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Child abuse porn offender stays in the community

Child abuse porn offender stays in the community

A judge has kept a 24-year-old child abuse pornography offender out of prison after learning of his struggles with Asperger’s syndrome.

July 12, 2017 | By More
Woman admits raids on airport luggage

Woman admits raids on airport luggage

A woman has admitted three raids on the luggage carousel at Christchurch Airport, taking bags and contents worth about $4700.

July 11, 2017 | By More
Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

Partner killed over ‘trust issues’

A 22-year-old mother-of-three assaulted and then strangled her short-term partner with a computer cord over what she said were “trust issues”, the High Court was told when she admitted manslaughter today.

July 11, 2017 | By More
Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

Biosecurity prosecution over tiny turtle

A Christchurch woman who sneaked a tiny red-eared slider turtle into New Zealand from China now faces sentencing for a breach of the Biosecurity Act.

July 7, 2017 | By More
Potential $1.5m fine under new workplace law

Potential $1.5m fine under new workplace law

A Rangiora company faces a new maximum fine of up to $1.5 million under the latest workplace safety law after a staff member broke bones in a fall from a mezzanine floor.

July 6, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion defence accepted

Bedroom confusion defence accepted

A jury has accepted that a man’s drunken bedroom confusion led to his arrest for indecent assault, but he has been fined $250 for punching the boyfriend of the woman he was accused of groping.

July 5, 2017 | By More
Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

The night before a planned wedding, the bride went hunting for the groom, armed with a knife and accompanied by Bandidos gang associates.

July 5, 2017 | By More
Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

The company that was the victim of Katrina Leigh Leoni’s thefts had difficulty accepting that her last minute reparation arrangements showed her remorse.

July 5, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

A man says a party ended with a drunken confusion of bedrooms which led to him being charged with groping a woman as she slept.

July 4, 2017 | By More
Teen faces $44,000 damage bill

Teen faces $44,000 damage bill

A teenager has promised to pay more than $44,000 for the damage he did in a drink-driving incident in Nelson on Boxing Day.

July 4, 2017 | By More

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