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Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

Backpacker hostel burglaries alleged

A man listed as having “no fixed abode” has been charged with burglaries at six backpacker hostels in Christchurch and Nelson.

August 31, 2017 | By More
Potential half-million dollar drug interception

Potential half-million dollar drug interception

A 30-year-old man has admitted importation of a substance which could produce half a million dollars worth of synthetic cannabis.

August 31, 2017 | By More
Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

Teen’s street assault caused brain haemorrhage

A teenager has been jailed for a street assault that caused his victim a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.

August 30, 2017 | By More
Sex offender’s ‘mindset’ brings jail term

Sex offender’s ‘mindset’ brings jail term

A man’s continuing denials of sex offending by touching two girls has led to a 20-month jail term.

August 30, 2017 | By More
Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

Prosecutor threatened after sex offender’s jailing

A Crown prosecutor was abused and threatened by supporters of a 21-year-old who had just been jailed for three years for the sexual violation of a drunk woman.

August 30, 2017 | By More
Community work sentence for poaching deer

Community work sentence for poaching deer

A community work sentence has been imposed on a Waikari man who has admitted his second poaching offence, after a deer was shot on Waiau’s Windford Hills Station.

August 30, 2017 | By More
Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

Woman thought she had ‘killed someone’

A woman fled a Linwood Park after stabbing a man in the neck in an argument over tobacco, and told some people she met that she thought she had killed someone.

August 29, 2017 | By More
Red zone car chase admitted

Red zone car chase admitted

A man has admitted leading police on a car chase that involved speeding across empty red zone sections and crashing through fences.

August 29, 2017 | By More
Supervision for problem passenger who spat

Supervision for problem passenger who spat

Unruly passenger Kiri Marsh has been put on intensive supervision for her drunken antics on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland which included spitting on a flight attendant.

August 28, 2017 | By More
The problem of Christopher James Taylor

The problem of Christopher James Taylor

The system tries hard, but it struggles to deal with the problem of Christopher James Taylor.

August 28, 2017 | By More

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