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‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

November 18, 2013 | By More
‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

Repeat fraudster Stephen Gerard Mason cheated the elderly with frauds described by a judge as “despicable and mean-spirited”.

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Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

November 14, 2013 | By More
Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

An 11-year-old girl jumped from a moving vehicle on a North Canterbury road to escape from the teenager who had just raped her.

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Student brought in high risk food

November 13, 2013 | By More
Student brought in high risk food

A Chinese student will have to pay penalties totalling $1130 for failing to declare 57 food items she tried to bring into New Zealand through Christchurch International Airport.

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Mother admits endangering children who lived in meth lab house

November 13, 2013 | By More
Mother admits endangering children who lived in meth lab house

A woman has admitted endangering the health of her son and daughter by having them living with her in a house that was being used for methamphetamine manufacture.

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‘Keep out of gangs’ – jailed dad’s message

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Keep out of gangs’ – jailed dad’s message

A man facing a long jail term for injuring his five-year-old son with a heater has spoken from the dock to tell his teenage boy to stay away from gangs.

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Man says he is struggling after blackmail conviction quashed

November 12, 2013 | By More
Man says he is struggling after blackmail conviction quashed

Ritchie Stuart Clutterbuck says he is struggling to find work and get his life back on track after serving a two-year jail sentence for a blackmail conviction that was quashed on appeal.

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Violent offender suffering anxiety from earlier shooting

November 12, 2013 | By More
Violent offender suffering anxiety from earlier shooting

A man shot in an armed incident many years ago has now been convicted on seven charges involving assaults and threats.

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Fraudster admits forging her own reference

November 11, 2013 | By More
Fraudster admits forging her own reference

A woman who did sex work while on home detention has now admitted forging her own reference letter that was put before a Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Drug rehab course urged for high risk offender

November 9, 2013 | By More
Drug rehab course urged for high risk offender

A woman assessed as a high risk of reoffending has been urged by a judge to attend a drug rehabilitation programme in the North Island during a jail term imposed for meth dealing.

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Prison recall being considered for convicted predator

November 7, 2013 | By More
Prison recall being considered for convicted predator

Sentencing of convicted on-line predator Cameron Stuart Hore for a breach of parole has been put off for three weeks while the Parole Board considers his recall to prison.

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