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Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

May 18, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

An unlicensed builder has admitted doing alterations on a Riccarton house and using forged documents relating to the building consents.

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$5000 reparation ordered for doctor smash

May 17, 2018 | By More
$5000 reparation ordered for doctor smash

A 45-year-old North New Brighton man must pay reparations of $5000 for running a red light in Dunedin and smashing into a car transporting four doctors.

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Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

May 17, 2018 | By More
Slash attack on ‘spy’ by mental patient

A 23-year-old woman carried out a slash attack on another woman’s face because she believed she was a Japanese spy who was recording her thoughts.

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Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

May 16, 2018 | By More
Two-time child pornography offender faces jail

Home detention has been ruled out for a two-time child abuse pornography offender who has now been found with another 29,380 images.

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Bail breach appearance for Scribe

May 14, 2018 | By More
Bail breach appearance for Scribe

Hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has accepted he breached his bail with an unauthorised change of address, but police have not sought to have him held in custody.

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Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

May 14, 2018 | By More
Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

A 43-year-old man is on trial charged with assaulting, kidnapping, and raping a woman he met on an online dating site.

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Skipper fined for grounding

May 11, 2018 | By More
Skipper fined for grounding

A trawler skipper has been fined $2000 for the grounding that left The Lady Sarah wrecked on Kaitorete Spit in December 2016.

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Australian deportee was ‘man alone’

May 10, 2018 | By More
Australian deportee was ‘man alone’

Ross Dylen Hunt was a man alone when he landed back in New Zealand last May after years in prison in Australia for manslaughter, says the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society.

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Close monitoring for offender sent back from Australia

May 8, 2018 | By More
Close monitoring for offender sent back from Australia

A judge has taken a grip on the life of an offender deported from Australia with a manslaughter conviction, and will keep a close watch on him for a year.

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Custody remand on two chase charges

May 4, 2018 | By More
Custody remand on two chase charges

A Nelson man who allegedly failed to stop for police in two pursuits has been remanded in custody after a Christchurch court appearance.

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