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Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

March 29, 2017 | By More
Fresh warrant for woman in Australia

A fresh warrant has been issued for the arrest of Simone Anne Wright, who is in Australia, and police now believe they know where she is.

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Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

March 28, 2017 | By More
Murder accused denies ever striking toddler

Troy Kevin Taylor has told the jury at his murder trial that his repeated concussion injuries never caused him to lose control or strike the baby he is accused of assaulting and killing.

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Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

March 27, 2017 | By More
Toddler died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’, trial told

Injuries to the jaw of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes the day before his death were not consistent with a fall while he was in his cot, a doctor told the sixth day of the murder trial of Troy Kevin Taylor.

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Man jailed for throat stabbing

March 25, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for throat stabbing

A 68-year-old man was jailed for six years for stabbing a woman he knew in the throat, cutting her carotid artery.

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Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

March 23, 2017 | By More
Slick ram-raid netted goods worth $50,000

A 30-year-old man has admitted his role in a highly organised ram-raid in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched from a Barrington sports store.

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Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

March 22, 2017 | By More
Offender’s violence a mystery at sentencing

A second strike offender faces serving all of an eight-year six-month jail term imposed for a string of violent incidents that left his victims cut and bruised.

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Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

March 22, 2017 | By More
Truck driver’s carelessness caused pile-up, judge rules

A judge has ruled that a truck driver’s inattention or misjudgment caused a serious three-vehicle pile-up on Lineside Road, one of the main routes to Rangiora.

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Mother denies causing fatal injuries

March 21, 2017 | By More
Mother denies causing fatal injuries

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2 update: A young mother has rejected a defence accusation that she had harmed her young son and was responsible for the fatal injuries for which Troy Kevin Taylor is on trial for murder.

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Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

March 21, 2017 | By More
Baby noted as ‘happy’ the day after alleged assault

Troy Taylor murder trial, Day 2: The day after being allegedly assaulted by the man accused of murdering him, 14-month old Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes was “pretty much his usual self” during a visit to the doctor.

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Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

March 20, 2017 | By More
Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

A man who says two women have wrongly remembered alleged sexual indecencies over a decade ago, is on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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