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A glitch in the paper trail

March 31, 2015 | By More
A glitch in the paper trail

The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.

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Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

September 25, 2014 | By More
Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

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City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

August 22, 2014 | By More
City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.

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Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

July 9, 2014 | By More
Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”

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Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

March 13, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

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Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

January 21, 2014 | By More
Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”

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Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

January 16, 2014 | By More
Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.

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Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

January 6, 2014 | By More
Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”

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Quote of the week: Headmaster’s office looms

December 10, 2013 | By More
Quote of the week: Headmaster’s office looms

“The headmaster’s office will be open in the New Year.” – District Court Judge John Strettell.

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Quote of the Week

November 19, 2013 | By More
Quote of the Week

“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”

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