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Deer poaching denied

Deer poaching denied

A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property at Waiau, North Canterbury.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

A security company employee stole $179,300 from a cash machine he was meant to be guarding and buried most of it in his garden.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Rape by two men at party alleged

Rape by two men at party alleged

The Crown alleges two young men at a party raped a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent to sex, but the defence says the girl agreed to the activity and regretted it later.

May 29, 2017 | By More
More armed robbery charges laid

More armed robbery charges laid

A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.

May 29, 2017 | By More

 

Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

A 23-year-old was fortunate the outcome wasn’t more serious for his street assault that left one of his victims with bleeding on the brain, said a judge who granted him home detention.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Passenger charged with spitting assault

Passenger charged with spitting assault

A woman who allegedly spat at a crew member, and abused staff and passengers on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, has been charged with the assaulting a woman.

May 30, 2017 | By More
Life parolee admits absconding

Life parolee admits absconding

A man on life parole for the murder of an 11-year-old admitted taking off his electronic bracelet and leaving his parole address at Odyssey House.

May 29, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

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
Overnight shooting incident

Overnight shooting incident

Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016 | By More
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

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

Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

Community-based sentences have been imposed on two young men who smashed up and looted a stolen car they found abandoned on a remote track near Kainga, north of Christchurch.

May 26, 2017 | By More
First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

A 22-year-old woman went on what the judge called a “mini-rampage” after being introduced to methamphetamine.

May 26, 2017 | By More
Stolen bike wheel changed everything

Stolen bike wheel changed everything

A stolen bicycle wheel meant life changed instantly and permanently for arborist 46-year-old Wayne Scothern, and for homeless 37-year-old Christopher Stone.

May 26, 2017 | By More
Reformed addict granted home detention

Reformed addict granted home detention

A Nelson mother has been granted home detention after a noticeable change of attitude since she menaced a Christchurch drug dealer who had sold rock salt instead of crystal meth.

May 26, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for injuries to baby

Man jailed for injuries to baby

A man who tried to force feed, and then shook a five-month-old baby, has been sent to jail.

May 25, 2017 | By More
Woman’s community work effort was a fake

Woman’s community work effort was a fake

A Christchurch woman’s “better effort” at doing her community work was an illusion – she had someone else doing it in her place.

May 25, 2017 | By More
More years in jail for determined burglar

More years in jail for determined burglar

A repeat burglar sentenced to 25 of the last 27 years in jail now faces nearly six more years after his latest sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

May 24, 2017 | By More
Armed robber gets a hug from woman victim

Armed robber gets a hug from woman victim

The woman victim of a “mindless” secondhand bookshop robbery hugged the knife-wielding robber after meeting him before his sentencing and hearing his face-to-face apology.

May 24, 2017 | By More
Bank robber-on-a-bike pleads guilty

Bank robber-on-a-bike pleads guilty

Brent James Atkinson has admitted being Christchurch’s balaclava-wearing robber-on-a-bike.

May 24, 2017 | By More
Man tried to sell stolen war medals

Man tried to sell stolen war medals

An unemployed Christchurch man tried to sell stolen war medals worth $2000 at a pawn shop.

May 23, 2017 | By More

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