Suppression ends for cat woman


The Invercargill woman battling in court to keep her cats can now be named.

Assault part of 'epidemic'


The actions of two young men who randomly assaulted a patron of a Cromwell bar were part of an "epidemic" of unprovoked violence, a judge says.

Jailed for child sex abuse images


A man who made child sex abuse images is behind bars after pleading guilty to more than 30 offences.

Cat woman named


The Invercargill woman battling in court to keep her cats can now be named.

Man admits attacking brother


A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting his brother with a golf club after an argument.

Sentence 'to keep teen away from criminals'


A district court judge shied away from sentencing a teenager to community work to prevent him from being exposed to hardened criminals.

Sentence for tourist attack


An Albert Town teenager exposed to gang violence and drugs from an early age was sentenced yesterday to community detention and supervision for attacking a tourist.

Speeding 'show-off' crashed car


A 20-year-old meatworker crashed his car on Bluff Hill after showing off and driving at excessive speed.

'My son is worth more'

Adam Hill

Slain shooter Adam Hill's tearful mother said there was no justice for her son.

Man's South Island crime spree


A man was allegedly involved in a burglary in Christchurch before he went on a crime spree through Cromwell.

Pair admit part in dope-growing


Two men involved in a cannabis-growing operation in Invercargill have admitted their part in the offending.

Woman's killer jailed

David  Mahia

Man jailed for a minimum of 12-and-a-half years after admitting murder and sexual violation of Invercargill woman.

Judge: Road rage incident serious


A Riverton man threw beer bottles at a driver and punched him in a "serious and prolonged" road rage incident, the Invercargill District Court was told.

Jail for Wanaka drug dealer

Oscar Arlidge

A man busted in an undercover police sting into LSD and ecstasy dealing in Wanaka has been jailed.

Drug accused remanded


A Queenstown man charged with importing ecstasy has been remanded until July 14.

Dealer, 17, to be sentenced


A teenage drug dealer was remanded on bail for sentence when he appeared in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.

Drunk man attacked three

Man slammed a woman's head on to the road and threatened to kill a man's family.

Forbidden driver crashed in chase


A 23-year-old Southland man led police on a pursuit after misjudging a driveway and crashing into a post, the Gore District Court has been told.

Rugby player sentenced for assault

A promising young Southland rugby player has been sentenced for assault.

Ex-solicitor denies drink-drive charge


A former Invercargill Crown prosecutor is defending a charge of being incapable of driving because she was under the influence of drink.

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