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Teenagers jailed for robberies

October 4, 2017 | By More
Teenagers jailed for robberies

Two 19-year-olds were sentenced to over four years’ prison for their part in an armed robbery of a dairy in Templeton in 2016.

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Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

October 3, 2017 | By More
Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

A second man has admitted importing a psychoactive substance which could be used to produce up to 25kg of synthetic cannabis with a potential street value of half a million dollars.

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Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

October 3, 2017 | By More
Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

A 63-year-old man who fired 20 rounds into the walls of two bedrooms was sentenced to three months’ prison, so he will be released almost immediately and taken to a mental health facility to be assessed.

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Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

September 29, 2017 | By More
Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

Jurors have been offered counselling after delivering five guilty verdicts in the trial of two men charged with the rape and sexual violation of a drunk teenage girl in 2013.

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Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

September 29, 2017 | By More
Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

Two men who had sex with a drunk 17-year-old girl on a surf club roof said they believed “on reasonable grounds” that she was consenting to the activity, at a Christchurch District Court jury trial.

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‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

September 27, 2017 | By More
‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

Jury members were told “steel yourselves” as photograph booklets of Marcus Luke Tucker’s bashed and burnt body were handed out on the third day of the murder trial of Peter John Carroll.

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Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

September 26, 2017 | By More
Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

A woman went to pieces as she told the Marcus Luke Tucker murder trial of the sound of her friend screaming for help during the fatal bashing in her bedroom.

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Two accused of rape of drunk teen

September 25, 2017 | By More
Two accused of rape of drunk teen

Two men have gone on trial for the alleged rape and sexual violation of a drunk 17-year-old girl at New Brighton in December 2013.

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Mistaken identity behind murder, Crown alleges

September 25, 2017 | By More
Mistaken identity behind murder, Crown alleges

The murder of Marcus Luke Tucker was a case of mistaken identity, the Crown alleged at the start of the trial of Peter John Carroll in the High Court at Christchurch.

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All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

September 24, 2017 | By More
All Blacks’ security man faces $225,000 tax bill

A Christchurch security consultant who did work for the All Blacks has had to sell his home to pay a court order for $225,000 unpaid taxes – about two thirds of what he owes.

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