Tag: West Coast

Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

November 10, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on West Coast murder charge

George Sean Warren has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a West Coast woman on October 22, at a video-link appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Gold mining company fined for excavation

September 22, 2017 | By More
Gold mining company fined for excavation

The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.

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No convictions over West Coast river crossing deaths

August 11, 2017 | By More
No convictions over West Coast river crossing deaths

A judge has allowed a tearful Michael Saunders to avoid convictions for the tragic West Coast river crossing that cost two lives in June last year.

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Hung jury in drug and rape trial

April 19, 2017 | By More
Hung jury in drug and rape trial

A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.

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Date rape drug used by meth dealer, Crown claims

April 10, 2017 | By More
Date rape drug used by meth dealer, Crown claims

The Crown alleges the date rape drug GHB may have been used on a woman by her meth dealer before he raped her in her Greymouth home.

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‘Cold turkey’ drug offender heading for rehab

November 3, 2016 | By More
‘Cold turkey’ drug offender heading for rehab

A West Coast drug offender who wanted locked up to go “cold turkey” has been wished luck by a judge who has released him into a rehabilitation programme.

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French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

September 23, 2016 | By More
French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

Fractious Frenchman Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre has now pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a sleeping bag in Auckland, days after admitting damaging a West Coast road sign.

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Decade in jail for sex offender

August 10, 2016 | By More
Decade in jail for sex offender

A man who raped and did indecent acts on a young girl was jailed for over ten years in the Christchurch District Court, but did not get a minimum period of prison imposed.

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Bail granted to accountant after a year in custody

August 10, 2016 | By More
Bail granted to accountant after a year in custody

A Hokitika account who has admitted an $800,000 fraud has been granted bail at a hearing in the Christchurch District Court after more than a year on remand.

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Greymouth murder trial date set

May 10, 2016 | By More
Greymouth murder trial date set

February 20 has been set for the start of the trial of a 30-year-old man charged with the murder of 15-month-old Leith Allen Hutchison in Greymouth a year ago.

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