Archive for August, 2018

Crash manslaughter trial date set

August 31, 2018 | By More
Crash manslaughter trial date set

A two-week manslaughter trial is set to begin on July 8 over a fatal crash in Russley Road, Christchurch, in January.

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Son of businessman admits knowing of cannabis grow

August 30, 2018 | By More
Son of businessman admits knowing of cannabis grow

A judge says the son of the late philanthropist and Mainfreight founder Neil Graham must have been “wilfully blind” not to realise how much cannabis was being grown on his property at Ellesmere.

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Dairy robbery charge remands

August 30, 2018 | By More
Dairy robbery charge remands

Two men have been arrested on charges of robbing New Brighton’s Beachcomber Dairy in February.

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Horse trainer’s career in tatters

August 30, 2018 | By More
Horse trainer’s career in tatters

A horse trainer’s career is likely in tatters – she may be banned from all racecourses – after her conviction for what she thought was going to be a cannabis burglary.

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Scribe’s liberty circumscribed

August 29, 2018 | By More
Scribe’s liberty circumscribed

A series of bail breaches has led to hip-hop and rap artist Scribe being remanded in custody for the next month.

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200kmh crash driver described as ‘idiot’

August 29, 2018 | By More
200kmh crash driver described as ‘idiot’

The father of a 32-year-old woman passenger killed in a high-speed crash near Burnham, told the Christchurch District Court that she was “killed by the actions of an idiot”.

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Judge threatens to shut down court video-links

August 28, 2018 | By More
Judge threatens to shut down court video-links

Judges are threatening to pull the plug on the court system’s cost-saving video-link system unless lawyers get better access to see their clients in prison.

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Alleged chase driver denies charges

August 28, 2018 | By More
Alleged chase driver denies charges

A 37-year-old man arrested after an alleged “low speed” pursuit across Christchurch four weeks ago is denying all charges.

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Gunpoint demand to hand over car

August 25, 2018 | By More
Gunpoint demand to hand over car

An offender sent back from Australia has admitted demanding a car in a gun-point stand-over incident.

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Previous manslaughter offender jailed for street assault

August 25, 2018 | By More
Previous manslaughter offender jailed for street assault

Seven years after his jailing for a one-punch manslaughter in a Dunedin McDonalds, Matthew Bryce Larson has been imprisoned again for a head-kick after an argument at a Christchurch bar.

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