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Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

January 16, 2018 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

A drug “researcher” whose suburban growing operation could have produced an estimated $109,000 of cannabis a year has avoided a jail term at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

January 15, 2018 | By More
Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

A Kaiapoi man can’t drive again until 2021 after leading police on his third pursuit, after his sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Painful carpark encounter

January 9, 2018 | By More
Painful carpark encounter

The driver was 80 years old. The victim was aged 70. The crash was an odd, low velocity affair.

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Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

December 19, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

A Burnham man has been charged with assaulting a woman by using a pitchfork as a weapon.

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‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

A judge issued a warning about “vigilante justice” after two brothers from a small migrant community admitted kidnapping and assault charges over a schoolyard bullying incident.

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Extra sentence for high risk offender

December 15, 2017 | By More
Extra sentence for high risk offender

A 54-year-old man still assessed as a high risk of violent and sexual offending after doing the Kia Marama programme twice, has been sent back to jail for another long term.

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Swearing-in of new judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
Swearing-in of new judge

New Zealand’s newest District Court Judge has paid tribute to her late husband Professor Gerald Orchard at her swearing-in – the first at Christchurch’s new Justice Precinct.

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Support needed for shoplifting addict

December 13, 2017 | By More
Support needed for shoplifting addict

Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.

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Apology for bashing duty lawyer

December 8, 2017 | By More
Apology for bashing duty lawyer

Stephen Andrew Vincent has apologised for the drunken punch that felled a duty lawyer who was trying to help him at the Court House.

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Security guard jailed for cash machine raid

December 8, 2017 | By More
Security guard jailed for cash machine raid

Disgraced security guard Tony John Williams came to court with a $37,818 cheque to pay for his shopping spree with money stolen from an ATM he was meant to be protecting.

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