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Victim rejects attacker’s home detention sentence

January 25, 2017 | By More
Victim rejects attacker’s home detention sentence

A judge’s attempt to smooth over an ongoing dispute that has led to violence between two women did not end well at a Christchurch District Court sentencing session.

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Prison absconder may get second chance

January 25, 2017 | By More
Prison absconder may get second chance

It seems prison absconder Richard Graham may get a second chance, even after he never went back to jail after being given compassionate leave to attend his grandmother’s funeral.

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Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

January 24, 2017 | By More
Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

A woman who has admitted conning $3000 out of a Kiwibank customer with a sad story about her family’s terrible misfortunes is fighting to keep her name and photograph out of the media.

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‘Bad singer’ held in custody

January 24, 2017 | By More
‘Bad singer’ held in custody

A defiant love song from the dock in Christchurch’s main court landed the 33-year-old singer in custody.

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Drink-driving mum admits ‘stupidity’

January 23, 2017 | By More
Drink-driving mum admits ‘stupidity’

A woman caught driving at Rolleston with a high breath-alcohol level while her two young children were in the back seat admits it was “just stupidity” that she was driving.

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Indecency accused banned from schools

January 19, 2017 | By More
Indecency accused banned from schools

A North Canterbury man charged with indecently assaulting a girl at an Alexandra school holiday programme has been banned from entering schools while on remand.

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Seven-year jail term for three robberies

January 18, 2017 | By More
Seven-year jail term for three robberies

Seven years’ jail were imposed on a 22-year-old Christchurch man who had admitted three robberies involving six people.

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Twists and turns in firearms trial

January 18, 2017 | By More
Twists and turns in firearms trial

A Yaldhurst man grabbed in a pre-dawn police raid has asked a judge to accept that a rifle found in a woodpile at his address may have been hidden there by a man who later shot him.

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Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

January 16, 2017 | By More
Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

A grieving family told the court they were “not after vengeance” for their tragic loss of a two-year-old son killed in a motor accident, when the driver was sentenced today.

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Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

January 13, 2017 | By More
Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

A man charged with carjacking two tourists in Christchurch early on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

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