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Group raided Bishopdale homes

December 18, 2013 | By More
Group raided Bishopdale homes

The leader of a group that planned and carried out house burglaries in Bishopdale has admitted seven charges.

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Staff member admits thefts from charitable trust

December 18, 2013 | By More
Staff member admits thefts from charitable trust

A 42-year-old woman has admitted arranging extra payments of her salary to her account, and using a credit card belonging to Fertility New Zealand Ltd for her own purchases.

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Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

December 17, 2013 | By More
Crown points to contrasting texts on night of death

Evidence of two contrasting text messages did not support Philip James Nisbet being suicidal at the time of his death, the Crown said in its closing address to the jury on day 12 of the trial of the man’s wife on a charge of murder.

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Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

December 16, 2013 | By More
Man mistaken for skinhead was victim of street bashing

A young man with a medical condition that means he cannot grow hair was bullied and bashed by street thugs who mistook him for a skinhead.

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Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

December 13, 2013 | By More
Life ‘turns to muck’ for convicted drug conspirator

Life had “turned to muck” for a retired dairy farmer who became the financier for a major methamphetamine ring, a judge was told before he jailed the man for three years ten months.

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Man denies ‘petrol scam’ offences

December 13, 2013 | By More
Man denies ‘petrol scam’ offences

A man accused of carrying out 10 “petrol scam” offences is denying the charges and has been remanded on bail for a case review hearing in February.

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Judge concerned about effects of second-strike sentence

December 12, 2013 | By More
Judge concerned about effects of second-strike sentence

A judge has expressed concern about a repeat sex offender’s prospect of being released from prison without support or supervision because of the three-strikes system.

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$11,000 penalty for bringing in scorpions

December 11, 2013 | By More
$11,000 penalty for bringing in scorpions

[Full report] Sydney resident Iszac William Walters will have to pay fines and costs totalling $11,000 for his “downright stupid and irresponsible” actions in bringing live scorpions into New Zealand from Australia.

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Blackmailer worried that ‘people will think I’m evil’

December 11, 2013 | By More
Blackmailer worried that ‘people will think I’m evil’

A 19-year-old woman will have to wait a little longer to find out if she will be publicly named for a blackmail incident that ended with the suicide of the victim.

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Acquittal in long burglary trial

December 10, 2013 | By More
Acquittal in long burglary trial

A jury has found a Canterbury woman not guilty on alternative charges of burglary and receiving stolen property from a neighbouring house at the end of an eight-day Christchurch District Court trial.

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