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Alleged abuser was blackmailed

May 7, 2018 | By More
Alleged abuser was blackmailed

Blackmail by two alleged victims of child sex abuse has surfaced at a trial where a West Coast man faces 24 charges.

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Greymouth shooting murder admitted

May 4, 2018 | By More
Greymouth shooting murder admitted

A West Coast man has admitted the shooting murder of a woman in Greymouth on October 22, at an unexpected appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Wine deception allegations covered by suppression

May 3, 2018 | By More
Wine deception allegations covered by suppression

Court suppressions have been clamped on allegations of deceptions in wine industry export applications.

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Violent meth raid hit wrong address

May 2, 2018 | By More
Violent meth raid hit wrong address

An innocent householder was left bound, broken, and bloodied when a methamphetamine robber got the address wrong.

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Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

May 2, 2018 | By More
Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

A honeymooning tourist who caused electrical havoc with a car crash on the West Coast has avoided a conviction and has returned overseas while paying only a tiny fraction of the potential $257,500 damage bill.

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Drink-driving mum loses licence indefinitely

May 1, 2018 | By More
Drink-driving mum loses licence indefinitely

Repeat drink-driving mum Melanie Susan Trebilco will be allowed to keep her car, but she must undergo treatment and counselling for alcohol, grief, and trauma during a supervision sentence.

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Smuggled lizards were to be pets

April 27, 2018 | By More
Smuggled lizards were to be pets

A 24-year-old security guard has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ home detention and reparations for trying to bring four lizards into New Zealand from Thailand.

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Organised crime ring guilty pleas

April 27, 2018 | By More
Organised crime ring guilty pleas

A man charged with participating in an organised criminal group involved in burglaries, thefts, and fraud has admitted 23 charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Violation of murder victim alleged

April 27, 2018 | By More
Violation of murder victim alleged

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Merivale last month is also facing charges of sexually violating her and taking her car.

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Judges move to speed up cases

April 24, 2018 | By More
Judges move to speed up cases

Memo Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.

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