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Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

June 23, 2017 | By More
Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

Acute Finance Ltd has been fined for overcharging its consumer finance customers, but the Commerce Commission has not been able to find any victims who want to speak out.

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Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

June 23, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 16-year-old youth charged with the murder of a man who was found injured in a carpark at Sumner in March.

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Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

June 22, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

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Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

June 21, 2017 | By More
Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

A Youth Court judge has gone to the Christchurch Central Police Station to see the “barren and desolate” cell where a 14-year-old charged with robbery has been held for days.

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‘One-man crime wave’ jailed

June 21, 2017 | By More
‘One-man crime wave’ jailed

A “one-man crime wave” who told the court prison had saved his life, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ jail for dishonesty charges involving losses of $49,000.

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Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

June 20, 2017 | By More
Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

Burglar Michael Taui Wetere sprang into action in the hour after the Kaikoura earthquake while police were busy doing tsunami evacuations in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

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Bail granted to robbery accused

June 19, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to robbery accused

A 24-year-old labourer has been charged with the aggravated robbery of a woman on Sheldon Street, Woolston, at the weekend.

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Problem driver runs out of second chances

June 18, 2017 | By More
Problem driver runs out of second chances

The disorganisation and chaos of Richard Graham’s life has reached the limits of a judge’s patience, and the 28-year-old has now farewelled his children for a few months.

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Prison officer bashed by teen murder accused

June 16, 2017 | By More
Prison officer bashed by teen murder accused

While on remand in custody for murder, an 18-year-old punched a prison officer twice in the head in an incident at the Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Man shot by police pleads guilty

June 16, 2017 | By More
Man shot by police pleads guilty

A man shot in the face by police in a Woolston firearms incident in February has admitted six charges and is in custody for sentencing.

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