A man convicted of human trafficking and slavery has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Joseph Auga Matamata brought 13 Samoan workers to Hastings between 1994 and April 2019.
They sometimes worked 14-hour days, seven days a week, without pay, the court was told during the trial earlier this year.
After work they were forced to complete chores at Matamata's home late into the night and would get beaten if his rules were disobeyed.
Matamata was found guilty of 10 charges in human trafficking and 13 charges in dealing in slaves, and acquitted of one trafficking charge.
He had denied any wrongdoing at his five-week trial at the High Court in Napier.
In sentencing today, Justice Helen Cull said the offending was "abhorrent" and created a climate of fear and trepidation.
Matamata also had to pay reparations of about $80,000 to the victims.
Last month, the Crown seized half of Matamata's property, including shares in homes in Camberley, Hastings, to put towards the reparations.