Archive for May, 2016

Near neighbour accused of church fire

May 30, 2016 | By More
Near neighbour accused of church fire

The man accused of setting fire to St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church in Farrington Avenue, Bishopdale, on May 15, is a near neighbour.

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Ohoka man faces tourist bus crash charge

May 30, 2016 | By More
Ohoka man faces tourist bus crash charge

An Ohoka man charged over a New Year tourist bus crash near Arthur’s Pass has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

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Man threatened with gun by intruders

May 28, 2016 | By More
Man threatened with gun by intruders

Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun. 

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Scammer who targeted elderly victims jailed

May 27, 2016 | By More
Scammer who targeted elderly victims jailed

A two-year four-month jail term has been imposed on a 26-year-old man who admitted being part of a ring scamming elderly victims out of their bank cards and then raiding their accounts.

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Diversion for assault outside casino

May 27, 2016 | By More
Diversion for assault outside casino

Diversion has been granted to a 28-year-old man who handed himself in to police after images were released relating to a New Year assault outside Christchurch Casino.

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Unpaid tax bill topped $500,000

May 27, 2016 | By More
Unpaid tax bill topped $500,000

A woman who “buried her head in the sand” through years of work as an IT contractor ended up with a half million dollar unpaid tax bill.

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WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

May 27, 2016 | By More
WINZ shooter to serve at least 27 years

Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully has been jailed for 27 years as part of his life jail term – one of the longest sentences imposed in New Zealand.

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Court erupts as murder accused appears

May 27, 2016 | By More
Court erupts as murder accused appears

People in the public gallery of the Christchurch District Court erupted when the man accused of the murder of Renee Larissa Duckmanton appeared in the dock.

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Tully called ‘evil’ at murder sentencing

May 27, 2016 | By More
Tully called ‘evil’ at murder sentencing

Ashburton WINZ double-murderer Russell John Tully was called “an evil man” as his sentencing got under way in the High Court at Christchurch today.

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Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

May 26, 2016 | By More
Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

Police say Paul William Abbott, who has caused concern with his online dating activities in Marlborough, is back in Canterbury.

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