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Christchurch bravery awards presented to police

August 14, 2014 | By More
Christchurch bravery awards presented to police

The Governor-General, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae, has presented four Christchurch Police officers and one former officer with bravery awards for their actions following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

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Police investigate spate of Avonside fires

August 12, 2014 | By More
Police investigate spate of Avonside fires

Christchurch police are investigating a cluster of fires that occurred in the Avonside area in the early hours of this morning. 

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Assault on teenager at Edgeware

August 1, 2014 | By More
Assault on teenager at Edgeware

Police are trying to find two women who helped a 15-year-old girl who was assaulted on Edgeware Road near Manchester Street on Thursday.

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Suspicious package presented at police station

July 23, 2014 | By More
Suspicious package presented at police station

Part of the Christchurch Central Police station was shut down for a time today after someone came to the public counter with a suspicious package. [Updated Report]

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Possible preventive detention decision delayed

April 30, 2014 | By More
Possible preventive detention decision delayed

Sentencing of an 18-year-old from North Canterbury who has admitted two rapes has been delayed to get a more detailed assessment of the risk he poses.

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Murder arrest after Redwood death

November 4, 2013 | By More
Murder arrest after Redwood death

A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon charged with murder after an overnight incident at a Redwood house.

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Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

October 30, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.

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Man admits role in arsons

October 28, 2013 | By More
Man admits role in arsons

Keri Martin Wakefield has now admitted he was the main offender in arson attacks that caused damage totalling $374,000.

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Ten-year non-parole term for murder at housing complex

October 18, 2013 | By More
Ten-year non-parole term for murder at housing complex

A 59-year-old man has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death with a boning knife at a Christchurch City Council housing complex in Spreydon.

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Home detention for robbery getaway driver

October 16, 2013 | By More
Home detention for robbery getaway driver

A woman who said she regretted ever getting involved in an incident with Christchurch’s smiling bank robber, Timothy Daniel Whelan, has been given a 12-month home detention sentence.

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