Archive for September, 2014

Woman’s vertebrae cracked in assault

September 29, 2014 | By More
Woman’s vertebrae cracked in assault

A man who cracked a woman’s vertebrae during a vicious domestic assault has admitted a charge of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm and is in custody for sentencing next month.

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Court House ‘slugger’ now struggling with alcohol abuse

September 29, 2014 | By More
Court House ‘slugger’ now struggling with alcohol abuse

The man who slugged Christian morals campaigner Graham Capill after he admitted child sex abuse charges in 2005 now admits he is struggling with alcohol and needs a drink to get out of bed in the morning.

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Custody remand for Merivale armed robbery accused

September 29, 2014 | By More
Custody remand for Merivale armed robbery accused

A 20-year-old man accused of being the balaclava-clad robber of the Merivale TAB nearly four weeks ago is already in custody on firearm charges.

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Landlord tells of threats over false quake claim convictions

September 26, 2014 | By More
Landlord tells of threats over false quake claim convictions

Landord Sally Mengtung Ye says she has been publicly vilified and received threats because of the publicity surrounding her high profile fraud trial over false quake damage claims.

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Fine for photos of women, children using Hagley Park

September 26, 2014 | By More
Fine for photos of women, children using Hagley Park

A man who took 269 photographs around Hagley Park, including many of women and children’s breast and buttock areas, has been convicted of offensive behaviour and fined $600.

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Help and hope for squatter, court told

September 25, 2014 | By More
Help and hope for squatter, court told

“Uncle” will have to do 40 hours of community work for his repeated squatting in abandoned buildings, but there was a glimmer of hope at his Christchurch District Court appearance today.

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Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

September 25, 2014 | By More
Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

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Guilty verdicts at Rangiora murder trial

September 24, 2014 | By More
Guilty verdicts at Rangiora murder trial

Guilty verdicts on murder and wounding charges have been delivered against both men involved in a fatal drugs robbery or burglary that went wrong at Rangiora a year ago.

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Man videoed his own sex offending on cellphone

September 24, 2014 | By More
Man videoed his own sex offending on cellphone

A father-of-two who videoed himself as he sexually violated and raped a sleeping woman has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

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Jury considering verdicts in Rangiora murder trial

September 24, 2014 | By More
Jury considering verdicts in Rangiora murder trial

The jury is considering its verdicts for two men accused of killing and wounding two brothers, on the eighth day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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