Archive for February, 2015

Delay for Christchurch murder trial

February 28, 2015 | By More
Delay for Christchurch murder trial

A Christchurch murder trial scheduled for April has been delayed to early June with the appointment of Jonathan Eaton QC as defence counsel.

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Jail for ‘despicable’ offending

February 27, 2015 | By More
Jail for ‘despicable’ offending

A prison escaper who spent 33 months on the run has been jailed for nearly two years for what the judge described as “despicable” offending.

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Tourist admits fatal crash charge

February 27, 2015 | By More
Tourist admits fatal crash charge

A German tourist has admitted his careless driving caused the death of a Leeston woman in a crash near Springston on February 23.

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Court may consider preventive detention for sex offender

February 27, 2015 | By More
Court may consider preventive detention for sex offender

The High Court has ordered reports to consider an open-ended preventive detention sentence for a 55-year-old man found guilty of 23 child sex offences today.

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Appearance on Manawatu murder charge

February 26, 2015 | By More
Appearance on Manawatu murder charge

A 41-year-old man charged with the murder of James Poto Whatuira at Woodville, near Palmerston North, has made an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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Blackmail, rape charges denied

February 26, 2015 | By More
Blackmail, rape charges denied

A Waikuku man is denying rape and blackmail charges and his case has been sent to a case review hearing in the Christchurch District Court in May.

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Speeding stop led to arrest on drugs, firearm charges

February 26, 2015 | By More
Speeding stop led to arrest on drugs, firearm charges

A Christchurch father-of-two has been refused bail after allegedly being found with drugs and a pistol in a police speeding stop early on Tuesday morning.

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Cricket streak accused remanded

February 26, 2015 | By More
Cricket streak accused remanded

An Ilam student accused of streaking across the pitch at the England-Scotland World Cup cricket match on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

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Woman denies sex offending

February 26, 2015 | By More
Woman denies sex offending

A 71-year-old Christchurch woman is denying sex offending charges and the case is heading for a jury trial.

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Teenage cannabis dealer opts for jail time

February 26, 2015 | By More
Teenage cannabis dealer opts for jail time

A Queenstown teenager has been jailed for 10 months – at his request – on cannabis dealing charges.

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