Archive for June, 2015

Former EQC staffer put on community detention

June 27, 2015 | By More
Former EQC staffer put on community detention

A former EQC staffer convicted last year of misusing the commission’s cars, phone, and fuel cards has now been put on community detention for more dishonesty offending.

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Justice Davidson takes up his High Court post

June 26, 2015 | By More
Justice Davidson takes up his High Court post

Special thanks for his work on the Pike River mine disaster inquiry were passed on as Christchurch’s newest High Court judge took up his post with a special ceremony in the city’s most ornate courtroom.

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School burglary charges denied

June 26, 2015 | By More
School burglary charges denied

A man has denied charges of burgling Darfield High and Darfield Primary School on June 5, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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‘Stick together’ on nights out, teen victim advises

June 26, 2015 | By More
‘Stick together’ on nights out, teen victim advises

Friends having nights out must “stick together” says a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver after she fell asleep in his cab.

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Acquittal on indecent act charge

June 25, 2015 | By More
Acquittal on indecent act charge

A 20-year-old Rolleston man has been found not guilty on a charge of doing an indecent act in front of two women in the street after a 100-minute trial.

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Taxi driver denies sex assault on drunken passenger

June 24, 2015 | By More
Taxi driver denies sex assault on drunken passenger

A taxi driver denies Crown allegations that he abducted and had a sexual encounter with a young drunk woman who fell asleep in his cab.

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Money stolen from employers repaid

June 24, 2015 | By More
Money stolen from employers repaid

Full payment of reparation totalling almost $10,000 has headed off a jail term for a 35-year-old solo mother-of-two who stole from two employers.

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Road-rage accused ‘fit for trial’

June 24, 2015 | By More
Road-rage accused ‘fit for trial’

A man accused of a road-rage assault has been assessed as fit to stand trial by two health assessors and has denied all the charges he faces.

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Facebook posting led to house break-in

June 23, 2015 | By More
Facebook posting led to house break-in

A Rolleston house was trashed and burgled of goods worth $74,291 after the burglar read on Facebook that the householder was going to be out of town.

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World Cup streaker dodges conviction

June 22, 2015 | By More
World Cup streaker dodges conviction

Fergus Alexander Watts’ cricket World Cup streak was described as “something dumb” by a judge, but the 21-year-old got his discharge without conviction.

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