worked as a talent... Read more
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NZCity
'Leaky home' class action plannedAuckland-based law firm Parker & Associates is calling for claimants as it look
'Leaky home' class action planned
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
Auckland-based law firm Parker & Associates is calling for claimants as it looks to file a class action lawsuit against global building materials supplier James Hardie. The law firm has filed a claim in the High Court at Auckland on behalf of Tracey... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Woman charged with ill-treating a horse appeals animal banAnne Power was found guilty of recklessly ill-treating a horse. Photo / TV3 A
Woman charged with ill-treating a horse appeals animal ban
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Anne Power was found guilty of recklessly ill-treating a horse. Photo / TV3 A woman who was forced to give up all her animals and banned from owning any more for 10 years is challenging the penalties. Anne Power was found guilty of recklessly... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Former victim's mum praises sentenceTony Douglas Robertson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-pa
Former victim's mum praises sentence
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Tony Douglas Robertson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 24 years. The news that Tony Douglas Robertson could spend the rest of his life locked up in prison after he raped and killed Blessie Gotingco in Auckland... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Man avoids jail over role in double murderThe man appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning. Photo / File A so
Man avoids jail over role in double murder
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
The man appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning. Photo / File A south Auckland man who acted as an accessory after a double murder has avoided a jail term. Bal Krishnan Naidu, 65, appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kidnap girl's mum praises sentenceTony Douglas Robertson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-pa
Kidnap girl's mum praises sentence
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
Tony Douglas Robertson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 24 years. The news that Tony Douglas Robertson could spend the rest of his life locked up in prison after he raped and killed Blessie Gotingco in Auckland... Read more
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NZCity
Morris trial jury to see Murray interviewA full police interview with the man accused of murdering Connor Morris will be
Morris trial jury to see Murray interview
NZCity / Posted 23 days ago
A full police interview with the man accused of murdering Connor Morris will be shown to a jury as the Crown wraps up its case. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of murdering 26-year-old Mr Morris in a street... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Top cop cleared over perjury accusation in Dotcom caseGrant Wormald gave evidence in the High Court at Auckland relating to the searc
Top cop cleared over perjury accusation in Dotcom case
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
Grant Wormald gave evidence in the High Court at Auckland relating to the search and arrest warrants executed by police at Dotcom's Coatesville property. Photo / Greg Bowker There is no evidence a top policeman committed perjury while giving... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Blessie killer gets life behind barsTony Robertson in the dock at Auckland High Court. Photo/file The former Taura
Blessie killer gets life behind bars
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Tony Robertson in the dock at Auckland High Court. Photo/file The former Tauranga man who has been convicted of raping and murdering Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco has been jailed for life. Tony Douglas Robertson, 28, has been sentenced to life... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Blessie murderer to be sentencedTony Douglas Robertson. Photo by NZ Herald In May, Tony Douglas Robertson was
Blessie murderer to be sentenced
Otago Daily Times / Posted 24 days ago
Tony Douglas Robertson. Photo by NZ Herald In May, Tony Douglas Robertson was convicted by a jury in the High Court at Auckland of raping and killing the 56-year-old North Shore mother-of-three. The 28-year-old hit Ms Gotingco while driving around... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Blessie's killer: Tony Robertson to be sentencedTony Robertson in court during the Blessie murder trial. The man who raped and
Blessie's killer: Tony Robertson to be sentenced
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Tony Robertson in court during the Blessie murder trial. The man who raped and murdered Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco will be sentenced today to life imprisonment this morning. The only question facing Justice Timothy Brewer will be the minimum... Read more
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NZCity
Millie Elder-Holmes to take standAlmost exactly a year after Millie Elder-Holmes saw her boyfriend lying on the
Millie Elder-Holmes to take stand
NZCity / Posted 24 days ago
Almost exactly a year after Millie Elder-Holmes saw her boyfriend lying on the ground after being fatally struck in an Auckland street brawl, she's due to give evidence at the trial over his alleged murder. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial in the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Woman admits pimping out daughterIn the High Court today, the 49-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of bei
Woman admits pimping out daughter
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
In the High Court today, the 49-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of being a party to sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and being a party to attempted sexual violation. A West Auckland woman has admitted pimping out her young... Read more
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