Court

Decision reserved in dog attack case

''With considerable reluctance'', Judge Tony Couch reserved his decision on a dog attack case heard in the Oamaru District Court yesterday to explore the legal issues of the defence.

Nurse ordered to pay $16,000, censured

A nurse who took codeine, tramadol and diazepam from Dunedin Hospital had returned to the United Kingdom and did not defend a professional misconduct charge brought before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Woman admits assault claim lie

An Oamaru woman who accused her partner of assault admitted in court yesterday she lied in her statement to police.

Tourist admits causing death

A tourist who drove a campervan through an intersection without stopping and collided with a car, has pleaded guilty to aggravated careless driving causing death and injury.

Man (64) guilty on child porn charges

A 64-year-old man appeared in the Oamaru District Court yesterday for sentencing on 24 charges of possessing objectionable publications.

Crown changes its case

Crown changes its case

The Crown now believes Mark Lundy killed his wife and daughter about six hours later than its original estimation.

Fleeing driver hit 160kmh

Fleeing driver hit 160kmh

The driver of a stolen car who led police on a 28km chase at speeds of up to about 160kmh was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

Raft of misconduct charges against osteopath

A former Dunedin osteopath threatened to strangle a colleague until her ''eyes popped out'', the New Zealand Health Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal was told yesterday.

Boy racer jailed over girl's death

Boy racer jailed over girl's death

A "remorseless" boy racer will join his brother in jail after being sentenced to three and a-half years in prison for his involvement in a high-speed street race which killed an 18-year-old girl.

Dad abducts son, takes high-speed trip

Dad abducts son, takes high-speed trip

A father has today admitted abducting his young son from Dunedin and driving away at speeds of up to 170km/h north of Christchurch.

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