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Mail thief braces for another backlash

Mail thief braces for another backlash

A Christchurch woman says she is now living a “reclusive” existence without social media or a cell phone because of the furore when she was revealed as a rural mail thief last year.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

The Crown will go after $85,000 cash from a gang member who has been jailed for his second round of methamphetamine offending.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail has been granted to a man who claims he was growing 247 cannabis plants in a sophisticated growing set-up at a Linwood house as part of a “research” project.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

Two men who imported a batch of “ultra-potent zombie drug” to make synthetic cannabis, will be allowed to serve sentences on home detention.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

A judge’s knowledge of firearms has made a dead duck out of a man’s explanation for having a shotgun and ammunition.

November 1, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

October 30, 2017 | By More
Man admits third police pursuit

Man admits third police pursuit

A 33-year-old man has admitted what police say is his third police pursuit, after a 20-minute high speed chase across the city.

October 30, 2017 | By More
Teen admits street robbery

Teen admits street robbery

A teenager who admitted taking part in an armed street robbery has avoided being given a first-strike warning because he is too young.

October 30, 2017 | By More
Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

A man who worked for an organisation that ran courses “Empowering positive change” has begun his second jail term, for his sixth drink-driving conviction.

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

October 30, 2017 | By More

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