On another note, it seems that restraining orders are also worthless in New Zealand. The existence of the court order didn't stop this attack.
[The bad guy] broke into the house anyway and found the woman hiding inside. He punched her until she fell, and then kicked her, and told her he was going to kill her.She got away, but it wasn't because the police arrived. Relying on the system doesn't seem to work in NZ any more than it works here.
He threatened her with two knives from the kitchen and stabbed one of them into the floor beside her.