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Expert assesses fatal crash scene

Expert assesses fatal crash scene

Motion of the four-wheel-drive vehicle involved in a fatal crash near West Melton were typical of a vehicle that has entered a corner too fast, an expert witness told the trial of Cody Marcus John Pierce.

August 20, 2014 | By More
Home detention for assault on ex-All Black

Home detention for assault on ex-All Black

A 25-year-old has acknowledged that his street assault on ex-All Black Justin Marshall in Queenstown was “disgraceful, idiotic” behaviour.

August 20, 2014 | By More
Drug ‘mule’ jailed for more than 7 years

Drug ‘mule’ jailed for more than 7 years

A South African woman has been jailed for seven years ten months for her role as a drug mule smuggling $1 million of heroin into New Zealand.

August 20, 2014 | By More
Weapons used in burglary, police allege

Weapons used in burglary, police allege

Police allege an Avonside man used a car bicycle rack and a blender as weapons during an armed burglary at a Wainoni house.

August 20, 2014 | By More
Court hears of driver being driven from fatal crash scene

Court hears of driver being driven from fatal crash scene

Cody Marcus John Pierce asked a friend to get him away from the accident scene almost immediately after the crash which inflicted fatal injuries on his passenger.

August 19, 2014 | By More
Fatal crash accused seen slurring and stumbling, trial told

Fatal crash accused seen slurring and stumbling, trial told

A Darfield man was slurring and stumbling at a party before he left on the night he allegedly crashed a car into a power pole, causing injuries that killed his passenger, according to the host of the party.

August 19, 2014 | By More
Officer discharged over assault on youth

Officer discharged over assault on youth

A former police officer was discharged without conviction on an assault charge but ordered to write an apology letter to the youth he handcuffed.

August 18, 2014 | By More
Bold antics by thief-on-wheels

Bold antics by thief-on-wheels

Christchurch’s boldest shoplifter often got stopped by staff, but he also got away with goods worth $4160.

August 18, 2014 | By More
Synthetic cannabis user admits street robbery

Synthetic cannabis user admits street robbery

A teenager has admitted the Manchester Street robbery of a 68-year-old to get money to buy synthetic cannabis.

August 18, 2014 | By More
Fatal crash trial told of flight to Australia

Fatal crash trial told of flight to Australia

The Crown claims that a Darfield man drank a significant amount of alcohol at a party and appeared drunk before he left a party and caused a crash in which his passenger was killed.

August 18, 2014 | By More

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