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Home detention granted for tax offending

September 24, 2018 | By More
Home detention granted for tax offending

Home detention has been granted to hospitality businessman Hayden George Jones for unpaid taxes after the earthquakes brought his pub and brewery enterprises to a halt.

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Meth user was spending time with ‘dregs’

September 21, 2018 | By More
Meth user was spending time with ‘dregs’

A Christchurch man’s life spiralled out of control when he began using meth and associating with people a judge described as “dregs”.

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Name suppression lifts on Woodend murder accused

September 21, 2018 | By More
Name suppression lifts on Woodend murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on an 18-year-old who today denied the murder of a man whose body was found at a Woodend property early in July.

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Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

September 20, 2018 | By More
Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

Police have accepted that no cell phone was involved in a fatal head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist, but questions remain about whether the car driver black-out or dozed off.

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Burglar who trashed houses jailed

September 18, 2018 | By More
Burglar who trashed houses jailed

A thief and burglar with a $600-a-day meth habit caused “maximum mess and destruction” as he raided homes, said the judge who jailed him for four years six months.

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Suppression for Ilam Road murder accused

September 17, 2018 | By More
Suppression for Ilam Road murder accused

Name suppression was granted when a 52-year-old Upper Riccarton man’s murder charge was called at the Christchurch District Court, to give time to tell people of his arrest.

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Businessman ready with $205,000 tax repayment

September 14, 2018 | By More
Businessman ready with $205,000 tax repayment

Financier and hospitality businessman Hayden George Jones is ready to pay back $205,000 to Inland Revenue before he faces sentencing in 10 days for failing to pay tax obligations.

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‘Terrifying’ low-level buzz by microlight

September 14, 2018 | By More
‘Terrifying’ low-level buzz by microlight

A microlight pilot who “buzzed” a couple on a beach at Barrytown, on the West Coast, has been banned from flying for six months and fined $4500.

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Bail granted to teen murder accused

September 13, 2018 | By More
Bail granted to teen murder accused

Electronically monitored bail has been granted to a 17-year-old youth charged with the murder of 41-year-old West Coast man Cyrus Alexis Alupis six weeks ago.

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13-year term for child sex offender

September 12, 2018 | By More
13-year term for child sex offender

Two child victims of a sex offender jailed for 13 years 6 months had kept their “poise and dignity” throughout the court process, a judge noted at the Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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