The now high school students are accused of making false accusations and pointing out the teacher to the killer.
An 18-year-old has been charged and two teens have been referred to Youth Aid.
"For too long we've seen these gangs thinking like they own the show."
Matthew Stevenson was violently beaten up after dancing with a girl.
A coalition deal with New Zealand First will investigate the introduction and implementation of the degrees of murder sentencing legislation.
Tane Wipa was shot dead by police after holding his partner hostage for more than an hour.
Duke Matahiki was caught more than once taking crayfish, kina and other species from a marine reserve.
The woman who died following a hit and run in Naenae was 62-year-old Anita Rani.
Ross Douglas Browne had already been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison in 2021 for sexual offending.