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Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

March 16, 2017 | By More
Criminal group charge denied

Criminal group charge denied

An Avondale man has denied a drugs charge and a charge of being involved in an organised criminal group arising from police raids on Rebels MC gang premises in Christchurch.

March 16, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

March 15, 2017 | By More
Drive-off petrol thieves ‘will lose licences’

Drive-off petrol thieves ‘will lose licences’

Petrol drive-off thieves could expect to lose their driver’s licences, a Christchurch judge said as he jailed a repeat offender.

March 14, 2017 | By More
Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

Name suppression has lapsed on members or associates of the Head Hunters gang who were charged with being members of an organised criminal group after police raids on gang premises in December.

March 13, 2017 | By More
Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

A German tourist must pay $1400 reparations to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs when he veered across the centre line of State Highway 7 in a rain storm on Saturday.

March 13, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

A man alleged to have put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex was re-admitted to bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

March 13, 2017 | By More
Teenage robbery accused in custody

Teenage robbery accused in custody

A teenager has been refused bail after being charged with the robbery of the Woolston Night and Day store in Ferry Road early on Wednesday morning.

March 10, 2017 | By More
Third man arrested after Rebels MC raids

Third man arrested after Rebels MC raids

A third man arrested in raids that ended an investigation into the Rebels MC gang last week has been remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

March 10, 2017 | By More
Pursuit driver admits charges

Pursuit driver admits charges

A driver involved in a police pursuit through Edgeware and Shirley last year is in custody awaiting sentence after admitting 14 charges.

March 10, 2017 | By More

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