A lawyer says Inland Revenue’s refusal to compromise over a Christchurch businessman’s $900,000 tax fraud reparations is “madness” and may lead to less money being collected.
Drunk and showing off the power of his V-8 Holden Commodore, Walter John Gosling reached 236km an hour near Winchester before the crash that killed his friend.
No bail was sought for a 33-year-old man charged with unlawful possession of improvised explosive devices in an incident that cordoned off an area of Phillipstown on Tuesday.
Broken bones indicated that infant Carter Hutton would have been shaken so violently by his father, Hayden Anthony Gray, that his arms and legs would have been “whiplashing”, a judge has ruled as he convicted Gray on two charges.
A Cobden man who drove George Sean Warren to the Greymouth house where he shot Hayley Jane Williams to death has admitted a manslaughter charge, six days ahead of his murder trial.
Thefts and frauds amounting to almost $300,000 are alleged against a man and a woman who faced a total of 82 charges at the Christchurch District Court.
A judge struggled with what to do about scammer and shoplifter Reiana Janine Hilton, and decided in the end that supervision, counselling, and a job were the answer.
A 37-year-old man has gone on trial on 17 sexual assault charges against three women, one of them aged 11 years when the alleged offending began.
Two Christchurch men have begun significant jail terms after admitting importing nearly 40kg of methamphetamine from Mexico in a shipment of safety lights in 2017.
Christchurch business-owner Philip Neville Arps said the Facebook live-stream of the mosque murders was “awesome” when police questioned him about distributing the video.