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Peter Jackson Tu, 23, pleaded guilty to six charges arising out of domestic context — assault (laid under the Crimes Act), breach of a protection order, two counts of wilful damage, and two breaches of bail.

He was further remanded in custody for report and sentence by AV link on June 5.

The case was referred to the restorative justice process.

Counsel Stephen Taylor said Tu had already spent the equivalent of a seven-month sentence while on remand in custody.

A woman who threatened to stab her domestic partner during an argument with him, was sentenced to 72 days imprisonment — the equivalent of time she had already served on remand.

Tere Vanessa Kingi, 43, pleaded guilty via AV-link from a prison remand unit to threatening behaviour reduced from a charge of threatening to kill.

Counsel Mark Sceats said the victim was someone with whom the court was also familiar. The pair had an ongoing dysfunctional relationship.

A man facing sentencing for his 12th drink-drive offence was granted bail and was told by the judge to prepare himself for the possibility of a prison term.

Thomas Jason Marsh, 46, changed his previous pleas of not guilty to guilty of the drink-drive (566mcg) and driving while disqualified — both third or subsequent offences.

He will be sentenced on September 11.

A report into the suitability of an electronically-monitored sentence was ordered.

Peter Jackson Tu, 23, pleaded guilty to six charges arising out of domestic context — assault (laid under the Crimes Act), breach of a protection order, two counts of wilful damage, and two breaches of bail.

He was further remanded in custody for report and sentence by AV link on June 5.

The case was referred to the restorative justice process.

Counsel Stephen Taylor said Tu had already spent the equivalent of a seven-month sentence while on remand in custody.

A woman who threatened to stab her domestic partner during an argument with him, was sentenced to 72 days imprisonment — the equivalent of time she had already served on remand.

Tere Vanessa Kingi, 43, pleaded guilty via AV-link from a prison remand unit to threatening behaviour reduced from a charge of threatening to kill.

Counsel Mark Sceats said the victim was someone with whom the court was also familiar. The pair had an ongoing dysfunctional relationship.

A man facing sentencing for his 12th drink-drive offence was granted bail and was told by the judge to prepare himself for the possibility of a prison term.

Thomas Jason Marsh, 46, changed his previous pleas of not guilty to guilty of the drink-drive (566mcg) and driving while disqualified — both third or subsequent offences.

He will be sentenced on September 11.

A report into the suitability of an electronically-monitored sentence was ordered.

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