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Yaldhurst shooting charge admitted

Yaldhurst shooting charge admitted

A 36-year-old Oxford man has admitted shooting his business partner in an incident at a Yaldhurst property on July 13.

August 25, 2016 | By More
Man self-harmed in domestic violence incident

Man self-harmed in domestic violence incident

A man who threatened his partner with a machete while she was holding a young daughter, then self-harmed himself with a knife, was sentenced to prison in the Christchurch District Court today.

August 25, 2016 | By More
Bail appeal refused on fraud charges

Bail appeal refused on fraud charges

A Redwood man facing fraud charges involving $91,850 has been refused bail at an appeal hearing in the High Court at Christchurch.

August 24, 2016 | By More
Apology keeps repeat drink-driver out of prison

Apology keeps repeat drink-driver out of prison

Bay Aferahama Haika’s very public apology has helped to keep him out of prison for his fourth drink-driving conviction.

August 23, 2016 | By More

 

16-hour kidnap, bashing by Mongrel Mob alleged

16-hour kidnap, bashing by Mongrel Mob alleged

A man was bashed with hammers and knuckledusters, punched and stomped during a 16-hour kidnapping by members and associates of the Aotearoa Mongrel Mob, the Crown alleged as a three-week trial began in the High Court at Christchurch.

August 25, 2016 | By More
Taser robbery charges denied

Taser robbery charges denied

A man police allege used a taser to try to rob a dairy in Opawa in July has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges in the Christchurch District Court.

August 25, 2016 | By More
Teen cries at robbery sentencing

Teen cries at robbery sentencing

A teenager who had not taken chances to address his synthetic cannabis addiction was jailed for over two years for the armed robbery of a convenience store, at the Christchurch District Court today.

August 24, 2016 | By More
‘Burglar with a conscience’ sent to prison

‘Burglar with a conscience’ sent to prison

A 21-year-old burglar who repeatedly raided Selwyn District properties has claimed to have a conscience – he tried not to spoil children’s Christmases.

August 24, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun. 

May 28, 2016 | By More
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

Observations

Judge needles accused drug user

Judge needles accused drug user

Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”

July 1, 2016 | By More
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

Earlier court news

Child cancer donation for drone flight

Child cancer donation for drone flight

The Child Cancer Foundation has gained a $500 windfall from the prosecution of Kaiapoi man Simon Roy Reeve who breached Civil Aviation rules by flying his drone at Pines Beach when a helicopter was fighting a fire.

August 23, 2016 | By More
Laneway Cafe marks Year One

Laneway Cafe marks Year One

Laneway Café has marked its first year in its permanent premises in Durham Street with a one-year birthday party for its regulars.

August 21, 2016 | By More
Meth involved in dangerous driving that injured two

Meth involved in dangerous driving that injured two

A 31-year-old with Mongrel Mob links was high on methamphetamine and alcohol when his aggressive driving injured two people in a taxi he crashed into.

August 21, 2016 | By More
Drugs robbery victim was forced to strip

Drugs robbery victim was forced to strip

A man was forced to strip naked and squat in front a vehicle at the end of a gang-linked drugs shake-down, the Christchurch District Court was told.

August 19, 2016 | By More
Teen jailed for street robbery

Teen jailed for street robbery

A youth has been sent to prison for 18 months for his part in a group robbery of teenagers in November.

August 19, 2016 | By More
Third arrest over synthetic cannabis raids

Third arrest over synthetic cannabis raids

A third person arrested after major police raids on an alleged synthetic cannabis supply ring has denied five charges at the Christchurch District Court.

August 18, 2016 | By More
Gang figure denies receiving charge

Gang figure denies receiving charge

A man said to be a senior Head Hunters gang figure in Christchurch has denied a charge of receiving stolen travel vouchers.

August 18, 2016 | By More
Juror cleared of making Facebook check

Juror cleared of making Facebook check

A juror has been cleared of an allegation that she looked up the Facebook page of one of the defendants during a Christchurch District Court arson trial.

August 18, 2016 | By More
Ram attack driver missed his target

Ram attack driver missed his target

A 27-year-old man deliberately rammed a car off Hoon Hay Road but missed injuring the target of his attack.

August 18, 2016 | By More
Thefts totalling $140,000 alleged

Thefts totalling $140,000 alleged

Thefts totalling nearly $140,000 are alleged against a Halswell man who faced a total of 90 charges at the Christchurch District Court today.

August 17, 2016 | By More

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