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27/07/12

Elvis Teddy, oil drilling protester A judge has thrown out charges against a ship captain who allegedly harassed a survey vessel during a protest against deep sea oil exploration off the East Cape.

26/7/12

A doctor who has admitted slapping his wife three times in the face has escaped conviction. The doctor, in his 60s, appeared in Auckland District Court today where he was granted interim name suppression to protect the identity of his family.

26/7/12

A judge has thrown out charges against a ship captain who allegedly harassed a survey vessel during a protest against deep sea oil exploration off the East Cape.

San Pietro skipper Elvis Teddy, 45, was charged with resisting arrest and operating a vessel in an unsafe manner causing unnecessary risk, after police boarded his protest flotilla ship last April.

26/7/12

The man dubbed the "accidental millionaire" has been sentenced to four years and seven months in prison while his former partner will serve nine months home detention.

The charges relate to an alleged breach of the exclusion zone around the oil exploration vessel Orient Explorer, which was carrying out a survey of the Raukumara Basin for Brazilian oil giant Petrobras.

14/06/12

If you want to stage a successful protest, it helps to have Xena: Warrior Princess on board.

Lucy Lawless and seven other Greenpeace activists today pleaded guilty over the occupation of an oil drilling ship in February in protest of planned oil drilling operations in the Arctic.

09/12/11

The Auckland council should not be allowed to dictate how long a peaceful protest can last, a court has heard.

The council is seeking a permanent injunction at the Auckland District Court that, if successful, will stop Occupy Auckland protesters camping in Aotea Square.

06/11/09

A prominent New Zealand musician who made lewd comments to two young girls before pulling the head of a 16 year-old towards his penis has been given permanent name suppression and discharged without conviction.

The man had previously pleaded guilty to one charge of committing an indecent act likely to offend.