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Gold mining company fined for excavation

Gold mining company fined for excavation

The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.

September 22, 2017 | By More
Three charged with organised burglary offending

Three charged with organised burglary offending

Three people charged with being part of an organised criminal group which may have carried out 80 burglaries have been remanded at the Christchurch Court House.

September 20, 2017 | By More
Offender caught on security cam admits burglary

Offender caught on security cam admits burglary

A woman caught on a household security camera “scoping” a property ahead of two burglaries has admitted nine offences at the Christchurch District Court.

September 19, 2017 | By More
Broken bones in bus stop bashing

Broken bones in bus stop bashing

A 30-year-old man admitted causing broken bones by punching his victim repeatedly while he lay on the ground at a bus stop on Pages Road, Christchurch.

September 15, 2017 | By More

 

All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

A Christchurch security consultant who did work for the All Blacks has had to sell his home to pay a court order for $225,000 unpaid taxes – about two thirds of what he owes.

September 24, 2017 | By More
Denials of organised crime charges

Denials of organised crime charges

Police allege six people were involved in an organised criminal group carrying out Christchurch burglaries, and have laid about 100 charges.

September 20, 2017 | By More
Damage to sports fields denied

Damage to sports fields denied

A St Albans man denies damaging a soccer field and training areas by driving a car over them at Burnside Park.

September 19, 2017 | By More
List of customers found in synthetic cannabis raid

List of customers found in synthetic cannabis raid

Police found a list of customers when they made a synthetic cannabis raid on a Yaldhurst Road house.

September 19, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

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
Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Two men and a woman with alleged connections to the King Cobra gang have been charged with firearm offences after a police armed offenders squad raid on a house in New Brighton last week.

September 5, 2017 | By More
Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Over the past four months Canterbury Police have seen a marked increase in the number of Mazda Demio vehicles stolen. 

April 18, 2017 | By More
Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Canterbury police say they are “very disappointed” with the results of liquor licence testing with under-age customers being able to buy alcohol.

December 23, 2016 | By More

Observations

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
Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.

January 9, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

In-home carer shook baby girl

In-home carer shook baby girl

A paid in-home carer who shook a five-month-old baby girl twice – possibly causing permanent brain injuries – has been granted home detention at her Christchurch District Court sentencing.

September 14, 2017 | By More
Non-payment of $250,000 tax admitted

Non-payment of $250,000 tax admitted

Rangiora businessman John Robert Stevens has admitted aiding and betting the non-payment of nearly $250,000 to Inland Revenue, a year after the liquidation of the Shalimar Knitwear company he owned.

September 14, 2017 | By More
Burglar told: ‘Open your heart’

Burglar told: ‘Open your heart’

A judge has told a burglar who was caught on camera by a householder to “open your heart” ahead of his Christchurch District Court sentencing in November.

September 14, 2017 | By More
Feelings running high for murder appearances

Feelings running high for murder appearances

Feelings were running high for court appearances by  two men charged with the murder of 24-year-old Bradley Lomax, whose body was found on the Waimakariri riverbed a week ago.

September 12, 2017 | By More
Scribe gets to court, pleads not guilty

Scribe gets to court, pleads not guilty

Hip-hop artist and rapper Scribe has made a voluntary appearance at the Christchurch District Court, two days after an arrest warrant was issued for his no-show.

September 8, 2017 | By More
Woman stole suitcases from travellers

Woman stole suitcases from travellers

A woman who stole three suitcases from Christchurch Airport, rifled through them and then threw the contents away, was sentenced to community work and ordered to pay reparation in the Christchurch District Court.

September 7, 2017 | By More
Apology letters for victims of HIV offender

Apology letters for victims of HIV offender

A man who put three men at risk by having unprotected sex while he knew he was HIV-positive has written letters of apology to all the victims.

September 7, 2017 | By More
Remand in custody after police pursuit

Remand in custody after police pursuit

A man facing 17 charges after his arrest in a police pursuit on Wednesday, accepted a remand in custody when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

September 7, 2017 | By More
Woman admits meth-for-supply offence

Woman admits meth-for-supply offence

A 23-year-old Aranui woman has admitted possession of the class A drug methamphetamine for supply, and has been remanded for sentencing with her partner in October.

September 7, 2017 | By More
Fresh arrest warrant issued for Scribe no-show

Fresh arrest warrant issued for Scribe no-show

Another arrest warrant has been issued for hip-hop artist Malo Ioane Luafutu, known as Scribe, after he failed to get to another Christchurch court appearance on drug and weapon charges.

September 6, 2017 | By More

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