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MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

March 26, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

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No bail bid by sexual assault accused

March 23, 2018 | By More
No bail bid by sexual assault accused

A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

March 22, 2018 | By More
Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.

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Why police ‘like’ Facebook

March 21, 2018 | By More
Why police ‘like’ Facebook

An online drug dealer says he just never thought that the Christchurch Police might be Facebooking like everyone else.

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Teller machine ‘skimmers’ plead guilty

March 19, 2018 | By More
Teller machine ‘skimmers’ plead guilty

Two Canadian men from Quebec pleaded guilty to charges of trying to “skim” Westpac ATM’s to obtain bankcard and PIN information.

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Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

March 17, 2018 | By More
Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

A young man with no passenger licence who drove a bus load of tourists along one of New Zealand’s most challenging highways was sentenced to a fine and community work in the Christchurch District Court.

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Scribe must prove drug rehab success

March 15, 2018 | By More
Scribe must prove drug rehab success

Hip-hop artist Scribe will have to prove he is “kicking the drug habit” if he wants to be discharged without conviction on a methamphetamine possession charge, he was told at court today. [Updated report]

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Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

March 14, 2018 | By More
Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

A fifth member of the Rebels motorcycle gang has admitted being part of an organised criminal group, on the third day scheduled for pre-trial arguments in the Christchurch District Court.

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Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

March 13, 2018 | By More
Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

Four members of the Rebels motorcycle club have admitted being members of an organised criminal group that was dealing methamphetamine and cannabis in Christchurch.

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Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

March 12, 2018 | By More
Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

An offender sent back from Australia after a manslaughter conviction for a Brisbane bashing now faces another jail term after a booze-addled incident at a vacant house in Wellington.

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