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Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

March 16, 2017 | By More
Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

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Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

March 13, 2017 | By More
Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

Name suppression has lapsed on members or associates of the Head Hunters gang who were charged with being members of an organised criminal group after police raids on gang premises in December.

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Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

March 13, 2017 | By More
Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

A German tourist must pay $1400 reparations to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs when he veered across the centre line of State Highway 7 in a rain storm on Saturday.

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Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

March 13, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on unprotected sex charges

A man alleged to have put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex was re-admitted to bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

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Third man arrested after Rebels MC raids

March 10, 2017 | By More
Third man arrested after Rebels MC raids

A third man arrested in raids that ended an investigation into the Rebels MC gang last week has been remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

March 9, 2017 | By More
Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

Two men are not being made to pay for the $6000 damage they did in the Christchurch Men’s prison after they refused to go back to their cell during a lock-down period.

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Mob member admits police assault

March 9, 2017 | By More
Mob member admits police assault

A Mongrel Mob member has admitted punching a policeman three times, and breaking his glasses, in an incident during a traffic stop Cheviot, North Canterbury, in March last year.

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Victim ‘not happy’ with trial outcome

March 9, 2017 | By More
Victim ‘not happy’ with trial outcome

The bicycle-wheel thief whose leg was broken when he was run down by his victim in central Christchurch believes the driver should now be facing jail time.

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Theft victim drove car into offender, Crown alleges

March 7, 2017 | By More
Theft victim drove car into offender, Crown alleges

A Christchurch man has told a jury he had no idea he had driven his car into the man who had just stolen the wheel of his bicycle, breaking his leg.

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Delay for Justice and Emergency Service project

March 5, 2017 | By More
Delay for Justice and Emergency Service project

Completion of Christchurch’s $300 million Justice and Emergency Services precinct has been delayed for months, with the centre now not expected to open for business until late this year.

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