Archive for December, 2013

Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

December 21, 2013 | By More
Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

A keen Marlborough Sounds fisherman has been let off a charge of unlawfully transporting filleted blue cod through a protected area, but the judge says the case should not set a precedent.

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Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

December 19, 2013 | By More
Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

A High Court jury has convicted Helen Elizabeth Milner of murder and attempted murder, four-and-a-half years after the death of her husband.

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Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

December 19, 2013 | By More
Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

A victim of corrupt police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer’s sexual behaviour says she felt “trapped, scared, humiliated, embarrassed and betrayed”.

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Group raided Bishopdale homes

December 18, 2013 | By More
Group raided Bishopdale homes

The leader of a group that planned and carried out house burglaries in Bishopdale has admitted seven charges.

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Staff member admits thefts from charitable trust

December 18, 2013 | By More
Staff member admits thefts from charitable trust

A 42-year-old woman has admitted arranging extra payments of her salary to her account, and using a credit card belonging to Fertility New Zealand Ltd for her own purchases.

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Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

December 18, 2013 | By More
Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

The jury will continue its deliberations on Thursday morning in the trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner, accused of murdering her husband.

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Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

December 17, 2013 | By More
Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

Scrap metal yard boss Dean Raymond Crosbie has apologised to the car owners he harmed and has agreed to pay them for their losses totalling $57,034.

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Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

December 17, 2013 | By More
Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

Evidence of two contrasting text messages did not support Philip James Nisbet being suicidal at the time of his death, the Crown said in its closing address to the jury on day 12 of the trial of the man’s wife on a charge of murder.

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Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

December 17, 2013 | By More
Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

A judge has reserved her decision on a further extradition hearing for former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath who faces 252 child sex abuse charges in Australia.

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Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

December 16, 2013 | By More
Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

A young man with a medical condition that means he cannot grow hair was bullied and bashed by street thugs who mistook him for a skinhead.

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