Auckland man charged with injuring High Court judge

Auckland man charged with injuring High Court judge

An Auckland man has appeared in court for allegedly injuring a High Court judge.

James Lawrence Beaumont Gilliland has been charged with injuring a woman "with reckless disregard for the safety of others".

The alleged victim is Justice Mary Peters, who is a judge at the High Court in Auckland.

Election party: Jacinda lollies, strong 'covfefe'

Election party: Jacinda lollies, strong 'covfefe'

The national triennial bun-fight is upon us, with parties being thrown in homes across the country as the votes are counted. But how do you avoid political arguments and other potential vibe-killers on the night? Keep it lighthearted and inclusive, our party planners say.

Auckland man plied 14-year-old girl with alcohol, conspired with her mum before sexually assaulting her

Auckland man plied 14-year-old girl with alcohol, conspired with her mum before sexually assaulting her

A 29-year-old Auckland man has been jailed for more than six years after plying a 14-year-old girl with alcohol before sexually assaulting her in an attack he planned with the girl's mother.

The judge, sentencing him said he exploited the trust between mother and daughter.

Murderer Jaden Stroobant appeals sentence

Murderer Jaden Stroobant appeals sentence

The man who brutally beat his 69-year-old neighbour to death and then, as she lay dying and unresponsive, sexually assaulted her twice, has appealed his life sentence.

On May 26 Jaden Lee Stroobant was sentenced to preventive detention and life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years for his "callous and depraved" crimes.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to murdering the 69-year-old Cunxiu Tian in her family home in January last year.

Two heinous crimes, one common denominator: Meth

Two heinous crimes, one common denominator: Meth

On Friday morning, Julie-Ann Torrance wiped away tears as the High Court in Auckland heard how she helped brutally torture and kidnap an Auckland teenager. 

She sat alongside Nicola Jones and Wayne Blackett who had also played a part of the crime that became known as 'The Dome Valley case'. 

The trio were all handed down jail terms exceeding 10 years.