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False earthquake claims admitted

January 16, 2014 | By More
False earthquake claims admitted

A 35-year-old woman has admitted making dishonest earthquake damage claims totalling $48,620.

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More pressure on red-zone raiders

January 15, 2014 | By More
More pressure on red-zone raiders

Technology and judges are joining forces to combat burglaries in red-zone areas.

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Bizarre explanation for sex offending

January 15, 2014 | By More
Bizarre explanation for sex offending

A 25-year-old’s bizarre explanation that he offended sexually to get deported to Samoa will pay off – but only after he has served a two-year four-month jail term.

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Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

January 14, 2014 | By More
Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

A 51-year-old Christchurch computer support worker has admitted having 20,000 objectionable files depicting child pornography on his computer.

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Rangiora man denies street robbery

January 13, 2014 | By More
Rangiora man denies street robbery

A 26-year-old man denies being involved and says he will defend a charge of street robbery relating to an incident in the inner city early on Saturday morning.

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Remand on indecency charge

January 9, 2014 | By More
Remand on indecency charge

A 27-year-old central Christchurch man charged with doing an indecent act in the women’s toilets at the Botanic Gardens has been granted a registar’s remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

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Summer’s most hopeful bail application

January 8, 2014 | By More
Summer’s most hopeful bail application

A year of offending and staying well away from the Court House when he was supposed to appear on bail has led to what must be the holiday season’s most ill-starred bail application.

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Woman admits $173,000 thefts from employer

January 7, 2014 | By More
Woman admits $173,000 thefts from employer

A 27-year-old mother admitted writing 86 cheques to herself, friends, and businesses worth over $173,000 on her employer’s account, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Baby punched during domestic assault on mother

January 6, 2014 | By More
Baby punched during domestic assault on mother

A man accidentally punched his infant son in the head – leading to a hospital admission for observation – while assaulting his partner.

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Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

December 19, 2013 | By More
Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

A High Court jury has convicted Helen Elizabeth Milner of murder and attempted murder, four-and-a-half years after the death of her husband.

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