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Three synthetic cannabis arrests

August 2, 2017 | By More
Three synthetic cannabis arrests

Three people charged with possession of synthetic cannabis for sale were remanded without plea at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

August 2, 2017 | By More
Important fatal crash witnesses never came forward

Two vital witnesses who may have seen the accident in which 47-year-old motorcyclist Tessa Tui Conrad was killed were missing at the trial of the man who was today acquitted of causing her death.

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Home detention for bashing witness in court

July 31, 2017 | By More
Home detention for bashing witness in court

A man who bashed a witness who had just given evidence against his stepfather at a High Court hearing has been allowed home detention.

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Parenting advice from judge over turtle smuggling

July 28, 2017 | By More
Parenting advice from judge over turtle smuggling

Sometimes parents must “just say no” even if it means disappointing a tearful child, said a judge as he fined a Christchurch mother for a biosecurity breach.

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Court House sprinter charged

July 27, 2017 | By More
Court House sprinter charged

A woman who bolted from the dock and got out of the Court House as she was being sentenced to jail has been charged with escaping from custody.

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Teacher’s career ended by ‘technical assault’

July 25, 2017 | By More
Teacher’s career ended by ‘technical assault’

A respected teacher’s long career has come to a sudden stop after he admitted an assault on a 12-year-old boy at St Thomas of Canterbury College.

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Bizarre violent incident at mall

July 24, 2017 | By More
Bizarre violent incident at mall

A 17-year-old has appeared in court facing eight charges after a bizarre incident at Westfield Mall in Riccarton on Sunday.

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Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

July 21, 2017 | By More
Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

A 39-year-old Linwood man has admitted sending an email that threatened a Member of Parliament with a grenade.

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Lawyer convicted of meth possession

July 20, 2017 | By More
Lawyer convicted of meth possession

Christchurch lawyer Steven Welch Rollo has been fined on charges of possessing the class A drug methamphetamine and refusing to give his details to a police officer at a traffic stop.

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Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

July 20, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

A Burnside man has appeared in court facing six charges of setting wheelie bins alight.

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