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Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

November 1, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail has been granted to a man who claims he was growing 247 cannabis plants in a sophisticated growing set-up at a Linwood house as part of a “research” project.

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Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

November 1, 2017 | By More
Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

A judge’s knowledge of firearms has made a dead duck out of a man’s explanation for having a shotgun and ammunition.

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Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

October 27, 2017 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

A Christchurch man who claims he was researching how to grow cannabis to get work in the medical marijuana industry in Australia is in custody awaiting sentencing in January.

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Court bid to release youth from secure care

October 26, 2017 | By More
Court bid to release youth from secure care

A High Court judge has been asked to force the State to find a placement for a 16-year-old youth being held at the youth justice facility near Christchurch because there is nowhere else for him to go.

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Reasons for mall violence suppressed

October 25, 2017 | By More
Reasons for mall violence suppressed

The reasons behind a teenager’s threatening and violent behaviour at a Christchurch shopping mall have been suppressed after he pleaded guilty to all charges.

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Armed home invasion admitted

October 23, 2017 | By More
Armed home invasion admitted

A man has admitted the home invasion of an address in Templeton where he pointed what appeared to be a firearm at his victims and demanded money.

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Online contact led to sex charges

October 20, 2017 | By More
Online contact led to sex charges

After confiscating alcohol from a 15-year-old girl he met at a party because she was too young, a 47-year-old man began grooming her for online indecencies and sexual encounters.

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Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

October 19, 2017 | By More
Jailed rape offenders rule out appeals

Finally, after two rape trials that ended with guilty verdicts, two Punjabi men say they will do their jail time and they will not lodge appeals.

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