A woman who did not know she was pregnant when she gave birth to a baby who then died has been referred to a restorative justice programme.
Mā Te Huruhuru founder Māhera Maihi told AM on Tuesday punitive measures are not the way to fix crime in New Zealand.
Nelson playwright explores restorative justice in Aotearoa.
After Olive Gully's husband was killed in a robbery gone wrong, she spent more than a decade being angry.
She wanted answers, and she wanted them from the man who did it.
Father Glen Vivian said he met with de la Harpe at a restorative justice meeting, which was “emotionally charged” and showed de la Harpe was also suffering.
“He has lost his livelihood and will to live.
Defence lawter Mark Dollimore told the court that the Restorative Justice process had "real potential", and that Winstanley had "quite maturely" engaged in counselling.
His lawyer acknowledged he was “not truthful” originally. But said he expressed remorse in the two restorative justice meetings, which were “very stressful and highly emotional”.
A gang member received a discounted sentence, partly because he attended a restorative justice meeting with the victim he had viciously assualted.
Judge Walsh remanded the company to June 20 for restorative justice to take place with the case now headed back to the Environment Court for sentencing.
Black Power member Christopher Rata kicked the backdoor of his victim's home open before viciously assaulting the man and stealing his cellphone but he has been forgiven for his trespass.Rata engaged with his victim in a Restorative Justice conference, which was positive, and had written an apology letter to him.
The Judge commented that the report from restorative justice was good, showing the value of the process for both the driver and the victim.
A Mongrel Mob member whose car was used to twice run down a Black Power member in Ashburton last year now wants a restorative justice meeting with his victims.
An Invercargill shop assistant faced up to the man who had menaced her with a tomahawk during a meth-infused crime spree, when he appeared in the Invercargill District Court today.
Ashley Judd says she met the man who raped her in 1999 and sat down for a "restorative justice" conversation with him.
Christchurch City Councillor Sara Templeton wants to meet the troll who harassed her online.
David Josiah William Brown refused to stop before he lost control of the car at Ruawai, killing a teenager in the boot and breaking the backs of three other passengers. But Judge Tomlinson commended Deziah’s mother for taking part in a restorative justice process with Brown.
Facilitators from Manawatu Restorative Justice Trust held a conference with driver and her whanau.
The judge included attending restorative justice as a mitigating factor when passing sentence.
A successful restorative justice meeting helped a man avoid a $40,000 reparation claim.
Studies in the USA suggest restorative justice might offer a way to identify and mend the harm caused by hate crimes.