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Fishing voyage lost $173,000 because of lies

June 14, 2017 | By More
Fishing voyage lost $173,000 because of lies

A couple face a $173,000 reparation claim after lying about a family death and serious injury to make a fishing trawler return to port.

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Pub armed robberies, shootings admitted

June 12, 2017 | By More
Pub armed robberies, shootings admitted

A 23-year-old has admitted the armed robbery of six hotels in Christchurch and South Canterbury, and  shooting two women in a home invasion.

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Determined support from mum for son’s bail

June 9, 2017 | By More
Determined support from mum for son’s bail

Mum came to court to support her son’s application for release on bail…in spite of her recent death.

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17-year non-parole term for father-figure who ‘snapped’

June 9, 2017 | By More
17-year non-parole term for father-figure who ‘snapped’

Troy Kevin Taylor, who “snapped from frustration” and caused fatal injuries to a toddler, has been jailed for life with a non-parole term of 17 years.

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Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

June 8, 2017 | By More
Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

A Mongrel Mobster asked a woman, “Do you want to lose your fingers?” when she refused to hand over her phone during a debt collection visit.

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Pistol held to head during dairy robbery

June 7, 2017 | By More
Pistol held to head during dairy robbery

A Killer Beez gang member who held a pistol to the head of a dairy owner he was robbing has been jailed for four years seven months.

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False invoice scheme netted $86,000

June 2, 2017 | By More
False invoice scheme netted $86,000

A Christchurch man was regarded as a loyal employee for seven years while he stole $86,000 from the company with false invoices.

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Hunter fined for accidental shot

June 2, 2017 | By More
Hunter fined for accidental shot

A man who accidentally fired a rifle through his own car door and into another car parked nearby has been fined in the Christchurch District Court.

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Australian deportation policy questioned

May 31, 2017 | By More
Australian deportation policy questioned

A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.

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Deer poaching denied

May 30, 2017 | By More
Deer poaching denied

A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property at Waiau, North Canterbury.

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