Tracey Rochelle Wells
The incident giving rise to the charges resulted from a burglary committed by the complainants upon the residence occupied by the appellant and her partner, a co-offender Mr Te Maari. He was associated with the Mongrel Mob. Valuable items were taken and the property despoiled. An associate of Mr Te Maari, a Mr Wairau, learned the identity of the offenders. They were five young people, three 14 year old males and two females, one 16 and the other 18 years of age. The three offenders decided to teach the complainants a lesson and inflict their own punishment.
 Each of the complainants was rounded up at their home or at the homes of other people, where they were beaten and bundled into the back of a van driven by Mr Te Maari. The complainants were punched by Mr Te Maari and Mr Wairau, and on some occasions they were struck with a piece of wood and a wooden pick handle. In the rear of the van was a machete that Mr Wairau and the appellant brandished from time to time. All three offenders at some point in the journey had possession of the machete. While the male offenders certainly inflicted most of the violence there is evidence that the appellant punched at least one of the complainants during the ride in the van.
 The offenders took the victims to an address where they were herded from the van to a small shed at the rear of the property. From there they were brought out one by one and the violence continued. The complainants were struck with the pick handle and punched. The male complainants were ordered to put their hands on the bonnet of a car and were told they would have their fingers chopped off as punishment for stealing. The offenders repeatedly punched the complainants, although the appellant seems mainly to have concentrated her assaults on the female complainants. There was no evidence that she used any of the weapons apart from waving the machete at one point during the journey in the van. The three male complainants all received cuts from the machete as well as significant bruising to various parts of their bodies. One of the female complainants had a tooth knocked out and both females received bruising to their faces and heads. One of the male complainants was the primary victim, apparently having some family connections with a rival gang. He was beaten in a merciless fashion and spent two nights in hospital.
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|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|28-09-2000||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Napier||Kidnapping||2 Years, Imprisonment||▼|