A couple have admitted receiving the contents of a Chinese tourist group’s trailer – towed away in a brazen daylight theft while the visitors dined at a Christchurch restaurant.
Insurance companies will be about $35,000 out of pocket after the holiday home clean-out spree by two women – both mothers – who have now been jailed.
A 36-year-old Diamond Harbour woman faced 35 charges after police searched a property in a stolen mail investigation on Monday.
A man described as possibly the longest serving meth addict to be dealt with in the New Zealand court system has been jailed for three years for offending fuelled by his habit.
A woman who shoplifted a swimming pool has admitted 24 charges and is due for sentencing in November in the Christchurch District Court.
A member of the group scamming elderly victims two years ago has now begun a fresh jail term for organised shoplifting and bank card frauds.
The pressures that swirled around a witness in the Operation Rhino trials – including Canterbury Corrections staff apparently accessing his records – were detailed at a civil hearing where five people claim damages against the Crown.
A woman says she was forced into crime by her ex-partner’s involvement with the Nomads gang.
A man facing 17 charges after his arrest in a police pursuit on Wednesday, accepted a remand in custody when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who said he “did not know the significance” of the stolen war medals he received and tried to sell has been sentenced to 12 months’ prison.