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Short verdict delay in cycle death case

July 22, 2016 | By More
Short verdict delay in cycle death case

The verdict in the trial of a truckie charged with careless driving causing the death of a cyclist has been released but publication of it has been suppressed until 1.30pm.

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Scale of meth seizures may cause sentencing re-think

July 21, 2016 | By More
Scale of meth seizures may cause sentencing re-think

New Zealand may need to re-think its sentencing regime for the class A drug methamphetamine in the light of recent huge drug busts, says a Christchurch lawyer.

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Icecream burglar caught inside home

July 20, 2016 | By More
Icecream burglar caught inside home

A “Goldilocks” burglary involving icecream and vodka took a serious turn when a baby’s cystic fibrosis medication was poured down the sink.

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Violent car chase driver accepts he needs rehab

July 20, 2016 | By More
Violent car chase driver accepts he needs rehab

Prison time and drug rehabilitation stretch ahead of an offender who ended a high speed dash across Christchurch with a struggle involving five police officers.

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Accused music room burglary pair stay in custody

July 19, 2016 | By More
Accused music room burglary pair stay in custody

Major keys will be assuming a new meaning for the next couple of weeks for two men accused of burgling Addington Primary School’s music room early today.

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$500 payment ordered for terrified road-rage victim

July 15, 2016 | By More
$500 payment ordered for terrified road-rage victim

A 46-year-old man must pay $500 to the woman he terrified in a road-rage incident that covered 17km of roads across North Canterbury.

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Machete involved in violent domestic incident

July 14, 2016 | By More
Machete involved in violent domestic incident

After threatening his partner with a machete, a 28-year-old man clubbed himself with the handle of the weapon and then stabbed himself in the chest with a small kitchen knife.

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Charges over Avon River crash

July 13, 2016 | By More
Charges over Avon River crash

Bail has been refused for a 27-year-old man charged over a March incident in which a car was allegedly rammed and flipped upside down into the Avon River.

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Man was ‘naive’ about cut down rifle

July 13, 2016 | By More
Man was ‘naive’ about cut down rifle

A man caught with a cut-down .22 rifle had been “naïve” about having the weapon, the Christchurch District Court was told at his sentencing.

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Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

July 12, 2016 | By More
Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

A man who admitted armed burglary, kidnapping, and injuring charges in the High Court in June is now applying to withdraw his guilty pleas.

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