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Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

May 21, 2018 | By More
Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

An incident of alcohol-fuelled violence at a pub on Christchurch’s outskirts has cost a young Christchurch man the chance to play semi-professional rugby overseas.

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Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

May 18, 2018 | By More
Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

After being told to turn up at court with a large cheque or be prepared for an immediate jail term, a man found guilty of vandalising EQC cars has come up with a $15,000 offer.

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Fatal work safety breach admitted

May 18, 2018 | By More
Fatal work safety breach admitted

A Christchurch transport firm has admitted a workplace safety breach after an accident in which a 52-year-old man was crushed by a bundle of steel.

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Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

May 18, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

An unlicensed builder has admitted doing alterations on a Riccarton house and using forged documents relating to the building consents.

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$5000 reparation ordered for doctor smash

May 17, 2018 | By More
$5000 reparation ordered for doctor smash

A 45-year-old North New Brighton man must pay reparations of $5000 for running a red light in Dunedin and smashing into a car transporting four doctors.

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Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

May 17, 2018 | By More
Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

A 23-year-old woman carried out a slash attack on another woman’s face because she believed she was a Japanese spy who was recording her thoughts.

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Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

May 16, 2018 | By More
Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

Home detention has been ruled out for a two-time child abuse pornography offender who has now been found with another 29,380 images.

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Bail breach appearance for Scribe

May 14, 2018 | By More
Bail breach appearance for Scribe

Hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has accepted he breached his bail with an unauthorised change of address, but police have not sought to have him held in custody.

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Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

May 14, 2018 | By More
Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

A 43-year-old man is on trial charged with assaulting, kidnapping, and raping a woman he met on an online dating site.

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Skipper fined for grounding

May 11, 2018 | By More
Skipper fined for grounding

A trawler skipper has been fined $2000 for the grounding that left The Lady Sarah wrecked on Kaitorete Spit in December 2016.

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