Archive for February, 2018

Couriers jailed after airport ecstasy bust

February 28, 2018 | By More
Couriers jailed after airport ecstasy bust

Russian and Ukrainian men who imported ecstasy worth $2 million through Christchurch Airport have been jailed for five years nine months, with speculation remaining about the drug’s final destination.

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Murder trial delay

February 28, 2018 | By More
Murder trial delay

A change of defence counsel has led to the murder trial of Franchesca Kororia Borell being delayed in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Police under fire from judge

February 28, 2018 | By More
Police under fire from judge

A judge has criticised police for failing to provide burglary victims’ statements for a court hearing, more than three weeks after he asked for them.

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Tour company manager ‘cheated the system’

February 27, 2018 | By More
Tour company manager ‘cheated the system’

The former general manager of a tour company lost his job and was sentenced to community work for arranging for a non-licenced co-worker to drive a tour bus on the Te Anau highway.

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Time added to long jail sentence

February 26, 2018 | By More
Time added to long jail sentence

A Christchurch judge has added four months to the 11-year six-month jail term that a 33-year-old Christchurch man is already serving for drug offences.

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‘Exterminate’ threat to call centre staff

February 26, 2018 | By More
‘Exterminate’ threat to call centre staff

A 55-year-old man who threatened to “exterminate” a staff member at a call centre has been convicted and discharged at the Christchurch District Court.

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Pitchfork assault admitted

February 23, 2018 | By More
Pitchfork assault admitted

A Canterbury man held a pitchfork under a woman’s jaw during a violent incident in which he threatened to kill her.

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Sports ground vandal loses licence, cash, car

February 23, 2018 | By More
Sports ground vandal loses licence, cash, car

Thomas Liam Carruth has already paid $1644 for repairs after wrecking the sports fields at Burnside Park. Next Monday, he hands over his car as well.

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Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

February 23, 2018 | By More
Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

A jury took less than an hour to reject Sainey Marong’s defence of self-diagnosed insanity, and convicted him of the murder of a Christchurch sex worker.

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‘Too old’ for life of offending

February 22, 2018 | By More
‘Too old’ for life of offending

At 38 and facing a lengthy jail term, Cade Lee Manuel has decided he is “too old for this”.

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