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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
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
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

 

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
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
Icecream burglar caught inside home

Icecream burglar caught inside home

A “Goldilocks” burglary involving icecream and vodka took a serious turn when a baby’s cystic fibrosis medication was poured down the sink.

July 20, 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

Heavy fine for black market middleman

Heavy fine for black market middleman

A Christchurch judge has sent an expensive signal to people who get involved with black market seafood.

July 20, 2016 | By More
Violent car chase driver accepts he needs rehab

Violent car chase driver accepts he needs rehab

Prison time and drug rehabilitation stretch ahead of an offender who ended a high speed dash across Christchurch with a struggle involving five police officers.

July 20, 2016 | By More
Shooting victim now faces arrest warrant

Shooting victim now faces arrest warrant

A man shot in the thigh in a mysterious incident in Christchurch last week has now had an arrest warrant signalled after he failed to turn up at court on his own firearm charges.

July 19, 2016 | By More
Accused music room burglary pair stay in custody

Accused music room burglary pair stay in custody

Major keys will be assuming a new meaning for the next couple of weeks for two men accused of burgling Addington Primary School’s music room early today.

July 19, 2016 | By More
Professional man faces more indecency charges

Professional man faces more indecency charges

Two more indecency charges have been laid against a Christchurch professional man who denied three similar charges at a court appearance last month.

July 19, 2016 | By More
Pub armed robber jailed

Pub armed robber jailed

Pub armed robber Anthony Reihana has been jailed for seven years six months.

July 15, 2016 | By More
$500 payment ordered for terrified road-rage victim

$500 payment ordered for terrified road-rage victim

A 46-year-old man must pay $500 to the woman he terrified in a road-rage incident that covered 17km of roads across North Canterbury.

July 15, 2016 | By More
Deported offender made arson threat

Deported offender made arson threat

A New Zealand sex offender sent back from Australia after serving jail time has been fined for threatening to burn down the Probation Service’s Christchurch offices.

July 14, 2016 | By More
Machete involved in violent domestic incident

Machete involved in violent domestic incident

After threatening his partner with a machete, a 28-year-old man clubbed himself with the handle of the weapon and then stabbed himself in the chest with a small kitchen knife.

July 14, 2016 | By More
Jail for teen who caused major South Shore fire

Jail for teen who caused major South Shore fire

The Fire Service will get nothing back from 18-year-old Jayvan James Simms for the $40,240 it spent putting out the sand dunes fire he caused at South Shore.

July 13, 2016 | By More

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