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Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

April 11, 2018 | By More
Brain-injured driver’s error caused fatal crash

A man left with a brain injury after a 2007 crash which killed his drink-driving brother has now caused a death himself when he drove through a red light while blinded by the sun.

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Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

April 10, 2018 | By More
Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

A “safe and cautious” driver’s moment of inattention killed a woman and left four people injured in a head-on smash on the highway near Waikouaiti.

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110 burglaries by criminal group alleged

April 9, 2018 | By More
110 burglaries by criminal group alleged

A woman has admitted being part of an organised criminal group accused of burgling 110 homes.

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Doctors injured in Christmas crash

April 7, 2018 | By More
Doctors injured in Christmas crash

A North New Brighton man smashed into a car containing four doctors when he ran a red light in Dunedin on Christmas Day.

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Drink-driving mum admits another charge

April 4, 2018 | By More
Drink-driving mum admits another charge

A 40-year-old woman has admitted another alcohol-driving charge, just one year after being sentenced for drink-driving with her two children in her car.

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Conman denies having money hidden away

March 28, 2018 | By More
Conman denies having money hidden away

Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.

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13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

March 27, 2018 | By More
13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

A 76-year-old woman has begun a home detention sentence while a family member begins paying back more than $20,000 that she stole from a Southland forestry trust – a process that will take 13 years.

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Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

March 23, 2018 | By More
Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs has gone to jail for eight years for his $17.5 million frauds with victims still wondering if he has assets hidden away.

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Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

March 22, 2018 | By More
Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.

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Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

March 22, 2018 | By More
Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.

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