Oamaru District Court

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Nicholas William Cutmore, 20, of Oamaru, was convicted, ordered to pay reparation of $46, and fined $500 for stealing a bottle of bourbon from...

Court news

Michael Daniel Cahill, 43, farmer, of Livingstone, was convicted and discharged for unlawfully possessing a pistol after his wife, who had recently separated from...

Discussions needed over temporary court

Discussions are continuing over the location and time frame for the temporary court scheduled to arrive in Oamaru in February. In December, the Minister for...

Confusion over court hearing locations

Oamaru is about to get a new temporary court, but in the meantime there is still some confusion about whether to go to the...

Fate of courthouse still hanging in the balance

The fate of the Oamaru courthouse is still not known, as there are many options to consider, the Courts Minister says. An announcement was made...

Town to receive temporary court

Oamaru residents can expect to get a temporary courthouse by February next year, the Courts Minister announced yesterday. Since the closure of the courthouse in...

Judge hands down sentence for charge of intentional damage

A 26-year-old Glenavy man, who phoned the owner of a car so she could listen while he kicked it in, was sentenced in the...

Reckless driver receives sentence

The 18-year-old forbidden driver who led police on a pursuit on three wheels and a rim leaving a shower of sparks behind him, was...

Broken bottle assault ‘could have been fatal’

Judge Joanna Maze has told a 44-year-old Oamaru man that using a broken bottle as a weapon could have caused a fatal injury. David John...

Legal highs ‘made me stupid in the head’

After appearing in the Oamaru District Court on burglary charges, an Oamaru man decided legal highs were ruining his life. The 21-year-old, who declined to...

Accesory suspects plead not guilty

Three people charged with being accessories after the fact in relation to the murder of Justin McFarlane pleaded not guilty before the registrar at...

Community detention for burglary, damage

A 21-year-old was handed three months' community detention and 120 hours' community work for a spree of offending, including intentionally damaging the Maheno Rugby...

Mayor still waiting for update on courthouse

The local community should be more informed on the future of the Oamaru Courthouse, says Waitaki District Mayor Alex Familton. In October last year, Minister...

Jail sentence for burglary charge

Committing burglary, while serving community detention for burglary, saw a 20-year-old Oamaru man handed a 13 month jail sentence yesterday. In the Oamaru District Court,...

Local labourer convicted over assault

Discovering flirtatious texts to an ex-partner led Ricky Lee Jones to injure a man who was hospitalised for two days, with three fractures to...
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