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Second-strike jail term for kidnapping

Second-strike jail term for kidnapping

A 31-year-old second-strike offender must serve all of the three-year two-month jail term imposed for a daytime carjacking in Christchurch.

June 19, 2018 | By More
Wounding police dog charge denied

Wounding police dog charge denied

A 29-year-old Hornby man has denied a charge of wounding a police dog and will stay in custody pending a bail hearing next week.

June 18, 2018 | By More
Big tax bill after four companies fail

Big tax bill after four companies fail

Tax totalling $191,344 was left unpaid after four companies set up by a man with four aliases went into liquidation in 2016.

June 15, 2018 | By More
Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

A judge told a woman she was lucky not to be put on the next flight back to India after she was caught smuggling food and plant material through Christchurch International Airport wrapped in carbon paper.

June 15, 2018 | By More

 

Fatal crash at 200kmh

Fatal crash at 200kmh

Police estimate a car crashed near Burnham at about 200km an hour, killing passenger Jamey Leigh Fellows when she was thrown out as it did a barrel-roll.

June 19, 2018 | By More
Professional man admits $402,000 tax offences

Professional man admits $402,000 tax offences

A Christchurch professional man has been given 10 days to tell his clients that he has admitted tax offences totalling $402,000 before his name suppression lapses.

June 18, 2018 | By More
Woman stood her ground when pig dogs attacked

Woman stood her ground when pig dogs attacked

A woman was injured when she picked up an elderly poodle while it was being savaged to death by two pig dogs at Leithfield, North Canterbury.

June 15, 2018 | By More
Meth importation trial goes to High Court

Meth importation trial goes to High Court

The High Court has taken over a case involving alleged importation of $50 million of methamphetamine from Mexico.

June 15, 2018 | By More

Police Watch

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police are appealing for public help to identify the offenders who carried out a series of dairy robberies in Christchurch this week.

June 8, 2018 | By More
Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Christchurch police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a pharmacy on Ferry Road, Woolston.

September 29, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

September 26, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

September 22, 2017 | By More

Observations

Local online scammer

Local online scammer

Those online scams aren’t only carried out by crooks in Nigeria and North Korea.

January 19, 2018 | By More
Overdue

Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

May 9, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

March 15, 2017 | By More
Pedalling drugs

Pedalling drugs

A 46-year-old was already on bail when police tried to stop his vehicle in early March, and they signalled him to pull over by using the patrol car’s lights and sirens.

March 6, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

Prisoner serving life admits two assaults

Prisoner serving life admits two assaults

A 29-year-old man serving a life term for a 2009 Christchurch murder has now admitted two more violent incidents in prison.

June 14, 2018 | By More
School, park ban for sex offender

School, park ban for sex offender

A 24-year-old man has been jailed and banned from schools, parks, and swimming pools after admitting indecently touching a 10-year-old boy who was playing football at a school playground.

June 14, 2018 | By More
League streaker must pay $1130

League streaker must pay $1130

A 21-year-old who says he streaked at last week’s rugby league match in Christchurch to win a trip, will have to pay $1130 in fines and costs.

June 14, 2018 | By More
Child sadism and bondage found in porn stash

Child sadism and bondage found in porn stash

Sadism and sexual abuse of toddlers was among the internet pornography found in the possession of a Canterbury sportsman and churchgoer.

June 14, 2018 | By More
Manslaughter charge over crash

Manslaughter charge over crash

A 26-year-old Christchurch man has been charged with manslaughter over a fatal crash in Russley on January 2.

June 12, 2018 | By More
Two police pursuits admitted

Two police pursuits admitted

A Nelson 32-year-old was remanded in custody for sentencing after he admitted two police pursuits through Canterbury in May.

June 11, 2018 | By More
EQC claimant told to ‘get on with life’

EQC claimant told to ‘get on with life’

A 57-year-old man who says he felt “stonewalled and powerless” in his dealings with the Earthquake Commission has written out cheques totalling $14,394 for paintstripper damage to EQC cars.

June 11, 2018 | By More
Warrant issued for dairy robbery suspect

Warrant issued for dairy robbery suspect

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old the police are seeking for a dairy robbery in North New Brighton last week.

June 8, 2018 | By More
Burglary arrest in rental thefts inquiry

Burglary arrest in rental thefts inquiry

Police are investigating whether two women arrested in Sumner are linked to a spate of burglaries in which rental properties were stripped bare.

June 7, 2018 | By More
Remands after dairy robbery incident

Remands after dairy robbery incident

Police opposed bail for one of the two men charged over a robbery incident at an Addington dairy.

June 6, 2018 | By More

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