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Repeat burglar ‘can’t go home’

December 21, 2016 | By More
Repeat burglar ‘can’t go home’

When 21-year-old Raniera Smyth finishes his prison term, he may go to Nelson to try to find work in the fishing industry because he’s not welcome to head home to the Gisborne area.

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Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

December 19, 2016 | By More
Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

Tania Gaye Hopping – once known as Tania Witika and jailed for the manslaughter of her daughter – is now seen as a low risk offender.

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Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

December 16, 2016 | By More
Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

An ex-police officer was sentenced to community detention for charging someone $1000 to help them through the court system over a traffic ticket, and then not following through.

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Man admits riverbank manslaughter

December 16, 2016 | By More
Man admits riverbank manslaughter

After a long pause and a sigh in the dock, Tony Joe Harrington has admitted the manslaughter of a 41-year-old man in a riverbank fight in Woolston.

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Home detention for bad street assault

December 15, 2016 | By More
Home detention for bad street assault

A man who caused brain damage when he punched his victim to the ground in a street assault has been granted home detention.

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Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

December 14, 2016 | By More
Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

Former school principal Michael William Hogan has been jailed for nine years three months for prolonged sexual offending against a boy.

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Criminal offending continued on home detention

December 13, 2016 | By More
Criminal offending continued on home detention

Two months after being given a chance on home detention, Rangiora woman Kelsi Anne Sherriff was found with stolen property, firearms, and a meth pipe at her house.

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90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

December 11, 2016 | By More
90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

A 90-year-old has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for sex offending dating back up to 53 years on a woman who has died since the complaint was made.

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Client manager for estate firm admits theft

December 9, 2016 | By More
Client manager for estate firm admits theft

A client manager for an estate management firm used unattended computers at his office to transfer $66,634 to his own accounts, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Denials on sex criminal nuisance charges

December 6, 2016 | By More
Denials on sex criminal nuisance charges

A 26-year-old man is denying three criminal nuisance charges alleging he put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex, and he is electing to go to trial by jury.

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