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Bizarre violent incident at mall

July 24, 2017 | By More
Bizarre violent incident at mall

A 17-year-old has appeared in court facing eight charges after a bizarre incident at Westfield Mall in Riccarton on Sunday.

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Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

July 23, 2017 | By More
Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

It was “unbelievable” that benefit payments were continuing for a Christchurch grandmother who admitted rorting the welfare system out of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, said a judge as he remanded her for sentence.

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Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

July 21, 2017 | By More
Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

A 39-year-old Linwood man has admitted sending an email that threatened a Member of Parliament with a grenade.

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Brothers competing to pay for damage

July 21, 2017 | By More
Brothers competing to pay for damage

Brothers Jimmy and Rupert Max Ellis-Jones have not quite reached agreement about how to pay for all the damage they did on a drunken spree through Phillipstown and Woolston.

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Boy run over by water tanker

July 20, 2017 | By More
Boy run over by water tanker

Fernside horse trainer Philip Benjamin Burrows has admitted a Worksafe New Zealand prosecution after a 10-year-old boy apparently fell under the wheels of a water truck at a training track.

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Lawyer convicted of meth possession

July 20, 2017 | By More
Lawyer convicted of meth possession

Christchurch lawyer Steven Welch Rollo has been fined on charges of possessing the class A drug methamphetamine and refusing to give his details to a police officer at a traffic stop.

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Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

July 20, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

A Burnside man has appeared in court facing six charges of setting wheelie bins alight.

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Two convicted of gang violence

July 19, 2017 | By More
Two convicted of gang violence

Two men said to be associated with the Bandidos gang have been convicted of involvement in a violent incident in which two men were stabbed and a woman assaulted.

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Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

July 19, 2017 | By More
Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

A homeless man who told a 19-year-old woman he was a specialist gynaecologist has been jailed for four years one month for the “examination” that took place next.

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Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

July 18, 2017 | By More
Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

A man who went with Bandidos gang associates to the scene of a multiple stabbing had been “shocked and surprised” when the bloody violence erupted, the defence said at the trial of two Christchurch men.

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