Crime

$1m soccer claim to be arbitrated

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Ousted footballer Bruce Akamoeau Bien has gone 1-nil up in the opening minutes of his tightly-fought legal contest with Cook Islands Football. 

He was one of Cook Islands’ leading tourism operators, until last year he beat his grandson to death. Now, Ngaa Taria is seeking redemption – but has he earned it? 

Early yesterday evening, 79-year-old Papa Jake Numanga was discharged by the High Court.

Twenty-six-year-old Aue Inangaro Tamariki Vakatini, who alleges he was brutally assaulted by a police officer, has appeared in the High Court – himself accused with assaulting a police officer.

A motorcyclist was thrown through the air by the impact of a collision with a turning truck, leaving him unconscious for up to 15 minutes and with multiple serious injuries.

A father has been jailed after drunkenly punching a man three times outside a nightclub, leave his victim with such bad head and face injuries that he’s still in New Zealand for medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Violent uncle sentenced to probation

Tuesday September 10, 2019

The father of a young child was given a chance to continue his anger management programme after he was sentenced at the High Court.

Just a month after two government office break-ins, another two public service offices have been hit.

A man who has pleaded guilty to going on a burglary spree will have to remain behind bars for until he faces his fate.

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