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Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

December 21, 2013 | By More
Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

A keen Marlborough Sounds fisherman has been let off a charge of unlawfully transporting filleted blue cod through a protected area, but the judge says the case should not set a precedent.

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Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

December 19, 2013 | By More
Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

A victim of corrupt police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer’s sexual behaviour says she felt “trapped, scared, humiliated, embarrassed and betrayed”.

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Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

December 18, 2013 | By More
Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

The jury will continue its deliberations on Thursday morning in the trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner, accused of murdering her husband.

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Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

December 17, 2013 | By More
Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

Scrap metal yard boss Dean Raymond Crosbie has apologised to the car owners he harmed and has agreed to pay them for their losses totalling $57,034.

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Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

December 17, 2013 | By More
Decision reserved on McGrath extradition bid

A judge has reserved her decision on a further extradition hearing for former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath who faces 252 child sex abuse charges in Australia.

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Defence case opens in Helen Milner murder trial

December 16, 2013 | By More
Defence case opens in Helen Milner murder trial

[Updated report] Helen Elizabeth Milner’s defence team is calling four witnesses to provide what they call “balance” after two weeks of Crown evidence alleging she poisoned and suffocated her husband.

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Woman jailed for welfare, housing frauds

December 13, 2013 | By More
Woman jailed for welfare, housing frauds

A 54-year-old woman who ran up Housing Corporation and social welfare frauds totalling $274,591 has been jailed for two years four months, at her Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Misspelling features in murder trial evidence

December 13, 2013 | By More
Misspelling features in murder trial evidence

Police could find no evidence that Philip James Nisbet misspelled always as “allways” as he did on the alleged suicide note that is an exhibit in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Murder trial told of ‘friendship ring’ purchase

December 12, 2013 | By More
Murder trial told of ‘friendship ring’ purchase

A ring seen on the finger of Helen Elizabeth Milner just over two months after the death of her husband was a “friendship ring”, according to the man who bought it for her.

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Symptoms could have been from spider bite, says expert

December 12, 2013 | By More
Symptoms could have been from spider bite, says expert

A defence medical expert has said that symptoms that led to Philip James Nisbet being taken to the hospital a month before his death were more likely to be a spider bite than a sedative overdose.

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