The male partner of a prominent Waikato couple has been sentenced to nine months of supervision for assaulting a child. The couple – who have now separated – have been granted permanent suppression of their names and any identifying details. The man, who is aged in his 40s, was found guilty of the child assault charge…

UPDATED 5.40pm: MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) protest. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/mp-chester-borrows-charged-over-tpp-protest-driving/ LISTEN ABOVE: Expert in traffic law, barrister Tony Beach talks to Larry Williams The Whanganui National MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives told NZME he would defend the charge…

The stoush that left high-profile cricketer Jesse Ryder in a critical condition started after a round of shots and an insult about “short arms and long pockets”. Two Canterbury men were fined and sentenced to community work when they appeared for sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today over the late-night attack near Christchurch’s Aikman’s…

      Jesse Ryder was in an induced coma for nearly three days after the assault. Photo / NZ Herald A Christchurch pub fight involving Jesse Ryder arose when the star cricketer took offence at being accused of having “short arms and long pockets” after not buying his own round of shots, a court…

GRAHAME COX/Fairfax NZ IN COURT: Glenn Green. Relevant offers New Zealand’s most notorious stalker has appealed his latest prison sentence saying he got confused about who he was stalking and lavished undue attention on the wrong girl. Glenn Green is serving a 30-month sentence for two counts of criminal harassment, offending he began three weeks…

This high publicised case resulted in sentencing delay.   A man who has admitted assaulting cricketer Jesse Ryder has had his sentencing put off until after the trial of his co-accused. Disputes about the facts of the assault by the 20-year-old carpet layer have now been resolved, after a hearing in the Christchurch District Court…

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