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Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

A 23-year-old arrested after a double shooting at Rolleston and the armed robbery of the Hotel Ashburton was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | By More
Hung jury in drug and rape trial

Hung jury in drug and rape trial

A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.

April 19, 2017 | By More
Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Over the past four months Canterbury Police have seen a marked increase in the number of Mazda Demio vehicles stolen. 

April 18, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea in blackmail case

Not guilty plea in blackmail case

Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of blackmail.

April 14, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

A jury has accepted two women’s evidence of sex offending dating back as far as the 1950s, and convicted a 77-year-old man on eight charges.

April 13, 2017 | By More
Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

A fraudster has been given two weeks to come up with the $3750 she conned out of two victims, or face a possible jail sentence.

April 12, 2017 | By More
Eight years’ jail for bat attack on pregnant woman

Eight years’ jail for bat attack on pregnant woman

A man who attacked a woman until he saw a “lifeless unmoving body on the ground” was sentenced to prison for eight years three months.

April 12, 2017 | By More
Marylands abuse victim sentenced for violation

Marylands abuse victim sentenced for violation

A man who endured more than a decade of childhood sexual abuse at Marylands special school has been granted home detention after admitting a drunken sexual violation.

April 12, 2017 | By More
Three deny murder charge

Three deny murder charge

Three people have denied the murder of a man who was found injured at Sumner last month, at appearances by video-link in the High Court at Christchurch today.

April 12, 2017 | By More
Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

For the second time, Immigration New Zealand has stymied the sentencing of a marriage scam fraudster by refusing her entry into the country.

April 11, 2017 | By More

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