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Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

November 26, 2013 | By More
Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

A sex offender is back in prison serving more of a 12-year term after being convicted of secretly filming an 18-year-old woman in the shower and on the toilet.

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Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

November 25, 2013 | By More
Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

A Christchurch woman prosecuted for a document fraud offence related to the huge LWR collapse dabbed at her eyes and thanked the judge after being fined $2000 but granted a suppression order that will let her stay in business.

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Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

November 22, 2013 | By More
Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

Restaurant manager Paul Thomas Foster fiddled the loyalty card system at the Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue to get himself nearly $17,000.

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Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

November 21, 2013 | By More
Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

The chief executive of Christchurch company Black Box Spatial Ltd has admitted deceiving an insurance company into paying out more than $700,000 in business interruption insurance after the earthquakes.

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Peace breaks out in Spreydon

November 20, 2013 | By More
Peace breaks out in Spreydon

A Samoan man had to kneel for some time during a reconciliation meeting between families that followed a bloody street brawl in Spreydon.

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Repeat offender will be ‘toast’ in prison

November 20, 2013 | By More
Repeat offender will be ‘toast’ in prison

An intellectually limited man has ended up on remand in prison where his defence counsel believes he will be “toast”.

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Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

November 19, 2013 | By More
Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

A judge has taken a strong stand to protect vulnerable late night workers such as bus and taxi drivers.

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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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