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Former teacher who sexually abused teen wants name secret forever

Former teacher who sexually abused teen wants name secret forever

A former teacher jailed after sexually abusing a 15 year-old is now asking for permanent name suppression. Judge Nevin Dawson sentenced the man to two…

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Henderson homicide case: Two in court charged with murder of Angela Smith

Henderson homicide case: Two in court charged with murder of Angela Smith

Two men have appeared in court charged with murder two weeks after the death of Angela Joy Smith in Auckland. The pair, aged 51 and 58, appeared…

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Ryan talks to criminal defense lawyer Anoushka Bloem about the case of Jaymie Tuki

Ryan talks to criminal defense lawyer Anoushka Bloem about the case of Jaymie Tuki

On the Ryan Bridge Drive show, he had been talking about the case of Jaymie Tuki, who’s been to jail 99 times and has 155…

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Northland woman with 155 convictions gets home detention as prison ‘ineffective’

Northland woman with 155 convictions gets home detention as prison ‘ineffective’

A woman whose criminal record stretches to 155 convictions has avoided her latest jail sentence after a judge determined prison does nothing to deter her…

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The rāhui sessions – practice management in the time of Covid

The rāhui sessions – practice management in the time of Covid

Anoushka Bloem hosted this Auckland Women Lawyer’s Association Event, called “The Rahui Sessions: Practice Management in the time of covid”.  Anoushka hosted three different business owners…

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Prison staff ‘seriously assaulted’ prisoner and tried to cover it up, court hears

Prison staff ‘seriously assaulted’ prisoner and tried to cover it up, court hears

Three prison staff "seriously assaulted" an inmate at Auckland Prison and then tried to cover it up, a court has heard. Peter Vaaga, Duane Farrell and Yogendra…

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Auckland man who spiked McDonald’s sundaes gets supervision

Auckland man who spiked McDonald’s sundaes gets supervision

An Auckland man who spiked McDonald's ice cream sundaes with prescription medication has been sentenced to 12 months' intensive supervision. The 22-year-old, who is not…

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‘Unruly tourists’ link is a ‘contamination’ scare for fraud accused, lawyer says

‘Unruly tourists’ link is a ‘contamination’ scare for fraud accused, lawyer says

Two men accused of fraud say they've been wrongly linked to the notorious "unruly" tourist family in a travesty potentially catastrophic to any jury trial.…

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