Archive for March, 2018

Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

March 28, 2018 | By More
Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

A property consultant who arranged for a real estate agent to receive nearly $150,000 commission that the agent did not earn pleaded guilty to 14 fraud charges and has been remanded in custody for sentencing in May.

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Conman denies having money hidden away

March 28, 2018 | By More
Conman denies having money hidden away

Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.

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Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

March 27, 2018 | By More
Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

It looked a bit like divine intervention, but the problems that beset a case involving “God” at the Christchurch District Court were probably very much human.

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13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

March 27, 2018 | By More
13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

A 76-year-old woman has begun a home detention sentence while a family member begins paying back more than $20,000 that she stole from a Southland forestry trust – a process that will take 13 years.

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MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

March 26, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

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Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

March 23, 2018 | By More
Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs has gone to jail for eight years for his $17.5 million frauds with victims still wondering if he has assets hidden away.

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No bail bid by sexual assault accused

March 23, 2018 | By More
No bail bid by sexual assault accused

A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

March 22, 2018 | By More
Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.

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Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

March 22, 2018 | By More
Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.

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Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

March 22, 2018 | By More
Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.

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