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Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

April 11, 2017 | By More
Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

For the second time, Immigration New Zealand has stymied the sentencing of a marriage scam fraudster by refusing her entry into the country.

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Alleged shooting victim gets more time for court appearance

April 11, 2017 | By More
Alleged shooting victim gets more time for court appearance

Police were refused an arrest warrant when a man allegedly shot in a gang incident on March 30 failed to appear on other charges at the Christchurch District Court today because of his injuries.

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Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

April 11, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

A man charged with bashing a witness in a High Court hearing on Monday has been allowed bail and released from custody at the Christchurch Court House.

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Punches thrown in High Court

April 10, 2017 | By More
Punches thrown in High Court

Violence erupted during a break at a hearing over a gang home invasion at the main High Court courtroom in Christchurch.

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Date rape drug used by meth dealer, Crown claims

April 10, 2017 | By More
Date rape drug used by meth dealer, Crown claims

The Crown alleges the date rape drug GHB may have been used on a woman by her meth dealer before he raped her in her Greymouth home.

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Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

April 10, 2017 | By More
Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

The Crown has dropped an important detail about the knife-point robbery of a secondhand bookshop ahead of the robber’s sentencing which is now set for May.

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Ashburton man faces sex charges

April 7, 2017 | By More
Ashburton man faces sex charges

A 40-year-old Ashburton man has been granted interim name suppression on seven sex charges.

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Three in court for airport drugs bust

April 7, 2017 | By More
Three in court for airport drugs bust

Two men from Russia and a Ukrainian woman have been charged after authorities allegedly found 5kg of MDMA – commonly known as ecstasy – in a suitcase at Christchurch International Airport.

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Psych report ordered on sex offender

April 7, 2017 | By More
Psych report ordered on sex offender

A psychological report has been ordered for a 21-year-old who asked if he could join in with a couple having sex, and later showed himself naked to a 67-year-old woman.

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Trial date set over baby’s death

April 7, 2017 | By More
Trial date set over baby’s death

October 30 has been set for the trial of a 20-year-old woman accused of murdering a one-year-old baby more than two years ago.

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