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Benefit cheat ventured into forgery

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.

December 1, 2017 | By More
Sumner murder trial delay

Sumner murder trial delay

Pre-trial issues have meant a delay for the trial of three people charged with the murder of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March.

December 1, 2017 | By More
Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

Christchurch prosecutor appointed as judge

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

November 30, 2017 | By More
Total 31 years jail terms for gang slash attack

Total 31 years jail terms for gang slash attack

Jail terms totalling 31 years 9 months have been imposed on three Bandidos gang associates and the woman who instigated the planned stabbing of man she had been due to marry next day.

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

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.

November 29, 2017 | By More
Judges in talks about in-court security cams

Judges in talks about in-court security cams

Christchurch judges are in talks with the Ministry of Justice about in-court video cameras recording all the proceedings at the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

November 29, 2017 | By More
Woman feared for life during attack with scissors and bat

Woman feared for life during attack with scissors and bat

A woman feared she would be killed during an hour-long assault by 32-year-old Tama Wiremu Mahanga.

November 28, 2017 | By More
Former Papanui Club supervisor admits theft

Former Papanui Club supervisor admits theft

A former Papanui Club supervisor has admitted stealing cash and is negotiating a settlement with the club to repay the money.

November 27, 2017 | By More
Drink-driver admits ripping up Burnside Park

Drink-driver admits ripping up Burnside Park

A drink-driver faces a $1644 damage bill after admitting ripping up the playing fields at Burnside Park.

November 27, 2017 | By More
Sentencing for dealers of ‘insidious’ drug

Sentencing for dealers of ‘insidious’ drug

A judge told two meth dealers they were part of an “insidious industry” that was wreaking havoc on parts of the community.

November 23, 2017 | By More

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