Archive for November, 2015

Driver admits causing carnage

November 30, 2015 | By More
Driver admits causing carnage

A Sumner man has admitted causing carnage in a driving rampage across Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

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Teen was plied with drink and raped, Crown alleges

November 30, 2015 | By More
Teen was plied with drink and raped, Crown alleges

A 17-year-old girl alleges she was plied with vodka until she was drunk by a man she met online before she was repeatedly raped by the man and his friend at a Christchurch surf club building.

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Prison seen as ‘safe’ place to confront demons

November 30, 2015 | By More
Prison seen as ‘safe’ place to confront demons

A judge has said she believes prison is the safest environment for a drug addict to do counselling and confront the demons of his past.

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Custody remand for Ferry Road arson accused

November 27, 2015 | By More
Custody remand for Ferry Road arson accused

No bail was sought for a 31-year-old Woolston man charged with the arson of a Ferry Road business destroyed by fire on Thursday morning.

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Two guilty verdicts in Woodend rape trial

November 26, 2015 | By More
Two guilty verdicts in Woodend rape trial

Tears and gasps from family and supporters in the public gallery greeted guilty verdicts against two men on trial for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the sand dunes at Woodend Beach.

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‘Public service’ in tinny house robbery

November 25, 2015 | By More
‘Public service’ in tinny house robbery

Robbers saw a raid on a Christchurch tinny house selling synthetic cannabis as a public service against people doing harm to the community.

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Counselling for teen who saw two murders

November 25, 2015 | By More
Counselling for teen who saw two murders

A judge has ordered treatment and post-traumatic stress counselling for an offender who witnessed two murders in the space of two-and-a-half weeks in 2010 when he was a 15-year-old.

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‘Stuck’ jury making further progress

November 25, 2015 | By More
‘Stuck’ jury making further progress

The jury in the trial of five men charged with rape over an incident at Woodend has signalled to the judge that it has reached an ‘impasse”. [Updated report]

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Appearances by Swift, Taylor

November 25, 2015 | By More
Appearances by Swift, Taylor

After yesterday’s case of the thief who did a runner with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of pop princess Taylor Swift, there were coincidental appearances in the main police court today by a 20-year-old woman named Swift (charged with wilful damage) followed straight afterwards by a man named Taylor (charged with a drug offence).

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Shearer foiled passport checks designed to deter terrorists

November 25, 2015 | By More
Shearer foiled passport checks designed to deter terrorists

A woman who wanted to work in Australia breached New Zealand’s passport security which is designed to deter terrorists.

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