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Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

A Russian orphan already described by a judge in 2012 as enjoying the reputation of being the leading youth car thief in Christchurch, pleaded guilty to five charges after a mini crime spree in Akaroa.

January 23, 2014 | By More
CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

Quake-related stress has been ruled out as a factor in a chief executive’s dishonesty that led to him deceiving investors and an insurance company and causing losses of $1.1 million.

January 22, 2014 | By More
Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

An Oxford man’s efforts to grow cannabis in a shed ended in flaming disaster because of a growing lamp that overheated.

January 22, 2014 | By More
Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

A 42-year-old Christchurch property developer has pleaded guilty to two “wrap-up” charges putting an end to a District Court jury trial before the opening addresses were due to be heard today.

January 22, 2014 | By More
Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

A great-granddad tried to pull a swifty at the supermarket to get $16 because he says his benefit does not leave him enough to live on.

January 21, 2014 | By More
Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”

January 21, 2014 | By More
When night prowling goes wrong

When night prowling goes wrong

A bungling prowler has admitted a night time raid where everything went wrong.

January 21, 2014 | By More
Attacker says he’s now getting on with victim

Attacker says he’s now getting on with victim

A man who whacked another person over the head with a chair in the Amberley library in June, told the Christchurch District Court that he was now getting on with his victim.

January 20, 2014 | By More
Jury told to set aside prejudices in quake claims trial

Jury told to set aside prejudices in quake claims trial

Christchurch jurors have been told they must set aside any earthquake prejudices and ill-feelings as they consider the case of a woman charged with making false insurance claims.

January 20, 2014 | By More
Catholic brother’s extradition decision to go to Minister

Catholic brother’s extradition decision to go to Minister

The Minister of Justice will be asked to decide whether former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath should be sent to Australia to face child sex abuse charges.

January 17, 2014 | By More

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