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Robert Hohua murdered Maree Harlick last November.

Man who killed partner to spend at least 17 years in prison

Her 19-month-old daughter was in the home at the time of the attack.

Sungkwan Kim.

Murder suspect to be sent back to Korea

The man, facing two murder charges, was arrested shortly after arriving in Auckland in October.

Family Court

Kiwi mum leaves children home alone to travel overseas

She told her pre-teen girl through a text that she was leaving.

Codd leaves court in tears following the new ruling.

No jail for mother who blew six times over legal limit with toddler in car

"You've realised the low ebb that you hit," said the judge.

Andrew Little spoke to Lisa Owen on Three's The Nation.

Judges' sentencing lacks consistency - Little

The Justice Minister says judges are applying laws in different ways around the country.

Danone had sued Fonterra as a result of the whey protein concentrate contamination scandal in 2013.

Fonterra fined $183m over contamination scandal

The money will go to French food giant Danone.

Shearer will spend at least four of the six-month sentence in a Singapore jail.

New Zealand man jailed in Singapore for touching woman's breasts

"His blood pressure is through the roof," his family say.

Family Court

Triple murder-accused gets prison for theft

Sungkwan Kim is accused of killing three family members in South Korea before fleeing to NZ.

She attempted to suffocate her son and made him swallow a button battery.

Mother who made son swallow battery jailed

Prosecutors said she "thrived on interacting with medical professionals".

Judge holding gavel in courtroom

NZ court cases taking too long - study

Otago University found 20 percent of High Court cases take longer than is considered reasonable.

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Home detention for business owner after worker's death in explosion

The company was also fined $283,000.

Pike River boss Pete Whittall pleaded not guilty to 12 health and safety charges.

Pike River families win case against Worksafe

It dropped charges against mine boss Peter Whittall after he paid reparations.

Family Court

Police officers not guilty in teen-kidnapping trial

They were accused of "mock-arresting" him to break up his relationship.

The Crown calls it "an abuse of power and authority".

Alleged police teen kidnapping trial nears end

The Crown calls it "an abuse of power and authority".

Close-up of a hunter loading his rifle.

Gun policy expert likens Kiwi gun laws to US

Police have seized close to 6000 guns since 2012.

Diana Lovejoy in court.

Woman faints after being found guilty of attempted murder

She had conspired to murder her ex-husband.

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis is accused of carrying out an elaborate "mock arrest".

Teen at centre of alleged kidnapping denies underage sex

Two officers are accused of carrying out a "mock arrest" to scare a 17-year-old away from his younger girlfriend.

The one-year-old died from two skull fractures and her babysitter was charged.

Jury starts deliberating in Christchurch toddler-death trial

The one-year-old died from two skull fractures and her babysitter was charged.

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis is accused of carrying out an elaborate "mock arrest".

Teen describes mock arrest by police officers

The boy's mother had reported her own son to police for underage sex.

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Barack Obama arrives in court for jury duty

The former US President was dismissed from the case.