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Counterfeit note charges denied

March 21, 2014 | By More
Counterfeit note charges denied

A Sockburn man is denying charges of using counterfeit $20 banknotes.

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Home detention for home invasion

March 19, 2014 | By More
Home detention for home invasion

A man who carried out an armed burglary because he said he felt “ripped off” by the intended victim has been sentenced to home detention for seven months.

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Cannabis growing venture went up in flames

March 17, 2014 | By More
Cannabis growing venture went up in flames

An Oxford man is sorry and embarrassed about the public humiliation that his cannabis growing efforts have brought for himself and his family.

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Career burglar back in jail

March 17, 2014 | By More
Career burglar back in jail

A biking burglar who isn’t slowing down at age 59 has been given his 19th jail sentence.

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Sex-texting charges dropped

March 14, 2014 | By More
Sex-texting charges dropped

All charges have been dropped against a 36-year-old Taihape man who exchanged sex-texts with girls aged 11 to 13 years.

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Bail granted on cocaine charge

March 13, 2014 | By More
Bail granted on cocaine charge

Bail has been granted under strict conditions to a Brazilian man arrested in Christchurch and charged with possession of cocaine for supply.

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4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

March 13, 2014 | By More
4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

Investigators can find little trace of $1,142,280 embezzled from her employers by a Christchurch woman with a gambling addiction.

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Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

March 13, 2014 | By More
Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

Deeply troubled and hearing voices, a 27-year-old Christchurch woman decided her best option to keep herself safe was to get locked up for a dairy robbery.

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Vet nurse admits false drugs order

March 12, 2014 | By More
Vet nurse admits false drugs order

A woman who ordered three types of controlled drugs from a pharmaceutical supplier after resigning her job as a veterinary nurse has been put on supervision to deal with her drug dependency.

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Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

March 11, 2014 | By More
Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

Teenager Daniel William Taylor has been jailed for 15 months for a red-zone house burglary and for speeding through a red light at a busy Linwood intersection at 100km an hour.

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