Name suppression has lifted on a Christchurch woman who pleaded guilty last month to stealing 37 war veteran plaques from Springston Cemetery.
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.
Determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki admits it was “the dumbest decision of my life” to cut off her electronic bail bracelet and go on the run, but she claims it was a mission of mercy.
A 24-year-old facing 16 charges which allegedly occurred over eight days was remanded in custody until next week.
The woman who admitted stealing 37 war veteran plaques from Springston Cemetery was granted interim name suppression at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
Another member of a massive organised gang of burglars and thieves has pleaded guilty, admitting 51 charges at the Christchurch District Court.
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 woman says she was brutally abused to make her take part in a three-month crime spree.
Even the possibility of a home detention sentence stretching ahead proved too much for determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki.
A woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that Aaron Keith David Edmonds tried to snatch from the forecourt of a Christchurch service station.