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Jail for robbing youths in park

January 31, 2018 | By More
Jail for robbing youths in park

A third man who held up three youths in a park in Queenspark in January 2016 has been jailed for more than three years.

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Decision reserved in tour driver trial

January 30, 2018 | By More
Decision reserved in tour driver trial

Judge David Saunders will deliver his verdicts on February 9 in the case of a tour bus driver without a passenger licence who was stopped on the Te Anau-Milford highway, and the general manager of the tourist company that employed him.

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Scribe spends three days in custody

January 29, 2018 | By More
Scribe spends three days in custody

The hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has ended up in custody for three days after being charged with breaching his bail while he awaits trial in Christchurch.

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Community detention for drive-by robbery

January 29, 2018 | By More
Community detention for drive-by robbery

A teenager was sentenced to community detention for a drive-by robbery of four people in the early hours of the morning on January 23, 2017.

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Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

January 29, 2018 | By More
Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

A repeated backpacker hostel raider has gone to jail for a third time, with probation wondering whether mental health treatment is needed.

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Teen’s ‘Grinch’ burglary

January 29, 2018 | By More
Teen’s ‘Grinch’ burglary

A Christmas present was among the items 17-year-old Pierre Tawhi stole in a Christmas Day burglary.

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Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

January 27, 2018 | By More
Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

An under-age girl has repeatedly tried to commit suicide after becoming the victim of 43-year-old Michael Francis Goodwin’s sex offending.

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Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

January 25, 2018 | By More
Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

A 24-year-old first offender wiped away tears as he was jailed for a meth-fuelled home invasion and drugs robbery in which the victim was bashed and tied.

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Con-man admits another $91,000 rip-off

January 24, 2018 | By More
Con-man admits another $91,000 rip-off

An inveterate Christchurch con-man has admitted 60 charges of ripping off an elderly man who had won a Lotto prize of more than $100,000.

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Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

January 24, 2018 | By More
Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

An 18-year-old had a $2000-a-day meth habit when he did the armed robbery that has put him in jail for three years eight months, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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