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Dad’s slap brings $500 fine

November 6, 2013 | By More
Dad’s slap brings $500 fine

A man’s slapping of his problem teenage daughter has brought a $500 fine.

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Damage offender pleads ‘guilty as’

November 4, 2013 | By More
Damage offender pleads ‘guilty as’

Judge Phillip Moran took an over-enthusiastic offender in his stride when the No 2 District Court crossed by video-link to Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Night visits not quiet affairs

September 19, 2013 | By More
Night visits not quiet affairs

This appears to be why the police are reluctant to accept that people just don’t notice when they make nocturnal bail checks to ensure that people are at home as required.

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No-nonsense approach by visiting judge

September 17, 2013 | By More
No-nonsense approach by visiting judge

A judge visiting from Dunedin, District Court Judge Stephen Coyle, set out a no-nonsense approach to the sentences he was imposing in one of Christchurch’s police courts.

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‘No crimes were committed’

September 17, 2013 | By More
‘No crimes were committed’

Judge’s moving house comment keeps work at the Court House in perspective.

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Judge’s semantics protest

September 12, 2013 | By More
Judge’s semantics protest

“I am meant to say ‘foreperson’ because that is what the Act says, but I am sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do it.”

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Teen’s bail bid falls short

May 29, 2013 | By More
Teen’s bail bid falls short

Lawyers will struggle hard to say something positive about a client, even one in a hopeless situation.

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Party rivalry leads to assault

September 4, 2012 | By More
Party rivalry leads to assault

Party rivalry led to a woman having her nose broken and another woman appearing in court.

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Airport puzzle on charge sheet

September 4, 2012 | By More
Airport puzzle on charge sheet

An unemployed 35-year-old man who breached a trespass order twice on successive days and stole a sweatshirt off a clothesline at the same address, was fined a total of $600.

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