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‘Longest serving’ meth addict jailed

‘Longest serving’ meth addict jailed

A man described as possibly the longest serving meth addict to be dealt with in the New Zealand court system has been jailed for three years for offending fuelled by his habit.

October 3, 2018 | By More
Jail for hours of domestic violence

Jail for hours of domestic violence

James Graham Body made his partner cook him a meal, made her watch him eat it, and then smashed the plate in front of her when he was finished.

October 3, 2018 | By More
Convicted murderer says he was insane

Convicted murderer says he was insane

Sainey Marong says his murder trial conviction was an injustice as he had untreated diabetes and was insane at the time of sex worker Renee Duckmanton’s murder.

October 2, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee recalled to prison

Murder parolee recalled to prison

A murder life parolee has been recalled to prison until at least next March for using drugs.

October 2, 2018 | By More
Race fixing charges denied

Race fixing charges denied

Several harness racing industry figures are denying fraud conspiracy charges alleging race fixing and electing trial by jury.

October 2, 2018 | By More
Businessman admits sex assaults on girls

Businessman admits sex assaults on girls

A Christchurch businessman who preyed sexually on teenage girls – including Child, Youth, and Family runaways – has admitted 12 charges just as his jury trial was due to begin.

October 2, 2018 | By More
Court staff in walk-out

Court staff in walk-out

Court sittings in Christchurch came to a sudden stop mid-morning on Friday when PSA members and Court Security Officers walked out in support of their pay claim.

September 28, 2018 | By More
Former mob boss in custody on dog illtreatment charge

Former mob boss in custody on dog illtreatment charge

The former present of the Mongrel Mob’s Aotearoa chapter, Joseph “Junior” Wiringi, is in custody awaiting sentencing for cruel ill-treatment of a six-month-old puppy and threatening police with a garden spade.

September 27, 2018 | By More
Scammer and thief gets a chance at a future

Scammer and thief gets a chance at a future

A judge’s wide knowledge of Christchurch offenders went on show at a district court sentencing in Court 19.

September 27, 2018 | By More
Kidnapping, sexual assaults alleged

Kidnapping, sexual assaults alleged

A Richmond man has been remanded in custody on charges of kidnapping two women and sexual assault.

September 27, 2018 | By More

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