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Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

An accusation of blackmail by the “whistleblower” and main prosecution witness has been made at the Christchurch trial of a dairy farm manager accused of cow ill-treatment.

November 9, 2017 | By More
Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

There was “considerable confusion” by different parties over the structural reliability of the Colombo Street building where falling masonry caused deaths in the February 2011 Christchurch quake, the defence said at a Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.

November 7, 2017 | By More
Cow screamed during beating, trial told

Cow screamed during beating, trial told

A farm worker said she heard a cow scream during a beating by farm manager Carl Ryan McNaught who has gone on trial on animal ill-treatment charges.

November 7, 2017 | By More
Street basher blames victim for broken bones

Street basher blames victim for broken bones

An Aranui man claimed the victim of a bus stop bashing may have got broken bones because he was a beneficiary and may have had brittle bones through poor nutrition.

November 7, 2017 | By More
Bruising could have come from hospital procedures – expert

Bruising could have come from hospital procedures – expert

A defence expert witness at a murder trial believed it was possible that some of the injuries on a one-year-old baby could have been caused by procedures at the hospital.

November 7, 2017 | By More
Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

A judge has ruled that detention of a child needing care at protection at a youth justice facility near Christchurch was lawful, but may breach the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

November 7, 2017 | By More
‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

An arrest warrant has been issued for a “forthright character” who didn’t show at up court for a sentencing where he would probably have been jailed for a bus stop bashing.

November 7, 2017 | By More
Facebook phone robberies alleged

Facebook phone robberies alleged

A man alleged to be Aranui’s Facebook phone flogger was remanded in custody on five aggravated robbery charges in the Christchurch District Court.

November 6, 2017 | By More
Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

The Real Estate Agents Authority alleges a commercial property manager committed “disgraceful misconduct” by not reporting safety concerns about a building in Colombo Street where an employee was killed in the February 2011 quake.

November 6, 2017 | By More
Burglar-on-camera gets drug rehab sentence

Burglar-on-camera gets drug rehab sentence

A man caught on video by a householder leaving an Avonhead address he had just burgled will be allowed to serve home detention at Odyssey House.

November 3, 2017 | By More

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