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Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

January 23, 2014 | By More
Young offender admits Akaroa mini crime spree

A Russian orphan already described by a judge in 2012 as enjoying the reputation of being the leading youth car thief in Christchurch, pleaded guilty to five charges after a mini crime spree in Akaroa.

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CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

January 22, 2014 | By More
CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

Quake-related stress has been ruled out as a factor in a chief executive’s dishonesty that led to him deceiving investors and an insurance company and causing losses of $1.1 million.

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Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

January 22, 2014 | By More
Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

A 42-year-old Christchurch property developer has pleaded guilty to two “wrap-up” charges putting an end to a District Court jury trial before the opening addresses were due to be heard today.

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When night prowling goes wrong

January 21, 2014 | By More
When night prowling goes wrong

A bungling prowler has admitted a night time raid where everything went wrong.

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Jury told to set aside prejudices in quake claims trial

January 20, 2014 | By More
Jury told to set aside prejudices in quake claims trial

Christchurch jurors have been told they must set aside any earthquake prejudices and ill-feelings as they consider the case of a woman charged with making false insurance claims.

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Name suppression lifts on former policeman

January 17, 2014 | By More
Name suppression lifts on former policeman

A former police traffic diversions officer who failed to deal properly with cash donations he legitimately received has avoided punishment, but not publication of his name.

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Fishery charges proved against Korean trawler captain

January 17, 2014 | By More
Fishery charges proved against Korean trawler captain

Charges of discarding quota fish at sea and then misreporting the catch have been found proven against the captain of the Korean fishing vessel Oyang 77 that did 11 trips in the New Zealand region.

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Final suppression for Port Hills indecent assault offender

January 15, 2014 | By More
Final suppression for Port Hills indecent assault offender

A man who indecently assaulted eight women walking or exercising on the Port Hills has been allowed final suppression that will keep his identity secret. (Full report)

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Tyre slashing accused given psychiatric assessment

January 15, 2014 | By More
Tyre slashing accused given psychiatric assessment

A man charged with slashing the tyres of 13 cars parked near the Christchurch Public Hospital on January 15 has been given a psychiatric assessment at court before being granted bail.

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Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

January 14, 2014 | By More
Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

An 18-year-old is being considered for a stint at the Odyssey House rehabilitation programme after “spiralling” while using herbal highs.

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