New Zealand Police v GK [2016] NZYC 359

Published 07 November 2016

Youth Court sentencing — whether to transfer to District Court — aggravated robbery — Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act, ss 4, 5, 208, 283(o) and 284 — R v Mako [2000] 2 NZLR 170 — R v Taueki [2005] 3 NZLR 372. The young person had committed aggravated robbery with co-offenders. At issue was whether sentencing should take place in the Youth Court or District Court. Sentencing in the Youth Court was appropriate; s 284 of the Act, the young person’s difficult history and the public interest having been considered. Supervision with residence order made with further order that young person move to live with extended family upon release. Young person to take part in mentoring and counselling programs.Judgment Date: 9 June 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.* * *