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Crime spree admitted

Crime spree admitted

A Canterbury man faces a long jail term after admitting 44 charges from a crime spree that ended with a police pursuit in September.

November 20, 2017 | By More
Courts begin sittings at The Precinct

Courts begin sittings at The Precinct

All Christchurch-based courts and tribunals are now operating from the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, bringing all the Ministry of Justice’s services in the city together for the first time, says a media release from the Ministry.

November 20, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on meth importation accused

Suppression lifts on meth importation accused

Name suppression has lifted on two men charged with a $50 million methamphetamine importation from Mexico, and they have been remanded in custody again.

November 20, 2017 | By More
Seven face rioting charges

Seven face rioting charges

Seven men charged with rioting outside Burger King in Belfast where they allegedly attacked a person were remanded to appear in the Christchurch District Court on December 7.

November 16, 2017 | By More
Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

Christchurch QC Nigel Hampton told High Court justices it was “beyond belief” that the city was losing its great judicial canopy as the courts move to the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

November 15, 2017 | By More
Arrests over meth shipment from Mexico

Arrests over meth shipment from Mexico

Two men arrested for importing methamphetamine with a total potential street value of $50 million have been granted name suppression at the Christchurch District Court.

November 15, 2017 | By More
Two charged with setting car alight

Two charged with setting car alight

Two men have been remanded in custody on charges of arson after a car was allegedly set alight in the red zone in Burwood early on Monday.

November 14, 2017 | By More
Revenge robbery admitted

Revenge robbery admitted

Two women have admitted a robbery conspiracy after they sent a gang member to an ex’s address to steal items.

November 14, 2017 | By More
Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

A blackmailer’s request for final name suppression has been rejected by Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave as he imposed a home detention sentence.

November 13, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

A 21-year-old woman has been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a toddler in her care, on the 11th day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

November 13, 2017 | By More

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