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Three-month delay for teen’s murder trial

May 1, 2016 | By More
Three-month delay for teen’s murder trial

A new trial date in November has been set for the two-week trial of a teenager charged with the murder of an elderly man at his Upper Riccarton home last August.

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Man received gear stolen from construction companies

April 29, 2016 | By More
Man received gear stolen from construction companies

A 32-year-old Oxford man who admitted receiving two trailers and tools worth thousands of dollars stolen from two construction companies was sentenced to community detention in the Christchurch District Court.

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Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

April 28, 2016 | By More
Sentencing date set for Ashburton WINZ shooter

May 27 has been set for the sentencing of Russell John Tully for the murder of two Ashburton WINZ staff and the attempted murder of a third.

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Reserved decision in drone prosecution

April 28, 2016 | By More
Reserved decision in drone prosecution

A judge has reserved his decision on a Civil Aviation Authority prosecution of a Kaiapoi man charged with flying a drone at a fire-fighting scene at Pines Beach in January 2015.

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Liquor shop manager to repay stolen money

April 28, 2016 | By More
Liquor shop manager to repay stolen money

A judge has opted to let an offender keep working, going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and paying back $13,471 he stole from an employer through his drinking and gambling.

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Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

April 27, 2016 | By More
Community-based sentence imposed for robbery

A 27-year-old woman has been given a community-based sentence for her part in an aggravated robbery incident between Cust and Pegasus township in December.

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Supervision for Facebook threats

April 26, 2016 | By More
Supervision for Facebook threats

A Hornby man said he was trying to be “cheeky” rather than malicious when he sent 321 abusive and sometimes threatening Facebook messages to a former employer.

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Woman will try to ‘fix’ daughter broken by abuse

April 25, 2016 | By More
Woman will try to ‘fix’ daughter broken by abuse

A Christchurch woman says she will try to “fix” her daughter who was raped and sexually abused by the girl’s father when she was aged five.

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Heater held against woman, court told

April 22, 2016 | By More
Heater held against woman, court told

A man held a hot oil-column heater against a woman for 30 seconds during a domestic dispute, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Jail time for menacing incident

April 22, 2016 | By More
Jail time for menacing incident

A 24-year-old woman already in prison for fraud charges had 10 months added to her sentence on a charge of demanding with menaces.

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