One of the men already charged with stupefying and sexually assaulting people faced 15 new charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
A mother of three was sentenced to home detention and community work for not telling the Ministry of Social Development that she was living with her children’s father while a $176,677 welfare fraud built up.
A man admitted setting three separate fires in his room in a back-packers hostel after he had tampered with the fire escape door.
Two young dairy robbers, one armed with an imitation pistol, said they had been threatened by senior and intimidating gang members, and had to pay back a debt they owed for drugs.
Final suppression was granted for a 53-year-old man on a charge of sexual grooming of an underage boy, because the boy had registered on the R18 homosexual dating site Grindr.
A Mosgiel man admitted doing unlicensed building and inspection work, and using forged and false documents in Christchurch from 2012 to 2016.
A 31-year-old Redwood man has denied a series of robberies in Christchurch through June in the Christchurch District Court today.
The director of a business showed he was “thoroughly dishonest and merciless” with a series of fraudulent GST claims for a company that was not even trading, a judge said.
“A conscious and brazen act of poaching on private land” led to two poachers receiving a sentence of community work and big reparation bills in the Christchurch District Court.
A 33-year-old man charged with confronting some of the victims and families of people who were at the Christchurch Court House for the appearance of the alleged Mosque attacker has been released on bail.