Archive for October, 2017

Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Man admits third police pursuit

October 30, 2017 | By More
Man admits third police pursuit

A 33-year-old man has admitted what police say is his third police pursuit, after a 20-minute high speed chase across the city.

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Teen admits street robbery

October 30, 2017 | By More
Teen admits street robbery

A teenager who admitted taking part in an armed street robbery has avoided being given a first-strike warning because he is too young.

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Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

October 30, 2017 | By More
Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

A man who worked for an organisation that ran courses “Empowering positive change” has begun his second jail term, for his sixth drink-driving conviction.

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Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

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Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

October 29, 2017 | By More
Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

A 36-year-old man who committed indecencies with a 13-year-old girl he had groomed online and by text messages has been jailed for two years three months.

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

October 27, 2017 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

A Christchurch man who claims he was researching how to grow cannabis to get work in the medical marijuana industry in Australia is in custody awaiting sentencing in January.

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Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

October 27, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

An 19-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the mother of a three-year-old at a party in Avonhead in August.

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Court bid to release youth from secure care

October 26, 2017 | By More
Court bid to release youth from secure care

A High Court judge has been asked to force the State to find a placement for a 16-year-old youth being held at the youth justice facility near Christchurch because there is nowhere else for him to go.

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Fracas after court room jump

October 26, 2017 | By More
Fracas after court room jump

A man was grabbed and subdued amongst the public seating after jumping from inside the dock in Christchurch’s main police court.

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