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‘Sick joke’ brings community penalties

March 7, 2018 | By More
‘Sick joke’ brings community penalties

Community-based penalties lies ahead for a Christchurch man who says he accidentally emailed a sickening animal cruelty video to a journalist.

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War medal thief admits trail of bungled offending

March 7, 2018 | By More
War medal thief admits trail of bungled offending

Joshua Lukic says he is keen to meet the victims of his burglaries and thefts but at least one of them won’t be accepting that invitiation ahead of the 30-year-old’s sentencing.

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Babysitter left bruises on child’s face

March 5, 2018 | By More
Babysitter left bruises on child’s face

A South Canterbury father has been ordered to do a parenting course as part of his sentence after his attempts to quieten a crying baby left bruises on the mouth and cheeks.

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Police catch criminal cook-up culprit

March 1, 2018 | By More
Police catch criminal cook-up culprit

The munchies were the undoing of a mobster caught having a cook-up inside the house he had burgled.

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Murder trial delay

February 28, 2018 | By More
Murder trial delay

A change of defence counsel has led to the murder trial of Franchesca Kororia Borell being delayed in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Tour company manager ‘cheated the system’

February 27, 2018 | By More
Tour company manager ‘cheated the system’

The former general manager of a tour company lost his job and was sentenced to community work for arranging for a non-licenced co-worker to drive a tour bus on the Te Anau highway.

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‘Exterminate’ threat to call centre staff

February 26, 2018 | By More
‘Exterminate’ threat to call centre staff

A 55-year-old man who threatened to “exterminate” a staff member at a call centre has been convicted and discharged at the Christchurch District Court.

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Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

February 23, 2018 | By More
Rapid guilty verdict in Marong murder trial

A jury took less than an hour to reject Sainey Marong’s defence of self-diagnosed insanity, and convicted him of the murder of a Christchurch sex worker.

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‘Too old’ for life of offending

February 22, 2018 | By More
‘Too old’ for life of offending

At 38 and facing a lengthy jail term, Cade Lee Manuel has decided he is “too old for this”.

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Skipper admits trawler grounding charge

February 22, 2018 | By More
Skipper admits trawler grounding charge

The skipper of the trawler The Lady Sarah has admitted a charge of failing to ensure a proper look-out was kept before its grounding on Kaitorete Spit near Lake Ellesmere.

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