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Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Rene Larissa Duckmanton, the Crown says.

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong jury trial opens

Marong jury trial opens

The Crown will call evidence from about 80 witnesses in the three-week trial of Sainey Marong, accused of the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton.

February 12, 2018 | By More
Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

A tour bus driver and his employer have been found guilty of fraud charges after a traffic stop on the difficult Te Anau highway found the driver was not licensed to carry passengers.

February 9, 2018 | By More
Russian man admits drug importation

Russian man admits drug importation

A Russian national arrested at Christchurch Airport 10 months ago has admitted importing 5kg of the class B drug Ecstasy into New Zealand.

February 9, 2018 | By More
Delay for Sumner murder trial

Delay for Sumner murder trial

A new date in September has been set for the High Court trial of three people charge with murder over the death of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017.

February 9, 2018 | By More
Lizards found after suitcase went missing

Lizards found after suitcase went missing

Four lizards – two live and two dead – were found in an Aranui man’s suitcase after it went missing on a flight from Thailand.

February 8, 2018 | By More
Skipper of grounded trawler faces charges

Skipper of grounded trawler faces charges

The skipper of the fishing boat The Lady Sarah that ran aground off Lake Ellesmere in December 2016 has been charged with failing to keep a proper look-out and a breach of work safety regulations.

February 8, 2018 | By More
Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

Liquidators of two companies run by Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs want to have a say at his sentencing about efforts to recover any of the lost $17.5 million.

February 7, 2018 | By More
Phone-use bail condition for meth importation accused

Phone-use bail condition for meth importation accused

A strict phone-use condition has been imposed on two men charged with importing methamphetamine with a street value of $50 million from Mexico, as they are released on electronically monitored bail.

February 7, 2018 | By More
Judge thinks insurers deserve a break

Judge thinks insurers deserve a break

A Christchurch judge wants the police to rethink their policy so that insurance companies can have a break from the cost of criminal offending.

February 2, 2018 | By More

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