Court In The Act

Sex offender removed from register

A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter has had his name removed from the Child Sex Offender Register. The defendant — who has permanent name...

Here’s why you don’t drink-drive

A judge told Queenstown's boozed drivers they're 16 times more likely to cause a serious or deadly crash than sober motorists. Visiting judge David Saunders convicted...

Drink-Driving Shame: July 13, 2017

Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week's names: Marsden Wayne McCarthy, 39,...

Discharge for discharge

A duck-shooter who accidentally blasted his wife with a 12-gauge shotgun has avoided a conviction. The Queenstown man, given permanent name suppression, shot his wife in...

Drink-drive victim’s pain

Brave Mutsuko Morisue was in court on Monday to face down the hopeless drink-driver who almost killed her. The Japanese Queenstowner, 42, needed emergency brain...

Jailed drink-driver’s shame

Nicholas Catlin's recollection of what happened in the moments before he hit, and nearly killed, pedestrian Mutsuko Morisue in March is "fuzzy". But, he says,...

Threat made over bar noise fuss

A Queenstown bar owner threatened the boss of a swanky CBD hotel over a noise complaint. On Monday, Scott Andrew Mickan, 34, of Arthurs Point, admitted...

Theft fuelled gambling habit

A Queenstown accountant yesterday admitted stealing up to $12,000 from the regional bowls association to fund his gambling habit. Eric Thomas Lee, 74, also forged...

Hot drink denial

A British woman charged with assault over an alleged racist incident outside Fergbaker last month has denied the charge. She was given interim name suppression...
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