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Pedestrian struck on footpath by drink-driver

June 3, 2018 | By More
Pedestrian struck on footpath by drink-driver

A drink-driver who slammed into a man walking on the footpath in the central city may be ordered to pay emotional harm reparations for the injuries he caused.

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Murder parolee admits going on the run

June 3, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee admits going on the run

Three months after his release on parole from a life sentence for murder, Dean Raymond Purdy chopped off his electronic ankle bracelet in Dunedin and went on the run.

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$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

May 31, 2018 | By More
$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

After receiving a warning from the Inland Revenue Department, a Christchurch company director continued not paying PAYE for his concreting business for another 21 months.

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Remands on $40 robbery charges

May 30, 2018 | By More
Remands on $40 robbery charges

Three men charged with a $40 Friday night robbery at Rangiora have appeared at the Christchurch District Court.

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Crash survivor jailed for violence

May 29, 2018 | By More
Crash survivor jailed for violence

A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.

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Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

May 25, 2018 | By More
Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

“After six months, it still feels raw,” said burglary victim Ian Jones after seeing the man who raided his Redwood property jailed for five years.

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Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

May 23, 2018 | By More
Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

Identification of an armed intruder who shot a man in the neck and shoulder is the key issue at a drugs robbery trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

May 21, 2018 | By More
Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

An incident of alcohol-fuelled violence at a pub on Christchurch’s outskirts has cost a young Christchurch man the chance to play semi-professional rugby overseas.

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Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

May 18, 2018 | By More
Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

After being told to turn up at court with a large cheque or be prepared for an immediate jail term, a man found guilty of vandalising EQC cars has come up with a $15,000 offer.

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Fatal work safety breach admitted

May 18, 2018 | By More
Fatal work safety breach admitted

A Christchurch transport firm has admitted a workplace safety breach after an accident in which a 52-year-old man was crushed by a bundle of steel.

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