A man caught cooking meth in Northland guarded his business with powerful firearms, including a .50 calibre machine gun. William McKinley, 52, travelled to Northland from the South Island in 2020 to make meth at a secluded location. But he was caught as part of a police drug operation Hare, which targeted him as the…

He stood calmly in the dock, long black fringe shielding his baby-faced features as a former high-profile QC-turned-High Court judge told him he would spend at least nine years behind bars. Hong Kong national Kai Yip Cheung, 20, had to wait a moment as his Cantonese interpreter translated Justice Simon Moore’s sentence to him. When…

THE QUEEN v AA class A drug supplies sentence. Serious methamphetamine supplies to undercover officer and numerous others in small amounts. Prior drug-related convictions. Spent some time in custody before being granted bail to attend rehab program. Completed that successfully. Pleaded guilty just before trial. From a start point of four years’ imprisonment it was…