Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

April 19, 2018 | By More
Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

An unemployed Christchurch man pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine and ecstasy by mail during May and June 2016.

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Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

April 18, 2018 | By More
Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

Householders who were victims of a serial wheelie-bin arsonist will all get $400 payments for emotional harm reparations.

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Second woman admits role in burglary ring

April 13, 2018 | By More
Second woman admits role in burglary ring

A second woman who has admitted her role in an organised criminal group accused of burgling 110 homes has been told to be prepared for a prison term.

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110 burglaries by criminal group alleged

April 9, 2018 | By More
110 burglaries by criminal group alleged

A woman has admitted being part of an organised criminal group accused of burgling 110 homes.

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Sleeping driver ‘hijacked’

April 6, 2018 | By More
Sleeping driver ‘hijacked’

A man who “hijacked a guy” sleeping in his car on September 23, admitted charges of kidnapping, dangerous driving, unlawfully taking a car, and failing to stop for police in the Christchurch District Court.

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Drink-driving mum admits another charge

April 4, 2018 | By More
Drink-driving mum admits another charge

A 40-year-old woman has admitted another alcohol-driving charge, just one year after being sentenced for drink-driving with her two children in her car.

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Teller machine ‘skimmers’ plead guilty

March 19, 2018 | By More
Teller machine ‘skimmers’ plead guilty

Two Canadian men from Quebec pleaded guilty to charges of trying to “skim” Westpac ATM’s to obtain bankcard and PIN information.

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Liquidated companies owed $1.3m tax

March 8, 2018 | By More
Liquidated companies owed $1.3m tax

A businessman who did not pay tax for his employees pleaded guilty to 44 charges totalling over a million dollars in the Christchurch District Court.

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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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Animal ban imposed on farm manager

February 20, 2018 | By More
Animal ban imposed on farm manager

A former Canterbury farm manager has been banned from farming with animals for two years for ill-treatment of cows.  

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