Archive for May, 2017

Australian deportation policy questioned

May 31, 2017 | By More
Australian deportation policy questioned

A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.

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Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

May 30, 2017 | By More
Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.

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Deer poaching denied

May 30, 2017 | By More
Deer poaching denied

A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property at Waiau, North Canterbury.

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Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

May 30, 2017 | By More
Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

A 23-year-old was fortunate the outcome wasn’t more serious for his street assault that left one of his victims with bleeding on the brain, said a judge who granted him home detention.

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Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

May 30, 2017 | By More
Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

A security company employee stole $179,300 from a cash machine he was meant to be guarding and buried most of it in his garden.

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Passenger charged with spitting assault

May 30, 2017 | By More
Passenger charged with spitting assault

A woman who allegedly spat at a crew member, and abused staff and passengers on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, has been charged with the assaulting a woman.

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Rape by two men at party alleged

May 29, 2017 | By More
Rape by two men at party alleged

The Crown alleges two young men at a party raped a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent to sex, but the defence says the girl agreed to the activity and regretted it later.

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Life parolee admits absconding

May 29, 2017 | By More
Life parolee admits absconding

A man on life parole for the murder of an 11-year-old admitted taking off his electronic bracelet and leaving his parole address at Odyssey House.

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More armed robbery charges laid

May 29, 2017 | By More
More armed robbery charges laid

A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.

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Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

May 26, 2017 | By More
Pair damaged stolen and abandoned car

Community-based sentences have been imposed on two young men who smashed up and looted a stolen car they found abandoned on a remote track near Kainga, north of Christchurch.

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