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Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

June 14, 2017 | By More
Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.

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Alleged burglar-on-camera held in custody

June 14, 2017 | By More
Alleged burglar-on-camera held in custody

A man alleged to have been caught on video leaving the scene after a burglary has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court. [Updated report]

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Spitting passenger will get chance to apologise

June 13, 2017 | By More
Spitting passenger will get chance to apologise

A drunk aircraft passenger will have a chance to apologise to a crew member after spitting in her face on a flight from Auckland three weeks ago.

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Tight security for party rape verdicts

June 9, 2017 | By More
Tight security for party rape verdicts

A courtroom dissolved into gasps and tears as a jury delivered guilty verdicts against two young men accused of rape and sexual violation of a drunk 15-year-old girl at a party.

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Mother admits injuring two-year-old

June 9, 2017 | By More
Mother admits injuring two-year-old

A mother from China has admitted a charge of injuring her two-year-old son with reckless disregard for his safety.

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Facebook flirting before rape allegations

June 8, 2017 | By More
Facebook flirting before rape allegations

Months of Facebook flirting happened before a disastrous teenage party that has left a 15-year-old girl alleging rape and two men on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Worker died after machine crushing accident

June 7, 2017 | By More
Worker died after machine crushing accident

A Sydenham company must pay $72,000 for the death of a staff member who died of a heart attack after being crushed in machinery.

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No more chances for woman fraudster

June 2, 2017 | By More
No more chances for woman fraudster

Second chances ran out for accomplished conwoman Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, with an eight-month jail term being imposed on her 14th remand appearance facing fraud charges.

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Professional man stays in custody

June 2, 2017 | By More
Professional man stays in custody

Name suppression continues for a well known Christchurch professional man who has been remanded in custody again when he made his second appearance after his arrest on firearms and drugs charges last weekend.

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Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

May 30, 2017 | By More
Judge’s warning against ‘unwelcome touching’

A judge has sent a deterrent message to men to keep their hands to themselves in a case that may see a former Christchurch taxi driver deported to India.

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