Archive for August, 2017

Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

August 31, 2017 | By More
Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

A man listed as having “no fixed abode” has been charged with burglaries at six backpacker hostels in Christchurch and Nelson.

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Potential half-million dollar drug interception

August 31, 2017 | By More
Potential half-million dollar drug interception

A 30-year-old man has admitted importation of a substance which could produce half a million dollars worth of synthetic cannabis.

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Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

August 30, 2017 | By More
Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

A teenager has been jailed for a street assault that caused his victim a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.

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Sex offender’s ‘mindset’ brings jail term

August 30, 2017 | By More
Sex offender’s ‘mindset’ brings jail term

A man’s continuing denials of sex offending by touching two girls has led to a 20-month jail term.

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Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

August 30, 2017 | By More
Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

A Crown prosecutor was abused and threatened by supporters of a 21-year-old who had just been jailed for three years for the sexual violation of a drunk woman.

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Community work sentence for poaching deer

August 30, 2017 | By More
Community work sentence for poaching deer

A community work sentence has been imposed on a Waikari man who has admitted his second poaching offence, after a deer was shot on Waiau’s Windford Hills Station.

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Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

August 29, 2017 | By More
Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

A woman fled a Linwood Park after stabbing a man in the neck in an argument over tobacco, and told some people she met that she thought she had killed someone.

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Red zone car chase admitted

August 29, 2017 | By More
Red zone car chase admitted

A man has admitted leading police on a car chase that involved speeding across empty red zone sections and crashing through fences.

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Supervision for problem passenger who spat

August 28, 2017 | By More
Supervision for problem passenger who spat

Unruly passenger Kiri Marsh has been put on intensive supervision for her drunken antics on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland which included spitting on a flight attendant.

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The problem of Christopher James Taylor

August 28, 2017 | By More
The problem of Christopher James Taylor

The system tries hard, but it struggles to deal with the problem of Christopher James Taylor.

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