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Road-rage driver must pay $500 to victim

Road-rage driver must pay $500 to victim

A pastor must pay $500 as emotional harm reparations to the victim of his road rage.

July 28, 2016 | By More
Aranui dairy robbery denied

Aranui dairy robbery denied

A 21-year-old Aranui man has denied robbing a Breezes Road dairy of cigarettes and cash and has elected trial by jury.

July 28, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects robber’s claim of non-violence

Judge rejects robber’s claim of non-violence

A judge has rejected a two-time armed robber and convicted rapist’s claim that he is “not a violent man”.

July 27, 2016 | By More
Airport cleaner stole forfeited cigarettes

Airport cleaner stole forfeited cigarettes

An amnesty bin where people left excess cigarettes they could not bring into New Zealand was repeatedly raided by a French citizen employed as a cleaner at Queenstown International Airport.

July 27, 2016 | By More

 

Recruitment consultant ripped off foreign workers

Recruitment consultant ripped off foreign workers

A Christchurch recruitment consultant has admitted ripping off mostly foreign workers for more than $20,000 and gambling away the money.

July 29, 2016 | By More
Defence wants to reassess sex attack risk reports

Defence wants to reassess sex attack risk reports

Consideration of preventive detention for a repeat sex attacker who was once a New Zealand representative wrestler has been delayed while the defence checks on assessments of the continuing risk he may pose.

July 28, 2016 | By More
Court responds to teen offender’s ‘great achievement’

Court responds to teen offender’s ‘great achievement’

A year after being involved in the aftermath of a violent liquor shop robbery, teenager Tamatea Lorenzo Briggs is seen as having the potential to be “a great leader”.

July 27, 2016 | By More
Receiving charge from Head Hunters raid

Receiving charge from Head Hunters raid

A man said to be a senior Head Hunters gang figure has been charged with receiving stolen travel vouchers after a police raid on the gang’s Christchurch headquarters last week.

July 27, 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

Prison may be considered for Redcliffs crash drink-driver

Prison may be considered for Redcliffs crash drink-driver

A judge has suggested prison could be considered for repeat drink-driver Sarah Jane Arrow who crashed into people walking on the roadside at Redcliffs.

July 26, 2016 | By More
Repeat upskirt video offending admitted

Repeat upskirt video offending admitted

A man who has already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs in Northlands has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.

July 25, 2016 | By More
Crash victims critical of police prosecution

Crash victims critical of police prosecution

A couple are disappointed with police handling of the prosecution of a septic tank truck driver who veered across the road and knocked them off their motorcycle causing serious injuries.

July 25, 2016 | By More
Shooting victim heads off arrest warrant

Shooting victim heads off arrest warrant

A man shot in the thigh in an unexplained incident in Christchurch last week has now made a voluntary appearance at court, heading off an arrest warrant that was issued for him on Tuesday.

July 22, 2016 | By More
No flying convictions for drone pilot

No flying convictions for drone pilot

North Canterbury drone pilot Simon Roy Reeve has avoided convictions for flying his aircraft at Pines Beach without authorisation when he was taking airborne footage of fire-fighting operations.

July 22, 2016 | By More
Truckie found guilty in cycle death case

Truckie found guilty in cycle death case

A 51-year-old truckie has been found guilty of causing the death of a cycle tourist he never saw as he carelessly turned his truck across a cycle lane in Hornby.

July 22, 2016 | By More
Short verdict delay in cycle death case

Short verdict delay in cycle death case

The verdict in the trial of a truckie charged with careless driving causing the death of a cyclist has been released but publication of it has been suppressed until 1.30pm.

July 22, 2016 | By More
Jury trial ahead over Otira bus crash

Jury trial ahead over Otira bus crash

A mechanic facing a serious charge over a New Year tourist bus crash on the Otira Gorge has pleaded not guilty and elected trial by jury.

July 21, 2016 | By More
Scale of meth seizures may cause sentencing re-think

Scale of meth seizures may cause sentencing re-think

New Zealand may need to re-think its sentencing regime for the class A drug methamphetamine in the light of recent huge drug busts, says a Christchurch lawyer.

July 21, 2016 | By More
Woman who committed stabbing will stay in care

Woman who committed stabbing will stay in care

A woman will stay in supervised care under the intellectual disability legislation for two years after she was found unfit to stand trial for an Akaroa knife attack.

July 21, 2016 | By More

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