In the 2016 case of R v Poarau NZHC 443 the High Court of New Zealand held that there ‘can be no justification’ for a discount for a successful restorative justice process, and a further discount for remorse. Alternatively, the outcome of a restorative justice process should be considered ‘in the context of assessing’ whether the offender is ‘genuinely remorseful’ (para. 49). In such a serious case involving family violence and the use of a weapon, the court stressed that the purposes of deterrence and denunciation must remain significant (para. 27). Therefore, the appeal was allowed and a sentence of home detention quashed and substituted for a sentence of three years’ imprisonment (para. 56).