'Urewera four' appeal today
The ‘Urewera four’ are asking the Court of Appeal today to throw out their convictions and sentences.
Tame Iti, Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, Urs Signer and Emily Bailey were found guilty in March of firearms offences, including unlawful possession of military-style firearms and Molotov cocktails at training camps held in the Urewera Ranges in 2006 and 2007.
Signer and Bailey were sentenced in May to nine months' home detention for their part in the operation, while Kemara and Iti were earlier each sentenced to two and a half years jail.
Justices Mark O’Regan, Terence Arnold and Ellen France will hear today’s appeal via video link with the lawyers representing the convicted group.