Court briefs

Monday November 04, 2019

Hefty fine for excess alcohol

 A man who exceeded the alcohol limit for driving has been convicted and fined $450 by the High Court.

Thou shalt not steal

Friday November 01, 2019

It was Gospel Day – but at least one person hadn’t read the 10 Commandments.

Athletics Cook Islands says its international standing has been damaged by the disappearance of $63,000, some of it confirmed stolen.

Hit and run accused on bail

Friday October 25, 2019

Interim name suppression was not granted to a young man alleged to have caused injuries to a male victim who was driving a motorcycle last Saturday morning.

A man charged for indecently assaulting a minor has pleaded guilty through his lawyer at the High Court this month.

Offender returns to prison

Wednesday October 16, 2019

A Tongan national, who was expected to be deported to Tonga this year, was sentenced to 14-months imprisonment at the High Court yesterday.

No buying way out of justice

Monday October 14, 2019

Police say they will always pursue charges against perpetrators of domestic violence if there’s physical evidence. 

Bids to withdraw charges

Monday October 14, 2019

Three court matters are stalled awaiting decisions from Police Commissioner Maara Tetava.

Police expect to meet the coroner with a view to a public inquest into how 7-year-old Lapana Tupou fell overboard from the inter-island ship Lady Moana.

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