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Swearing-in of new judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
Swearing-in of new judge

New Zealand’s newest District Court Judge has paid tribute to her late husband Professor Gerald Orchard at her swearing-in – the first at Christchurch’s new Justice Precinct.

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Support needed for shoplifting addict

December 13, 2017 | By More
Support needed for shoplifting addict

Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.

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Apology for bashing duty lawyer

December 8, 2017 | By More
Apology for bashing duty lawyer

Stephen Andrew Vincent has apologised for the drunken punch that felled a duty lawyer who was trying to help him at the Court House.

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Security guard jailed for cash machine raid

December 8, 2017 | By More
Security guard jailed for cash machine raid

Disgraced security guard Tony John Williams came to court with a $37,818 cheque to pay for his shopping spree with money stolen from an ATM he was meant to be protecting.

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Plucky 13-year-old girl stood up to attacker

December 6, 2017 | By More
Plucky 13-year-old girl stood up to attacker

A plucky 13-year-old Whanganui girl intervened when her family was under threat, but ended up having her hair pulled and her head banged against a kitchen counter by a 50-year-old attacker.

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Woman left little girl to look after family

December 6, 2017 | By More
Woman left little girl to look after family

A woman texted her pre-teen daughter, telling her never to forget that she was an amazing girl and to look after her little brothers. Then she boarded a flight to Australia.

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Denial over meth importation charge

December 4, 2017 | By More
Denial over meth importation charge

One of the two men charged with importing 49 kilograms of methamphetamine from Mexico pleaded not guilty to his charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Benefit cheat ventured into forgery

December 1, 2017 | By More
Benefit cheat ventured into forgery

A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that she was put under pressure to commit benefit fraud to support her family in Samoa.

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Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

November 30, 2017 | By More
Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

Christchurch Crown prosecutor Deidre Orchard has been appointed a District Court judge.

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Two in custody after Tribesmen gang raids

November 29, 2017 | By More
Two in custody after Tribesmen gang raids

One man and his mother have been remanded in custody after property searches and arrests at the end of a three-month investigation into the Tribesmen MC gang.

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