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Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

November 15, 2017 | By More
Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

Christchurch QC Nigel Hampton told High Court justices it was “beyond belief” that the city was losing its great judicial canopy as the courts move to the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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Two charged with setting car alight

November 14, 2017 | By More
Two charged with setting car alight

Two men have been remanded in custody on charges of arson after a car was allegedly set alight in the red zone in Burwood early on Monday.

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Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

November 13, 2017 | By More
Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

A blackmailer’s request for final name suppression has been rejected by Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave as he imposed a home detention sentence.

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Final sitting at historic court house

November 13, 2017 | By More
Final sitting at historic court house

Family Court judges and former judges, lawyers, and court staff paid tribute to the historic Armagh Street court building at a final sitting ahead of the move to the new Justice and Emergency Service Precinct next week.

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Daring burglar undone by investigation

November 12, 2017 | By More
Daring burglar undone by investigation

A daring night time burglar was undone by a fingerprint, a Facebook post, and by failing to change his clothing after an afternoon cafe visit where he scoped out the premises.

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Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

November 10, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

Canterbury farmer Carl Ryan McNaught has been urged to get anger management counselling before his sentencing on cow ill-treatment charges in February, or face possible prison or disqualification from farming animals.

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Man admits raids on hostels

November 9, 2017 | By More
Man admits raids on hostels

Nuisance raids on backpacker hostels around Christchurch have left a 31-year-old burglar in custody and facing a likely jail sentence.

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Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

November 9, 2017 | By More
Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

An accusation of blackmail by the “whistleblower” and main prosecution witness has been made at the Christchurch trial of a dairy farm manager accused of cow ill-treatment.

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Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

November 7, 2017 | By More
Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

There was “considerable confusion” by different parties over the structural reliability of the Colombo Street building where falling masonry caused deaths in the February 2011 Christchurch quake, the defence said at a Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.

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Cow screamed during beating, trial told

November 7, 2017 | By More
Cow screamed during beating, trial told

A farm worker said she heard a cow scream during a beating by farm manager Carl Ryan McNaught who has gone on trial on animal ill-treatment charges.

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