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Near-decade sentences for Woodend Beach rapes

Near-decade sentences for Woodend Beach rapes

An 18-year-old girl told of her anger at being raped by two men on Woodend Beach but did not stay at court to see them both jailed for nearly a decade.

February 12, 2016 | By More
New robbery charges laid

New robbery charges laid

New robbery charges have been laid against two men previously charged with a street robbery.

February 12, 2016 | By More
Remand on WINZ threat charge

Remand on WINZ threat charge

A man charged with threatening a Work and Income staff member in an incident last Friday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

February 12, 2016 | By More
Prison assault charge

Prison assault charge

A prisoner has been charged with a serious broomstick assault on another inmate at the Christchurch Men’s Prison three weeks ago.

February 11, 2016 | By More

 

Man charged with street sex attack

Man charged with street sex attack

A 72-year-old man who allegedly sexually attacked a woman walking on Shirley Road has been given a registrar’s remand to appear in Christchurch District Court on March 7.

February 12, 2016 | By More
Upskirt photograph charge denied

Upskirt photograph charge denied

A 31-year-old Aranui man has denied a charge that he took an upskirt photograph of a woman at Northlands shopping centre on December 12.

February 12, 2016 | By More
Man admits rape of disabled teen

Man admits rape of disabled teen

A 20-year-old man who has admitted the rape of an intellectually disabled teenager while she slept has been warned not to “take anything” from being granted bail pending sentencing – he will certainly be jailed.

February 11, 2016 | By More
Big bill after bad bets

Big bill after bad bets

A central city man faces a $13,958 bill after losing his money at Christchurch Casino and then losing his employer’s money as well.

February 10, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

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
Police warning about ‘white van scam’

Police warning about ‘white van scam’

Canterbury Police have received reports from the people who have been approached by two young men in a van trying to sell them cheap home theatre systems. 

November 2, 2015 | By More

Observations

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
Appearances by Swift, Taylor

Appearances by Swift, Taylor

After yesterday’s case of the thief who did a runner with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of pop princess Taylor Swift, there were coincidental appearances in the main police court today by a 20-year-old woman named Swift (charged with wilful damage) followed straight afterwards by a man named Taylor (charged with a drug offence).

November 25, 2015 | By More

Earlier court news

Jail for date-rape of sleeping woman

Jail for date-rape of sleeping woman

A 27-year-old man starting a three-year six-month jail term for rape has described his victim as “a lovely person” and said he hopes she can eventually forgive him.

February 10, 2016 | By More
Apology may follow WINZ firearm threats

Apology may follow WINZ firearm threats

Mitchell Shane Moulton wants to meet and apologise to the Work and Income staff he upset with his armed threats outside the department’s Linwood office last year.

February 9, 2016 | By More
Woman denies endangering children with drugs lab

Woman denies endangering children with drugs lab

A Bromley woman denies charges of endangering two children by having them living at a property where methamphetamine was allegedly being manufactured.

February 9, 2016 | By More
Man admits Facebook threats

Man admits Facebook threats

An ex-employee who sent threatening images as personal messages to a woman’s Facebook has admitted an unusual Harmful Digital Communications Act charge.

February 9, 2016 | By More
The Wizard of Oz at Riccarton House

The Wizard of Oz at Riccarton House

The Wizard of Oz production, sponsored by Anthony Harper, by The Forge, at Riccarton House. Some light relief from the regular heavy diet of crime and mayhem for Christchurch Court News readers. No crime in sight, except for the wickedness of the witch, and the blatant fraud of the Wizard.

February 6, 2016 | By More
Man back-tracks on public drink-drive remorse

Man back-tracks on public drink-drive remorse

A Christchurch man has rather diluted the impact of his very public apology for drink-driving by pleading not guilty and taking the case to trial.

February 5, 2016 | By More
Chinese tourist admits causing head-on smash

Chinese tourist admits causing head-on smash

A Chinese tourist will have to pay $7000 for causing a head-on crash near Glenorchy.

February 5, 2016 | By More
Diversion granted over raceway assault

Diversion granted over raceway assault

The diversion scheme for first offenders has been granted to a man charged over an assault at Riccarton Park Racecourse during New Zealand Cup and Show Week.

February 5, 2016 | By More
Bail refused for gun shop theft accused

Bail refused for gun shop theft accused

Bail has been refused for a Leeston man arrested at the weekend for a series of shoplifting charges, including stealing an $18,000 night vision unit from Gun City in Papanui.

February 5, 2016 | By More
Jailed sex offender says wife died in Philippines flooding

Jailed sex offender says wife died in Philippines flooding

Repeat sex offender David Stanley John Tranter says the Filipina woman he married while on the run overseas from the New Zealand authorities has now been killed in a flood.

February 5, 2016 | By More

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