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Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

It looked a bit like divine intervention, but the problems that beset a case involving “God” at the Christchurch District Court were probably very much human.

March 27, 2018 | By More
13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

A 76-year-old woman has begun a home detention sentence while a family member begins paying back more than $20,000 that she stole from a Southland forestry trust – a process that will take 13 years.

March 27, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

March 26, 2018 | By More
Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs has gone to jail for eight years for his $17.5 million frauds with victims still wondering if he has assets hidden away.

March 23, 2018 | By More
No bail bid by sexual assault accused

No bail bid by sexual assault accused

A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

March 23, 2018 | By More
Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.

March 22, 2018 | By More
Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.

March 22, 2018 | By More
Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.

March 22, 2018 | By More
Why police ‘like’ Facebook

Why police ‘like’ Facebook

An online drug dealer says he just never thought that the Christchurch Police might be Facebooking like everyone else.

March 21, 2018 | By More
Couple charged with $1.4m theft

Couple charged with $1.4m theft

A Christchurch couple has been charged with stealing nearly $1.4 million from an elderly widow.

March 20, 2018 | By More

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