Tag: Australia

Sex offender’s world continues to shrink

August 11, 2017 | By More
Sex offender’s world continues to shrink

Gustafoham Harris’ world is steadily shrinking.

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Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

June 23, 2017 | By More
Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

An older Wellington man has asked for leniency for the Sydney woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by offering her “sister” in a marriage contract when she was already married.

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Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

June 14, 2017 | By More
Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.

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Australian deportation policy questioned

May 31, 2017 | By More
Australian deportation policy questioned

A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.

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Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

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Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

February 18, 2017 | By More
Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

In 2014, a young Christchurch woman took the police’s diversion scheme too literally, and diverted herself to Australia.

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Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

January 25, 2017 | By More
Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

A scam marriage broker’s efforts to return to Christchurch for sentencing for fraud have been scuppered by immigration which has refused to let her fly in from Australia.

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Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

December 15, 2016 | By More
Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

Police have been granted a warrant to arrest Simone Anne Wright – the partner of a man already in custody on 60 charges – on a charge of stealing a $145,000 yacht at Paihia in the Bay of Islands last year.

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Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

November 5, 2016 | By More
Marriage scam broker threatened with arrest

A marriage broker convicted of scamming a Wellington man has been threatened with arrest unless she returns from Australia to face sentencing.

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Deported offender made arson threat

July 14, 2016 | By More
Deported offender made arson threat

A New Zealand sex offender sent back from Australia after serving jail time has been fined for threatening to burn down the Probation Service’s Christchurch offices.

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