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Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

March 22, 2018 | By More
Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.

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Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

March 22, 2018 | By More
Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.

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Couple charged with $1.4m theft

March 20, 2018 | By More
Couple charged with $1.4m theft

A Christchurch couple has been charged with stealing nearly $1.4 million from an elderly widow.

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Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

March 19, 2018 | By More
Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

A claimant who acknowledged having “quite extensive problems with EQC” has been convicted of damaging a row of the commission’s vehicles with paint stripper.

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Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

March 16, 2018 | By More
Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

Photographs of Kim Michael David Barwell should be plastered on the noticeboards at every shopping mall and supermarket, with the message: “You should not give money to this man.”

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Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

March 15, 2018 | By More
Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

A youth who planned a terrorist-style attack last year is doing well on supervision a month after his sentencing and has made his first visit for counselling at a mosque.

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Jail for robbery of sex customer

March 14, 2018 | By More
Jail for robbery of sex customer

A man who robbed a sex worker’s customer has been jailed for 17 months and ordered to pay back the $40 he took and spent at a dairy.

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Wounding charge denied

March 12, 2018 | By More
Wounding charge denied

A teenager has denied a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over an early morning incident at a Northcote property on February 17.

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90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

March 9, 2018 | By More
90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.

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Liquidated companies owed $1.3m tax

March 8, 2018 | By More
Liquidated companies owed $1.3m tax

A businessman who did not pay tax for his employees pleaded guilty to 44 charges totalling over a million dollars in the Christchurch District Court.

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