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Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

April 11, 2018 | By More
Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

A jury was hurriedly ushered from a Christchurch courtroom when the man they had just convicted of drug importation began shouting in the dock and a woman in the public gallery joined in.

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Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

April 9, 2018 | By More
Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

A 75-year-old woman was left shaking and in tears after Graeme Nigel Patterson confronted her about a driving error.

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Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

April 9, 2018 | By More
Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

A 54-year-old Aranui man accused of the murder of a woman in Merivale at the weekend has been granted name suppression at the request of the police, and defence.

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Sleeping driver ‘hijacked’

April 6, 2018 | By More
Sleeping driver ‘hijacked’

A man who “hijacked a guy” sleeping in his car on September 23, admitted charges of kidnapping, dangerous driving, unlawfully taking a car, and failing to stop for police in the Christchurch District Court.

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Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

March 28, 2018 | By More
Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

A property consultant who arranged for a real estate agent to receive nearly $150,000 commission that the agent did not earn pleaded guilty to 14 fraud charges and has been remanded in custody for sentencing in May.

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Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

March 27, 2018 | By More
Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

It looked a bit like divine intervention, but the problems that beset a case involving “God” at the Christchurch District Court were probably very much human.

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MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

March 26, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

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No bail bid by sexual assault accused

March 23, 2018 | By More
No bail bid by sexual assault accused

A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

March 22, 2018 | By More
Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.

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Why police ‘like’ Facebook

March 21, 2018 | By More
Why police ‘like’ Facebook

An online drug dealer says he just never thought that the Christchurch Police might be Facebooking like everyone else.

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