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More sex allegations against bus driver

More sex allegations against bus driver

Bail has been refused for a Christchurch bus driver who faced 17 more sex charges at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

April 23, 2015 | By More
Man told to keep out of police business

Man told to keep out of police business

A 20-year-old has been told to mind his own business when the police are going about theirs — and jailed for 10 months.

April 23, 2015 | By More
‘I have done some very bad things, Dad’

‘I have done some very bad things, Dad’

Manson Antonievic wrote from prison to his father: “I am always thinking about things that aren’t right, and obsessing constantly about murdering chicks.”

April 23, 2015 | By More
Court told of alleged threats to son by ‘Black Widow’

Court told of alleged threats to son by ‘Black Widow’

“Whispers” at Christchurch Prison about threats by Adam Francis Murray Kearns’ mother — the Black Widow”, convicted murderer Helen Milner — led to him obtaining a sawn-of shotgun for his protection.

April 22, 2015 | By More

 

Three deny prison murder charges

Three deny prison murder charges

Three men charged with the murder in prison of Benton Marni Parata have pleaded not guilty at a pre-trial appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

April 24, 2015 | By More
No extra jail time for mobster

No extra jail time for mobster

A judge decided not to extend a jail term for the Mongrel Mob man who was being sentenced for unlawfully taking the car he later crashed, killing a 15-year-old passenger.

April 23, 2015 | By More
Jail for sex industry stabbing

Jail for sex industry stabbing

One of the youngest people placed on the methadone programme at a Christchurch rehabilitation centre has been jailed for over four years for stabbing a man in a sex industry fracas last May.

April 23, 2015 | By More
Further psychiatric report ordered in road rage case

Further psychiatric report ordered in road rage case

A psychiatric report on a man’s fitness to stand trial has been ordered in a case involving allegations over a violent road rage incident in North Canterbury.

April 23, 2015 | By More

Police Watch

Three charged after prison death investigation

Three charged after prison death investigation

Police have charged three men with murder following a homicide investigation into the death of 44-year-old Benton Marni Parata after an alleged attack in Christchurch Prison last week.

April 2, 2015 | By More
Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.

March 31, 2015 | By More
Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.

February 3, 2015 | By More
Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.

October 23, 2014 | By More

Observations

Licensing for parenthood

Licensing for parenthood

Grappling with the sentencing of a young dad for domestic violence, Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish came up with the idea of a whole new licensing system.

April 1, 2015 | By More
A glitch in the paper trail

A glitch in the paper trail

The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.

March 31, 2015 | By More
Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

September 25, 2014 | By More
City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.

August 22, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

Cocaine importer caught at airport

Cocaine importer caught at airport

A Christchurch man was caught at Auckland Airport because he was seen to be affected by cocaine — the drug he was trying to import from South America.

April 22, 2015 | By More
Officer bashed at child’s birthday party

Officer bashed at child’s birthday party

A 20-year-old awaits sentencing after admitting the bashing of a policeman at a fracas that broke out at a six-year-old’s birthday party.

April 21, 2015 | By More
Two more charged with prison assault

Two more charged with prison assault

Two more men have been charged over an alleged serious assault in Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 31.

April 21, 2015 | By More
Bus driver denies sex charges

Bus driver denies sex charges

A former Christchurch bus driver is denying sex allegations.

April 20, 2015 | By More
Cathedral burglary charges dropped

Cathedral burglary charges dropped

Letters of apology and donations to charity have halted the prosecution of two North Island men charged with burgling Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral.

April 20, 2015 | By More
Man admits intimidating woman with approach in street

Man admits intimidating woman with approach in street

A Mairehau man has admitted an intimidation charge with the police alleging that he lunged at a woman he spoke to in the street at New Brighton.

April 17, 2015 | By More
$20,000 losses from online frauds, court told

$20,000 losses from online frauds, court told

When a Trade Me fraudster was caught, she tried to make money to repay her victims by committing more frauds on Facebook.

April 17, 2015 | By More
Teen crash driver dodges big damage bill

Teen crash driver dodges big damage bill

A teenage learner driver has been disqualified from driving for six months but has probably dodged most of the bill for the carnage she caused.

April 17, 2015 | By More
Man charged over home invasion allegation

Man charged over home invasion allegation

A 24-year-old Woolston gib stopper was charged with assaulting a woman, causing grievous bodily harm to a male, and aggravated burglary over an alleged home invasion incident on Tuesday.

April 17, 2015 | By More
Insanity finding in dog mutilation case

Insanity finding in dog mutilation case

A finding of temporary insanity has been accepted for a 25-year-old Christchurch man who kicked a dog and used a knife to mutilate it so badly that it had to be euthanized.

April 16, 2015 | By More