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Double 8 Means Double Opportunities


The Auckland District Courtroom 8 hearings vis-à-vis Operation 8 proceeded apace through the fourth day. After the protracted reading of the charges in both English and Maori—generously permitted by the judge—the Crown Prosecutor took the stage with his opening overview.

Given the judge’s suppression order, only two reporters were in attendance. However, the near-full complement of legal representatives for the defendants was present, along with two registrars, two translators and between 6-10 defendants throughout the day. [More]