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Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

July 12, 2016 | By More
Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

A man who admitted armed burglary, kidnapping, and injuring charges in the High Court in June is now applying to withdraw his guilty pleas.

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Suppression lifts on cocaine importing accused

July 11, 2016 | By More
Suppression lifts on cocaine importing accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 29-year-old Mexican man charged with possession and importing of the class A drug cocaine and he has pleaded not guilty.

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Former manager admits thefts from concrete firm

July 8, 2016 | By More
Former manager admits thefts from concrete firm

Civil proceedings may be launched to recover money from a manager who has admitted stealing almost $116,000 from a Christchurch business.

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Murder trial jury to consider verdicts on Friday

July 7, 2016 | By More
Murder trial jury to consider verdicts on Friday

A jury has been told it must set aside feelings of sympathy or prejudice as it considers its verdicts on three inmates charged with the murder of another prisoner.

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Trial told of prison ‘culture of violence’

July 7, 2016 | By More
Trial told of prison ‘culture of violence’

Benton Marni Parata had a reputation in Christchurch Men’s Prison’s tough Rawhiti Wing as an inmate who could look after himself and would not back down.

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Murder trial judge warns spectators about behaviour

July 5, 2016 | By More
Murder trial judge warns spectators about behaviour

A judge has issued a behaviour warning to members of the two “camps” among the spectators at the trial of three men charged with murder over a bashing at Christchurch Men’s Prison last year.

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Suppression lapses for Renee Duckmanton murder accused

July 5, 2016 | By More
Suppression lapses for Renee Duckmanton murder accused

Interim name suppression has lapsed for Sainey Marong, accused of the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton.

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Street confrontation became double stabbing

July 4, 2016 | By More
Street confrontation became double stabbing

A street confrontation possibly over road cones led to a double stabbing in Warrington Street, Edgeware.

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Woman admits taking $100,000 for gambling

July 4, 2016 | By More
Woman admits taking $100,000 for gambling

A 66-year-old woman who had an enduring power of attorney over an older woman with an intellectual disability, has admitted taking more than $100,000 of her money for gambling.

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Teen admits causing South Shore dune fire

July 1, 2016 | By More
Teen admits causing South Shore dune fire

A 17-year-old has admitted causing a sand dunes fire that forced the evacuation of 12 South Shore homes.

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