Leader of religious group accused of Elizabeth Struhs’ murder, committed to stand trial for 2019 incident

The leader of a religious group charged with the murder of an eight-year-old girl this year has been ordered to stand trial over a separate incident that nearly killed her three years ago. Key points: The leader of a religious group was committed to stand trial for failure to provide the necessities of life from … Read more

Half-million dollar costs awarded in Waiheke vineyard case confirmed after judge turfs out appeals

A judge has ordered a celebrated Waiheke Island vineyard to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs in a protracted noise dispute case. Photo / NZME A top Waiheke Island vineyard must pay its neighbors $412,000 in legal costs – thought to be the largest ever costs awarded before the Environment Court – … Read more

Lawyer Justin Harder censured for accessing police cells to confront a friend’s burglar

Justin Harder gained access to police cells at the Auckland District Court to confront a burglar. Photos / Supplied, NZME A lawyer who used his position to gain access to police cells and confront a man who had robbed someone he knew, has been censured by a court for his actions. Justin Harder appeared before … Read more

American teacher stuck in Singapore due to COVID-19 pandemic forged insurance letter to have surgery

SINGAPORE: An American teacher who was unable to travel home for regular medical treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic forged an insurance letter and deceived a hospital into performing a surgical procedure worth about S$20,000 on him. Vericker Michael Gunderson, 43, was sentenced to a year’s jail on Wednesday (Dec 7). He pleaded guilty to … Read more

Baby blood donor vaccine battle: Judge rules in favor of Te Whatu Ora, child to receive transfusion in surgery

A crowd gathers outside the Auckland High Court as an urgent hearing takes place to decide the care of a baby whose parents refuse to use blood from vaccinated donors. Video / NZ Herald A High Court judge has ruled in favor of health authorities who sought court guardianship of a seriously ill baby boy … Read more

Man admits repeatedly committing incest on his intellectually disabled daughter

SINGAPORE: A man committed incest on his intellectually disabled daughter when his wife was not at home, first doing so on the pretext of “sexual education”. He received sex acts from her after that on at least four occasions. He would scold her for unrelated matters before accepting the acts from her as an “apology”. … Read more

Court allows woman to sell family flat to claim S$175,000 maintenance from ‘ostrich’ ex-husband

SINGAPORE: A family court has granted a woman her request to sell the matrimonial flat in order to claim S$175,000 in maintenance owed to her by her ex-husband. Another S$370,500 from the sales proceeds is to be paid to her for the maintenance of their two daughters. The husband had defied a 2019 court order … Read more

Notorious Killer Beez gang member Latu Kepu sentenced to time served, laughs in court

Latu Kepu at a previous court appearance. Photo / Christine Cornage A Killer Beez gang member convicted of the manslaughter of a prison guard has been sentenced to 13 months for threatening to kill his ex-partner and sending her pictures of him with a gun outside her home. But he is eligible for immediate release … Read more

Baby blood donor battle: The court case where realities collided over treatment for a seriously ill baby

A crowd gathers outside the Auckland High Court as an urgent hearing takes place to decide the care of a baby whose parents refuse to use blood from vaccinated donors. Video / NZ Herald Two divergent realities came crashing together in the High Court at Auckland on Tuesday morning, with the life of a seriously … Read more

Lawyer Christopher de Souza faces possible disciplinary action for improper professional conduct

SINGAPORE: Lawyer Christopher de Souza faces possible disciplinary action for improper conduct after a tribunal found that he assisted his client in suppressing evidence by preparing and filing an affidavit that left out certain information. In its findings published on Monday (Dec 5), the disciplinary tribunal said that the information, if included, would have highlighted … Read more