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Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

A drug “researcher” whose suburban growing operation could have produced an estimated $109,000 of cannabis a year has avoided a jail term at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

January 16, 2018 | By More
Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

A 35-year-old man’s “beautification” efforts at a Christchurch backpacker hostel were not appreciated. The repair bill is $500.

January 16, 2018 | By More
Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

A Kaiapoi man can’t drive again until 2021 after leading police on his third pursuit, after his sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

January 15, 2018 | By More
Man in custody on medal burglary charge

Man in custody on medal burglary charge

A man alleged to have stolen a priceless and historic war medal in the burglary of a Redwood house, faced a total of 15 charges when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

January 11, 2018 | By More
Painful carpark encounter

Painful carpark encounter

The driver was 80 years old. The victim was aged 70. The crash was an odd, low velocity affair.

January 9, 2018 | By More
Community-based sentence for theft from club

Community-based sentence for theft from club

A supervisor who took money from the Papanui Club was sentenced to community work, supervision, and ordered to pay reparation, at her sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

December 22, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

A Burnham man has been charged with assaulting a woman by using a pitchfork as a weapon.

December 19, 2017 | By More
Denial on meth importation charge

Denial on meth importation charge

A second man has denied a charge of importing methamphetamine from Mexico in an airfreight consignment of safety lights.

December 18, 2017 | By More
‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

A judge issued a warning about “vigilante justice” after two brothers from a small migrant community admitted kidnapping and assault charges over a schoolyard bullying incident.

December 15, 2017 | By More
Extra sentence for high risk offender

Extra sentence for high risk offender

A 54-year-old man still assessed as a high risk of violent and sexual offending after doing the Kia Marama programme twice, has been sent back to jail for another long term.

December 15, 2017 | By More

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