All the defendants have been sentenced, but the legal saga of the Urewera Four is far from over.
Urs Signer and Emily Bailey were each sentenced in the High Court at Auckland yesterday to nine months' home detention for the firearms offences of which they were found guilty after their six-week trial.
The pair will serve their sentences in the Taranaki community of Parihaka.
Outside court yesterday Signer said the convictions were a "travesty", and the entire case was "racist".
He said he and Bailey intended to file appeals against their sentences and convictions.
"The whole case has been racist through and through. From day one this has been an operation to shut down Tuhoe aspirations for mana motuhake. That's what it's been all about, this whole case. Nothing else," he said.
Signer and Bailey's co-accused - political activist Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara - have already lodged appeals on the weapons charges on which they were convicted.
Iti and Kemara are serving prison sentences of 2 1/2 years for the crimes.
Yesterday, Signer said: "Two people are now sitting in jail, we're on home detention. We've been sentenced essentially on the charge we haven't been convicted of."
Signer maintained there was nothing sinister about the group's meetings in the Ureweras during 2006 and 2007.
"There was no plan at any point to commit serious violent offences. There was no plan at all. The plan has always been to advance te mana motuhake of Tuhoe."
He was reluctant to address evidence in the case because of the pending appeal, but when questioned about the Molotov cocktails the group was convicted of using, Signer said none of the hidden camera footage presented in the case showed the accused using the weapons.
"Even if they had ... what's the big deal? What's the big fuss around this? We were doing what we were doing on private Tuhoe land in a Tuhoe wananga and this case is a travesty. In 2012 a Tuhoe leader like Tame Iti is locked up on illegally gathered evidence."
Iti's lawyer Russell Fairbrother last month said he intended to apply for bail for Iti while the appeal was considered.
Legal costs for the case have been revealed as nearing $3 million for the defence alone, with Crown costs tipping the bill to over $6 million.
After a six-week trial earlier this year, all but Signer were found guilty of five charges of unlawful possession of firearms, and one charge of unlawful possession of a restricted weapon - Molotov cocktails.
Signer was found guilty of four charges of unlawful possession of firearms, and one charge of unlawful possession of a restricted weapon.
Iti, Kemara and Bailey were found not guilty of four firearms charges, and Signer not guilty of five.
The jury could not decide on the most serious charge laid against the four - participating in an organised criminal group.
The Crown decided not to pursue a retrial on that charge, because doing so would add further expense to an already high-cost case, and unprecedented media coverage could make it difficult to find an impartial jury.