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Home detention for bad street assault

December 15, 2016 | By More
Home detention for bad street assault

A man who caused brain damage when he punched his victim to the ground in a street assault has been granted home detention.

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Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

December 14, 2016 | By More
Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

Former school principal Michael William Hogan has been jailed for nine years three months for prolonged sexual offending against a boy.

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Criminal offending continued on home detention

December 13, 2016 | By More
Criminal offending continued on home detention

Two months after being given a chance on home detention, Rangiora woman Kelsi Anne Sherriff was found with stolen property, firearms, and a meth pipe at her house.

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90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

December 11, 2016 | By More
90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

A 90-year-old has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for sex offending dating back up to 53 years on a woman who has died since the complaint was made.

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Client manager for estate firm admits theft

December 9, 2016 | By More
Client manager for estate firm admits theft

A client manager for an estate management firm used unattended computers at his office to transfer $66,634 to his own accounts, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Denials on sex criminal nuisance charges

December 6, 2016 | By More
Denials on sex criminal nuisance charges

A 26-year-old man is denying three criminal nuisance charges alleging he put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex, and he is electing to go to trial by jury.

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Judge decries ‘dirty habit’ of spitting at police

December 5, 2016 | By More
Judge decries ‘dirty habit’ of spitting at police

A judge has decried the “developing habit” of people spitting at police officers.

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Teenager found guilty of murder

December 2, 2016 | By More
Teenager found guilty of murder

A jury has found teenager Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia guilty of murdering 87-year-old Harold Richardson in his Upper Riccarton home.

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Murderer faces sentencing for prison stabbing

December 2, 2016 | By More
Murderer faces sentencing for prison stabbing

The man who beat and stabbed 21-year-old Lisa Hurrell to death in her Hornby home in 1998 is now in custody awaiting sentencing for a “frenzied” prison stabbing using a homemade knife.

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Laser light points to prison

December 1, 2016 | By More
Laser light points to prison

A Hornby man who endangered passenger aircraft approaching Christchurch Airport by shining a laser pointer has been jailed for 10 weeks.

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