Tag: West Coast

‘Terrifying’ low-level buzz by microlight

September 14, 2018 | By More
‘Terrifying’ low-level buzz by microlight

A microlight pilot who “buzzed” a couple on a beach at Barrytown, on the West Coast, has been banned from flying for six months and fined $4500.

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Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

May 24, 2018 | By More
Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

A jury will have to decide whether conspiracy, revenge, and lies has led to a 45-year-old man being put on trial for child sex abuse offending.

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Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

May 2, 2018 | By More
Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

A honeymooning tourist who caused electrical havoc with a car crash on the West Coast has avoided a conviction and has returned overseas while paying only a tiny fraction of the potential $257,500 damage bill.

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Jail for samurai sword robbery

April 30, 2018 | By More
Jail for samurai sword robbery

A judge wished a sword-armed robber luck as he began a two-year ten-month jail term for a raid on a West Coast petrol station.

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Coast man admits sword robbery

January 29, 2018 | By More
Coast man admits sword robbery

A man who robbed a West Coast petrol station with a samurai sword pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery in the Christchurch District Court.

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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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