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Mum and son pub robbers jailed

July 13, 2018 | By More
Mum and son pub robbers jailed

A “Mommy and Clyde” robbery team have been handed lengthy jail terms for their raids on pubs in Christchurch and Dunedin.

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Vest saved prison officer in attack by inmates

July 13, 2018 | By More
Vest saved prison officer in attack by inmates

After a fracas with inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison, a prison officer found a series of puncture wounds in the stab resistant body armour he was wearing.

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July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

July 13, 2018 | By More
July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

A date more than a year ahead has been set for the trial of a North Canterbury wine company and three personnel on charges alleging fraud concerning wine production.

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Rest home worker granted suppression for ‘dumb’ selfie

July 12, 2018 | By More
Rest home worker granted suppression for ‘dumb’ selfie

A teenage rest home worker who posted a selfie on Instagram with an elderly woman patient on the toilet in the background has been granted suppression so that she can “move on”.

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Scribe sentencing delayed

July 10, 2018 | By More
Scribe sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed for the hip-hop and rap artist Scribe, real name Malo Ioane Luafutu, because the Christchurch District Court was told he had been charged with other offences in Auckland.

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High speed chase by former manslaughter inmate

July 9, 2018 | By More
High speed chase by former manslaughter inmate

A judge ruled out home detention for a 31-year-old driver with a previous manslaughter conviction, who has now got into a dangerous high speed chase and crashed into a dog park fence.

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Big pay-back follows restaurateur’s tax convictions

July 6, 2018 | By More
Big pay-back follows restaurateur’s tax convictions

Well known restaurateur Jonny Schwass borrowed $130,000 from relatives so that he could make a significant reparation offer at his sentencing on tax charges involving more than $300,000.

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QE2 Drive crash death charge

July 6, 2018 | By More
QE2 Drive crash death charge

A 62-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive in February.

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Knife chase woman ‘wants to change’

July 6, 2018 | By More
Knife chase woman ‘wants to change’

A young woman who chased three people down the street while brandishing a knife says she does not like the person she has become.

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ jailed for latest bashing

July 4, 2018 | By More
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ jailed for latest bashing

A man’s “Jekyll and Hyde” violence towards women has brought a four-year seven-month jail term after a three-hour assault left his latest victim with 73 bruises and a broken rib.

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