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Overdue

May 9, 2017 | By More
Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

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‘Wrestling in the mud’

March 15, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

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Pedalling drugs

March 6, 2017 | By More
Pedalling drugs

A 46-year-old was already on bail when police tried to stop his vehicle in early March, and they signalled him to pull over by using the patrol car’s lights and sirens.

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Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

January 9, 2017 | By More
Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.

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The Good Question Department

September 21, 2016 | By More
The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge needles accused drug user

July 1, 2016 | By More
Judge needles accused drug user

Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”

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Woman needed a lift

March 17, 2016 | By More
Woman needed a lift

A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.

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Quote of the Week

January 24, 2016 | By More
Quote of the Week

“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”

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The heat goes on Pooh Bear

December 22, 2015 | By More
The heat goes on Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.

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Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

December 3, 2015 | By More
Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”

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