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Anti-meth warning for home invaders

December 9, 2016 | By More
Anti-meth warning for home invaders

A judge delivered an anti-meth warning as he jailed four offenders for a disastrous night time home invasion and robbery at Springston, southwest of Christchurch.

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Fifth man faces drug dealing charges

December 7, 2016 | By More
Fifth man faces drug dealing charges

A fifth man charged with participating in an organised criminal group dealing in methamphetamine arising from police raids on Head Hunters gang premises on Tuesday has appeared at the Christchurch District Court.

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Suppression granted to alleged gang members

December 6, 2016 | By More
Suppression granted to alleged gang members

Three alleged Head Hunters gang members or associates were granted interim name suppression when they appeared on drugs or conspiracy charges in the Christchurch District Court after police raids that ended a four-month investigation today.

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Drink-driver argues jail term was too long

December 6, 2016 | By More
Drink-driver argues jail term was too long

A woman drink-driver is arguing that her two-year six-month jail sentence was too long for a crash that shoved two pedestrians over a rocky bank in Redcliffs.

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The Lost Boys of Riccarton

December 2, 2016 | By More
The Lost Boys of Riccarton

The murder trial of Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia showed us the Neverland lives of the Lost Boys of Riccarton.

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Family ’emotionally slaughtered’ by child abuse offending

December 2, 2016 | By More
Family ’emotionally slaughtered’ by child abuse offending

The mother of a sex abuse victim has talked about the family being “emotionally slaughtered” by the offending of a man who is now beginning a five-year seven-month jail term.

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Jury retires in teenager’s murder trial

December 2, 2016 | By More
Jury retires in teenager’s murder trial

The jury retired before 11am to consider its verdict in the trial of teenager Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia, charged with the murder of 87-year-old Harold Richardson in his Upper Riccarton home.

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Teen’s intent ‘at heart of murder trial’

December 1, 2016 | By More
Teen’s intent ‘at heart of murder trial’

A jury has been told it must focus on the intent of a 16-year-old at the moment he bashed an 87-year-old man over the head with a bottle in his Upper Riccarton home.

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Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

November 30, 2016 | By More
Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

A jury has accepted a Christchurch man’s claim that someone else must have ordered drugs on the “darkweb” using his computer.

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Yaldhurst shooter claims self defence

November 30, 2016 | By More
Yaldhurst shooter claims self defence

A man who shot his victim in the thigh told the probation report writer that he was acting in self defence, the Christchurch District Court heard today.

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