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Tourist fined for shooting endangered blue duck

Tourist fined for shooting endangered blue duck

A Danish tourist will have to pay $10,000 for shooting a rare and endangered native blue duck, a whio, in South Westland.

May 5, 2016 | By More
Scamming of elderly victims admitted

Scamming of elderly victims admitted

Women aged 94, 93, and 80 years were the three victims of Denise Cherelle Greig’s part in a fraud ring that was scamming people out of their bank cards.

May 5, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects defence claim of ‘minor’ stabbing

Judge rejects defence claim of ‘minor’ stabbing

A judge has set aside a defence lawyer’s suggestion that victim impact statements need to be “taken with a grain of salt” and a robbery victim should have “got over” receiving two small stab wounds.

May 5, 2016 | By More
Jail for Linwood WINZ shooting incident

Jail for Linwood WINZ shooting incident

A 33-year-old Aranui man had been up all night taking methamphetamine before making threats and firing a shot outside the Linwood Work and Income offices.

May 4, 2016 | By More

 

Holiday bribes given to robbery victims

Holiday bribes given to robbery victims

Victims of a robbery were offered money and sent on holiday to get them to withdraw their statements to police, the Christchurch District Court was told.

May 5, 2016 | By More
Cellphone was target of bizarre robbery

Cellphone was target of bizarre robbery

A cellphone containing naked photos of an ex-girlfriend appears to be the target of robbery where the victim was lured into a trap by bogus Facebook messages.

May 5, 2016 | By More
Mother’s five-minute struggle with burglar

Mother’s five-minute struggle with burglar

A Christchurch mother struggled with a burglar for five terrifying minutes before neighbours arrived after hearing her screams.

May 4, 2016 | By More
$10,000 payment ordered in fatal crash case

$10,000 payment ordered in fatal crash case

A $10,000 payment has been ordered to the family of a young driver killed in a highway crash, but they will have to decide what to do with the money.

May 4, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.

March 22, 2016 | By More
Police investigate bus driver robbery

Police investigate bus driver robbery

Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.

January 11, 2016 | By More
Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.

November 20, 2015 | By More
Keeping safe during Cup and Show week

Keeping safe during Cup and Show week

Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.

November 5, 2015 | By More

Observations

Woman needed a lift

Woman needed a lift

A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.

March 17, 2016 | By More
Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”

January 24, 2016 | By More
The heat goes on Pooh Bear

The heat goes on Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.

December 22, 2015 | By More
Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”

December 3, 2015 | By More

Earlier court news

Woman ‘courageously’ disarmed attacker

Woman ‘courageously’ disarmed attacker

An Akaroa woman courageously disarmed an intellectually disabled woman who had just stabbed her in the back, said a judge during a mental impairment hearing in the Christchurch District Court.

May 4, 2016 | By More
Cross-town run ends in crash

Cross-town run ends in crash

It took four police constables and a sergeant to subdue Ricky Shane Stampa after the crash that ended his high speed cross-town run.

May 3, 2016 | By More
Woman jailed for two years for armed incident

Woman jailed for two years for armed incident

A woman has been jailed for two years for an armed incident that left her victim terrified and fearing for her life.

May 3, 2016 | By More
Suppression lifts on murder accused

Suppression lifts on murder accused

Name suppression lifted late morning on Peter John Carroll, the man accused of the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, who body was found near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

May 2, 2016 | By More
Cold case DNA match brings rape conviction

Cold case DNA match brings rape conviction

A former New Zealand representative wrestler, 49-year-old Devon Charles Bond, admitted the kidnap and rape of a woman in Burwood in 1994, after a cold case DNA match.

May 2, 2016 | By More
Custody remand for murder accused

Custody remand for murder accused

A 51-year-old man has been remanded in custody on a charge of murdering Marcus Luke Tucker whose burnt and beaten body was found dumped near Lake Ellesmere last week.

May 2, 2016 | By More
Home detention for prison smuggling

Home detention for prison smuggling

A 48-year-old man who tried to take drugs and a SIM card into the Christchurch Men’s Prison was sentenced to home detention and told any loyalties he may have had were misplaced.

May 1, 2016 | By More
Three-month delay for teen’s murder trial

Three-month delay for teen’s murder trial

A new trial date in November has been set for the two-week trial of a teenager charged with the murder of an elderly man at his Upper Riccarton home last August.

May 1, 2016 | By More
Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

A judge had to “hit the books” to grapple with New Zealand’s three-strikes justice system to work out how to handle additional jail time for an offender already serving a second strike term.

April 29, 2016 | By More
Man received gear stolen from construction companies

Man received gear stolen from construction companies

A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.

April 29, 2016 | By More

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