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Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

Name suppression has been continued for a teenager facing rape charges in the Christchurch District Court.

November 4, 2013 | By More
$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

Two men have paid dearly for their paintball-and-pellet shooting spree across Christchurch, with damage payments totalling almost $8000 ordered at their sentencing.

November 1, 2013 | By More
Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

November 1, 2013 | By More
Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

A jury has rejected a 20-year-old’s explanation for how he embedded a knife in the skull of his friend.

October 31, 2013 | By More
Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.

October 31, 2013 | By More
Released sex predator straight back in jail

Released sex predator straight back in jail

An on-line sex predator has lasted just one week after his release from prison on parole before ending up straight back in custody for contacting one of his victims by text message.

October 31, 2013 | By More
Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

Seven-year six-month jail term for rape, violation

A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.

October 30, 2013 | By More
Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

Offender’s mum sinks burglary explanation

A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.

October 30, 2013 | By More
Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

Second-strike sentence for scalding water attack in prison

A woman will have to serve all of a three-year eleven-month jail term imposed as a second-strike sentence for throwing a bucket of scalding water over a fellow inmate at Christchurch Women’s Prison.

October 30, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.

October 30, 2013 | By More

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