Tony Beach’s client, a mother of a disabled son, was charged by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) with using a document (benefit claim forms) on two occasions to obtain a pecuniary advantage (a benefit for looking after her disabled son). The offence attracts up to 7 years imprisonment. The MSD alleged that, because another…

Man accused of murdering Lance John Murphy goes on trial CHRIS SKELTON/FAIRFAX NZ Appearing at the High Court at Auckland: Michael Joseph Davies (left) and Steven Gunbie (right). A father of three was murdered on a remote hilltop with a bag over his head and his hands shackled, the Crown alleges. The man accused of…

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