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Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

October 9, 2017 | By More
Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

The court will count on the good intentions of a German visitor to pay for some of the $145,000 damage he did in a head-on crash when he veered across State Highway 73 near Springfield.

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Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

October 6, 2017 | By More
Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

A man who jammed an arresting police officer’s elbow in his door, and repeatedly tried to avoid arrest, pleaded guilty to seven charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Cannabis growing charge

October 5, 2017 | By More
Cannabis growing charge

A Bishopdale man has been charged with cultivating cannabis after firefighters were called to a Stanmore Road property because water was coming out of the house.

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Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

October 4, 2017 | By More
Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

A Rangiora firm has been hit hard by the new workplace safety legislation, with a fine, reparations and costs totalling almost $180,000 imposed for a woman employee’s fall.

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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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