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Corrections officers bashed in riot

June 16, 2017 | By More
Corrections officers bashed in riot

An inmate has admitted bashing prison officers in a riot at the Christchurch Men’s Prison in November.

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Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

June 15, 2017 | By More
Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

An additional carjacking charge has been laid against Dunedin man Michael John Hughes after police arrested him in Canterbury on Wednesday at the end of a manhunt.

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Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

June 14, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

A woman says she will be “haunted forever” after learning that there was a second victim of Sidney John Hurst’s child sexual abuse.

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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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