Home detention sentence

MMA fighter Fau Vake attack: Man sentenced to home detention

Ofa He Mooni Folau, 29, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting with intent to injure. He attacked Liufau (Fau) Vake, 25, who later died in hospital of head injuries, and his brother Ika after a night drinking in central Auckland in May this year.

"That's not good enough for being part of an attack that took a man's life," Vake's friend Dan Hooker said outside court.

"Six months, stay at home? That's Covid restrictions," Hooker said, who's also an MMA fighter. "100 percent the laws have to change."

Former Shortland Street actor sentenced to a year's home detention

The 47‑year‑old was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today.

In September last year, he pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault against six women in his acting classes.

Seventeen other charges were dropped including indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection.

His lawyer Ron Mansfield said the more serious charges had been dropped.

Judge Ronayne said Naufahu minimised his offending and shifted responsibility.