Court

Sevens fraudster still to pay full reparation

Richard Edgar Anderson

A former detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity Sevens rugby tournament still has an outstanding balance to pay.

Till breath test do we part

Drink driving breath testing

A couple honeymooning in Queenstown got into strife after an alcohol-fuelled night out.

Jury trial for accused drug smuggler

A Dunedin man faces a life sentence for importing drugs into NZ.

Facebook row ends in work sentence

Man sentenced to community work after Facebook exchange spirals out of control.

Driving was malicious - judge

Court

A motorist deliberately drove towards an oncoming vehicle belonging to his former employer, a Gore District Court judge said.

Policewoman found guilty of racial abuse

Jenny McNee

A police officer has been found guilty of racially abusing a taxi driver in Queenstown.

Trial of man accused of fraud adjourned

Court

A trial against a man accused of fraud and theft has been adjourned to Wednesday.

Southern man admits 14 dishonesty charges

Court

A Southland man accused of fraud and theft has admitted some charges while others have been discharged.

Accused got into debt in business

A man accused of fraud got himself into debt with a business he owned, a court has been told.

Homophobic taunts earn broken jaw

Violence

Court fines Queenstown housekeeper for breaking a man's jaw after homophobic abuse in a bar.

Ex-staffer to do community work

Court

A former Night 'n Day staffer has been sentenced to 200 hours' community work for stealing from her employer more than 100 times.

Alleged drug smuggler remanded

Court

Man accused of importing LSD and MDMA into NZ has name suppressed at court appearance.

Man entitled to cash, court told

Southland Times photo

A man on trial for fraud and theft drew money from his business 'because he was entitled to'.

Chef to be discharged

Court

A Brazilian chef has been granted a conditional discharge without conviction on three drug charges in the Queenstown District Court.

Court told Yeo promised to sort debts

Gavel

Man accused of fraud and theft of more than $600,000 promised to sort out company debts.

Home detention for Marshall's attacker

Justin Marshall

A 25-year-old has acknowledged that his Queenstown assault on former All Black Justin Marshall was "disgraceful, idiotic" behaviour.

Business idea was Yeo's, says partner

A man who went into business with Paul Graham Yeo had known him for 20 years.

'Trusted employee' denies fraud, theft

Wallet, cash

A man facing 119 theft and fraud charges relating to more than $600,000 was a trusted employee.

Man accused of assaulting fiancee

Court

A man charged with stomping on his fiancee's face has appeared in court.

Driver crashed three times

Court

A drink-driver crashed her car three times before she was caught by police.

'Arrogant' spotlight hunting pair convicted

Gavel

Illegal hunters who shone a spotlight on horrified DOC workers while hunting are convicted.

Mall incident lands man in court

Gavel

A man restrained by bouncers and members of the public and then pepper-sprayed by police in Queenstown has appeared in court.

Man's offending out of character

Court

A 21-year-old man has been fined for holding a broken beer bottle on a main street in Invercargill.

Judge-only trial for cat woman

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The Invercargill woman charged with keeping too many cats will appear in a judge-alone trial in September.

Drug import 'middle man' sentenced

Gavel

A 26-year-old Southland man has been sentenced for his part as a "middle man" in a drug importation scheme, the Invercargill District Court has been told.

Engineer found not guilty of drink-driving

Court

An engineer has been found not guilty of drink-driving after he was found by police alone in the driver's seat of a car with the motor still warm.

Ex-dairy staff to be sentenced for scam

Court

Two former Night 'n Day staff in Queenstown who stole from their employer by helping each other scam grocery item sales have been remanded until August for sentence.

Man unfit to stand trial

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A 72-year-old Wanaka man found unfit to stand trial after being accused of attacking a police officer will face no further penalty.

Unprovoked assault part of 'epidemic' of violence

Court

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.

Suppression ends for cat woman

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

Child sex abuse imagery lands man in prison

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

Cat battle woman named

cats

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

Man admits attacking brother

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

Sentence 'to keep teen away from criminals'

gavel

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

Teen sentenced after attacking tourist

Court

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 on bend

Gavel

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

Shooter's sentence disgusts

Adam Hill

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

Man's South Island crime spree

Police

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 operation

Court

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

David Mahia gets life in jail for murder

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

Court

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.

Queenstown man charged with importing drug

Court

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

Drug dealer, 17, to be sentenced

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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

Court

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.

Assault earns rugby player community work sentence

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

Ex-solicitor denies drink-drive charge

Court

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

Remorseful Edgerton in court for causing death

Wayne Edgerton

'Remorseful' hunter agrees he failed to correctly identify target before fatally shooting a hunter.

Invercargill District Court News - April

A Southland man's "erratic" driving was a good example of the dangers of legal highs, a judge says.
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