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Fraudster admits ripping off his mum

August 16, 2017 | By More
Fraudster admits ripping off his mum

A man who was jailed last year for conning foreign workers and gambling away the money, has now admitted ripping off his mother.

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Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

August 11, 2017 | By More
Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

Two Aranui mothers charged with being part of an organised shoplifting ring in Christchurch, Rangiora, and Ashburton have been remanded in custody.

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Drug-affected babysitter raped six-year-old

August 11, 2017 | By More
Drug-affected babysitter raped six-year-old

A cannabis-affected 16-year-old youth sexually abused the six-year-old girl he was babysitting.

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Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

August 10, 2017 | By More
Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

Murray James Allan realised he was lucky to be standing in the dock to be sentenced, after pulling an imitation pistol on the police and being shot in the face.

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Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

August 9, 2017 | By More
Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

A woman who injured her two-year-old son has now promised a judge that she will be a good mother – and her second child is due in October.

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Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

August 9, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

An Internet child sex abuse pornography offender has admitted parking outside a school for six minutes while serving his home detention sentence.

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Custody remand for Avonhead murder accused

August 8, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for Avonhead murder accused

Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old woman charged with the murder of Alicia Nathan at an unsual closed-court sitting in Christchurch.

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Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

August 4, 2017 | By More
Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

Police have dropped eight charges against a man killed in a crash in a stolen work van on Tuesday afternoon.

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Stupefying of sex victims alleged

August 4, 2017 | By More
Stupefying of sex victims alleged

A 60-year-old North Canterbury man charged with sex offending against six women or girls – including stupefying three of them – has been remanded on bail at the Christchurch District Court.

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February date set for Marong murder trial

August 4, 2017 | By More
February date set for Marong murder trial

Sainey Marong will go on trial on February 12 for the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton, whose body was found at the scene of a scrub fire near Rakaia on May 15 last year.

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