In the 2014 case of R v N NZHC 2236 the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. The sentencing judge held that the defendant’s genuine remorse accompanied by a willingness to participate in restorative justice and an apology letter written to the victims were included as mitigating factors (para. 32). These factors played a role in a final discount of five years giving the defendant an end sentence of three years imprisonment (para. 33).