Cory John Wayne Ferguson cried with relief when a jury cleared him of serious violence charges last year. But now he is behind bars after repeatedly assaulting the woman the jury refused to believe.
An armed drug dealer who continued his criminal endeavours while on bail said he would resume using methamphetamine as soon as he was released from prison.
A man who tried to rob a petrol station then took police on three high-speed chases on consecutive days had a “no-stop policy”, he said.
A man on a “meth-fuelled bender” threatened to send gang members to his girlfriend’s home to rape her, a court has heard.
A Dunedin man who bombarded his ex-partner with calls and messages has avoided a conviction so he can continue to assist the city’s immigrant community.
An Otago woman who poisoned her son while he was in intensive care says she will not regret having the child even if she never sees him again.
A Dunedin man who threatened police with finger guns and had to be pepper-sprayed into submission has been jailed for a year.
A Dunedin woman subjected her then-partner to a drunken beating, then taunted him when he showed fear, a court has heard.
When Jackie Clark speaks in Dunedin she knows half of the crowd will have experience of abusive relationships.
A Dunedin shearer who left his ex-girlfriend with a harrowing list of injuries, including 50 bruises, has been jailed for more than two years.
A man stomped on his partner’s head and kicked her repeatedly because of an argument over cellphone data, a court has heard.
An Otago woman who poisoned her son with eye drops and nasal sprays while in hospital will never see the child again, the boy’s father hopes.
An award-winning truck driver has been disgraced after causing a head-on crash and leaving his six victims for dead.
A Dunedin man who was ripped off in a $100 cannabis deal will spend the next six months on a curfew.
A Dunedin man who left six people for dead after smashing into their vehicle has been “remarkably” forgiven by one of the teens he nearly killed and has avoided jail.
A Dunedin child sex predator who installed hidden cameras in toilets has completed specialist treatment for his predilections.
A man who had sex with a 15-year-old girl he had known since her childhood has "no mana", according to the victim’s mother.