Restorative justice for teens charged in jetski death
from the article in the New Zealand Herald:
Family of Bishop Thompson, the teenager killed in a jetski accident near Rotorua in January, told a judge they never wanted to see the matter taken to court.
Speaking at the invitation of Judge Chris McGuire in the Rotorua District Court this morning, family spokesman Mana Witoko said it supported the plan to have the two youths charged in connection with the death take part in a restorative justice programme.
Ricardo Maaka and Teimana Harrison, both 18, have pleaded guilty to operating a ship in a manner likely to cause unnecessary danger to persons or property.
Judge McGuire did not enter convictions and referred them to the Mana Social Services restorative justice programme.
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