Court In The Act

Store boss steals $50k-plus

By GUY WILLIAMS, PIJF COURT REPORTER The manager of Queenstown’s Michael Hill store stole cash and jewellery from his employer for more than two years...

Grabbed victim’s throat

A Fernhill man’s been sentenced to 12 months’ supervision for assaulting his sister’s partner over a dispute about money. Jessie Israel Wrigley, 40, cleaner, got into...

Death threat for hostel staff

Two days after indecently assaulting a sleeping woman at a Queenstown hostel, a Palmerston North man contacted the hostel and threatened to kill its...

Developer denies breach

A Queenstown property developer has denied breaching lockdown restrictions by travelling from Auckland to Christchurch last month. Representing himself in Queenstown’s court last Monday, Min...

Judge: ‘That wasn’t our deal’

Queenstown's Basil Walker’s copped a conviction and a fine for failing to file an expenses and donations return following last year’s general election. Walker, 69,...

‘Boastful’ teen wants discharges

A Waitaki teen who posted a selfie on Instagram two days before his court appearance with a Queenstown cop whose car he later jumped...

Conviction for ‘revenge porn’

A Brazilian man distraught at being dumped by his girlfriend took revenge by posting an explicit video on social media of them having sex. Tiago...

Absolutely shickered

Police took ‘‘complete issue’’ with submissions made on behalf of a woman who admitted to driving with an abhorrent breath alcohol level earlier this month. Fernhill...

Drunk assaults net convictions

What started as a ‘‘comedy of errors’’ before Christmas ended in a conviction for a Frankton labourer last week. Christopher Edwards, 30, will spend the...

Jury trial for resort stabbing

By LUISA GIRAO A jury trial for a man who stabbed two others in Queenstown in 2019’s expected to conclude today. Jack James Harrington, 21, of Nelson,...

Boss’ ‘moment of madness’

When a company boss thought a teenager had skived off with his wife’s purse on a night out in Queenstown last year, he decided...

Till theft guts colleagues

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown Cookie Time store workers felt ‘‘a sense of betrayal’’ after its manager was caught stealing nearly $2000 from its till over a...
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