Archive for July, 2015

Pilot fined for breaches

July 31, 2015 | By More
Pilot fined for breaches

A helicopter pilot was fined $3600 on a representative charge of operating an aircraft without a medical certificate, and a charge of failing to maintain an accurate logbook.

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Man denies Ihaka Stokes murder charge

July 31, 2015 | By More
Man denies Ihaka Stokes murder charge

Not guilty pleas have been entered by the man accused of assaulting and murdering 14-month-old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes.

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Women in custody over pellet gun incident

July 30, 2015 | By More
Women in custody over pellet gun incident

Two women being held in custody are denying any role in an alleged pellet-gun robbery in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Group admits taking 10,000 cockles

July 30, 2015 | By More
Group admits taking 10,000 cockles

Four people who took more than 10,000 cockles on a family outing to Saltwater Creek, North Canterbury, have admitted breaching the amateur fishing regulations.

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Quake stresses led to forgery, frauds

July 30, 2015 | By More
Quake stresses led to forgery, frauds

Stresses arising from the Christchurch earthquakes have been blamed for a flurry of quake fraud and forgery offending by a woman with a history of mental instability.

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Eight-year jail term for sex attack by taxi driver

July 29, 2015 | By More
Eight-year jail term for sex attack by taxi driver

A taxi driver’s sex attack on an intoxicated and sleeping woman passenger showed “a degree of planning, sophistication, and thought” said the Christchurch judge who jailed him for eight years.

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Attempt to take synthetic cannabis into jail

July 29, 2015 | By More
Attempt to take synthetic cannabis into jail

A Bromley woman who tried to take synthetic cannabis into prison has been sentenced to 120 hours community work.

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Court appearance on ram-raid charges

July 29, 2015 | By More
Court appearance on ram-raid charges

A young man facing charges over alleged ram-raids on two service stations and one dairy in New Brighton has appeared in the Christchurch District Court.

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Street kid using cannabis since age eight

July 28, 2015 | By More
Street kid using cannabis since age eight

A Christchurch street kid who stole the donations box from the cardboard cathedral has admitted being a cannabis user since he was aged eight.

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Complaints laid over broken arms in Casino fracas

July 28, 2015 | By More
Complaints laid over broken arms in Casino fracas

Police have reopened investigations into two assault complaints by Christchurch Casino patrons who allege their arms were broken by a security officer during a fracas outside the main doors.

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