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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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Fine, disqualification for Allan Hubbard fatal crash

October 16, 2013 | By More
Fine, disqualification for Allan Hubbard fatal crash

Mosgiel man Andrew John Earl has been fined $2500 and disqualified from driving for a year for causing the crash which killed Timaru financier Allan Hubbard and injured his wife Jean.

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Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

October 15, 2013 | By More
Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

A Loburn teenager has been charged with the rape and abduction of an 11-year-old girl and the rape of a 17-year-old woman.

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Director admits frauds over LWR losses

October 15, 2013 | By More
Director admits frauds over LWR losses

A 66-year-old Christchurch businessman has admitted four representative fraud charges involving about $118 million related to the collapse of textile manufacturer LWR, which was placed in receivership in April 2009.

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Police seek more information on Sockburn sex attack

September 25, 2013 | By More
Police seek more information on Sockburn sex attack

Police investigating an alleged sexual assault in Sockburn yesterday say there has been an encouraging response to requests for information, but they need more.

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