The Project

The Project
A case reaches prosecution stage when charges are laid. There may be a number of hearings during this stage and name suppression may stay in place. The SFO will announce if guilty pleas are entered. If not, the case will go to trial.

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Two former employees of a charity that offered domestic violence prevention services for Pacific Islanders have been charged by the SFO.

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  • Betty Sio's trial scheduled to commence in the Manukau District Court on 12 October.

  • Tapualii Uitime's sentencing  scheduled to be held in the Manukau District Court on 2 October.

  • Tapualii Uitime pleads guilty on 23 July to nine representative charges under the Crimes Act. 

  • Both defendants enter not guilty pleas in the Manukau District Court on 6 March. They elect trial by jury and are remanded on existing bail conditions.

  • The defendants, Tapualii Uitime and Betty Sio, enter no plea when they appeared in the Manukau District Court on 9 October.

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