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Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

April 19, 2018 | By More
Meth and ecstasy imports admitted

An unemployed Christchurch man pleaded guilty to four charges of importing methamphetamine and ecstasy by mail during May and June 2016.

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Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

April 19, 2018 | By More
Justice ‘precinct’ should never be repeated – Appeal Court judge

Christchurch’s new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is a “magnificent achievement” says the President of the Court of Appeal, but he hopes the concept will never be repeated.

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Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

April 18, 2018 | By More
Wheelie-bin arson victims will get payments

Householders who were victims of a serial wheelie-bin arsonist will all get $400 payments for emotional harm reparations.

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Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

April 18, 2018 | By More
Supervision for ‘scummy’ Christmas burglary

A soon-to-be teen dad has been granted supervision for a Christmas Day burglary that a judge described as “scummy”.

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More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

April 16, 2018 | By More
More charges against ‘Momma Doof’

Additional charges have been laid against “Momma Doof” – Theresa Anne Soper – and her trial on a liquor supply allegation has been delayed.

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Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

April 13, 2018 | By More
Woman must pay for whacking homeless man’s dog

A 22-year-old woman will have to pay $200 to a homeless man for whacking his dog over the head with a stick.

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Alleged rest home intruder charged

April 12, 2018 | By More
Alleged rest home intruder charged

A Somerfield man has been charged with two offences which have prompted a police warning about rest home security.

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Dance school sex assault denied

April 12, 2018 | By More
Dance school sex assault denied

A 52-year-old man denies sexually violating a woman while giving massages at a Christchurch dance school.

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Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

April 11, 2018 | By More
Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

A jury was hurriedly ushered from a Christchurch courtroom when the man they had just convicted of drug importation began shouting in the dock and a woman in the public gallery joined in.

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Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

April 9, 2018 | By More
Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

A 75-year-old woman was left shaking and in tears after Graeme Nigel Patterson confronted her about a driving error.

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