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Jail for retirement home burglary

Jail for retirement home burglary

A 42-year-old woman who stole jewellery from an elderly woman’s unit at a retirement village has been jailed for three years.

May 10, 2017 | By More
Convicted thief must declare assets

Convicted thief must declare assets

A woman has five days to declare all her assets – including any she may have disposed of – ahead of a sentencing next month on charges of stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch rebuild firm.

May 10, 2017 | By More
Dairy raider faces long jail term

Dairy raider faces long jail term

A 25-year-old faces serving all of the jail term he gets for an armed dairy raid where the owner and his wife fought back.

May 10, 2017 | By More
Young driver admits causing three deaths

Young driver admits causing three deaths

A 14-year-old unlicensed driver has admitted causing the deaths of three teenagers through his dangerous driving near Leeston on Boxing Day.

May 9, 2017 | By More
Deer poacher fined $1000

Deer poacher fined $1000

A man caught butchering a stag that had been shot on private property admitted the poaching charge, and was fined in the Christchurch District Court.

May 9, 2017 | By More
Overdue

Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

May 9, 2017 | By More
Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

The victims of convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will get their money back, but her sentencing has been delayed another month.

May 9, 2017 | By More
Man admits attack on High Court witness

Man admits attack on High Court witness

A man who attacked a witness who had just given evidence against his stepfather in the Christchurch High Court has been remanded on bail for sentencing after admitting three charges.

May 9, 2017 | By More
14-year 6-month term for cocaine importation

14-year 6-month term for cocaine importation

Thirty-four-year-old Lee Dixon has begun a 14-year 6-month jail term for importing cocaine that would have been worth up to $2.4 million on the streets, while he was on home detention.

May 9, 2017 | By More
Driver sentenced for Canterbury leg of chase

Driver sentenced for Canterbury leg of chase

An Invercargill 20-year-old has been given 80 hours of community work for the Canterbury leg of his 720km South Island journey that involved three police pursuits.

May 8, 2017 | By More

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