In the 2014 case of Police v Paki NZHC 3112 the appellant was discharged without conviction on two charges of burglary and one of theft. He was also convicted and discharged on a drink driving offence. This lenient sentence resulted from an extremely positive restorative justice report where the High Court of New Zealand held that the appellant had done everything possible to ‘put things right’ (para. 2). This included an apology to the victims, presentation of a piece of art, completion of activities with local community groups, and genuine remorse (para. 30).