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Second man admits Jesse Ryder assault

Second man admits Jesse Ryder assault

One of the men involved in the injuring of cricketer Jesse Ryder pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to injure in the Christchurch District Court today.

January 28, 2015 | By More
Court halted by restorative justice issues

Court halted by restorative justice issues

Christchurch’s main police court came to a halt this morning over restorative justice issues.

January 27, 2015 | By More
Stabbing in gang confrontation admitted

Stabbing in gang confrontation admitted

A Woolston man has admitted a stabbing in an incident outside McDonalds in Linwood that added to fears of rising gang tensions in Christchurch.

January 27, 2015 | By More
Threats to government officials alleged

Threats to government officials alleged

The name of an Upper Riccarton man, and the details of the threats he allegedly sent by email to government officials, have been suppressed in the Christchurch District Court.

January 26, 2015 | By More

 

Opportunist Court House escaper jailed

Opportunist Court House escaper jailed

A prisoner who found an unlocked door in the Christchurch Court House and made his escape out of the front door was jailed today on charges of escaping from custody, resisting police, and aggravated burglary.

January 28, 2015 | By More
Last chance for ‘menace’ who must stay away from children

Last chance for ‘menace’ who must stay away from children

A last chance was given to a woman previously branded a “menace” and banned from being near children, in the Christchurch District Court today.

January 27, 2015 | By More
Office administrator admits frauds

Office administrator admits frauds

A 34-year-old Kaiapoi office administrator for two companies pleaded guilty to 16 charges of fraud in the Christchurch District Court.

January 26, 2015 | By More
‘Black Widow’s’ son admits drugs and firearm charges

‘Black Widow’s’ son admits drugs and firearm charges

The son “Black Widow” Helen Milner admitted three drugs and firearms charges, after nine other charges were withdrawn in the Christchurch District Court today.

January 26, 2015 | By More

Police Watch

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.

September 10, 2014 | By More
Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.

August 26, 2014 | By More
Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.

August 21, 2014 | By More

Observations

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

September 25, 2014 | By More
City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.

August 22, 2014 | By More
Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”

July 9, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

March 13, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

Firms pay out over archaeological breach

Firms pay out over archaeological breach

Two companies who mistakenly destroyed an archaeological site in Redcliffs have been convicted and discharged because of donations, and the processes they have put in place so no further breaches will occur.

January 22, 2015 | By More
Pressure increases over restorative justice delays

Pressure increases over restorative justice delays

The Ministry of Justice may soon face having to pay costs to offenders because of the continuing glitches in the Restorative Justice system, a judge has warned.

January 16, 2015 | By More
Prisoner recaptured after opportunist escape

Prisoner recaptured after opportunist escape

A prisoner in custody has made an opportunist escape from the Christchurch Court House. [Updated report]

January 16, 2015 | By More
Helicopter pilot admits aviation breaches

Helicopter pilot admits aviation breaches

A Canterbury helicopter pilot has admitted three breaches of the Civil Aviation Act and faces sentencing in the Christchurch District Court in April.

January 15, 2015 | By More
Assault with intent to commit violation alleged

Assault with intent to commit violation alleged

A psychiatric report has been ordered for a man accused of assaulting a woman at Christchurch Hospital with intent to sexually violate her.

January 15, 2015 | By More
Man-with-no-name remanded on bail

Man-with-no-name remanded on bail

A man who appeared to believe he had no identity posed some extra difficulties at the Christchurch District Court today and had to be told to be quiet in the dock.

January 15, 2015 | By More
Suppression granted to teenager on murder charge

Suppression granted to teenager on murder charge

Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old Fijian-Indian woman charged with the murder of one-year-old Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand at a hearing where she was released on bail today.

January 14, 2015 | By More
Women being targeted as drug ‘mules’

Women being targeted as drug ‘mules’

Women with little or no criminal history are being used for drug runs to Christchurch in the hope that they will get lesser sentences if caught, a judge said as she imposed home detention on a mother-of-two.

January 14, 2015 | By More
Road rage incident led to crash

Road rage incident led to crash

An apparent road-rage incident that led to a crash in Riccarton Road has cost the aggressor a term of community detention, a fine, driving disqualification, and a $3217 bill for the damage.

January 14, 2015 | By More
Woman admits face stabbing with scissors

Woman admits face stabbing with scissors

A woman who stabbed her partner in the face with scissors after an argument has been remanded for sentence after pleading guilty in the Christchurch District Court.

January 13, 2015 | By More