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Tourist admits careless driving charge after injuring two in SH6 crash

A foreign tourist's instinctive reaction to swerve to the right when faced with an oncoming car resulted in serious injury to his wife and the woman driving the other vehicle, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.

Mother attacks 6-year-old

Mother attacks 6-year-old

A 40-year-old Dunedin woman slapped, punched and kicked her 6-year-old daughter in the head because the girl had cut her clothes, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.

'Predator' jailed for grooming and abuse

'Predator' jailed for grooming and abuse

A Palmerston man who ''groomed'' and sexually violated a young girl over two years will be in jail for less than a decade, but his victim faces a lifetime inside her own prison, Judge Kevin Phillips says.

Man jailed for stabbing attack on dog he loved

Man jailed for stabbing attack on dog he loved A Dunedin man has lost his family and been jailed after a vicious stabbing attack on a dog he'd raised since it was a tiny puppy.

Jury retires in Manning murder trial

Jury retires in Manning murder trial

The jury has started its deliberations in the Ngatai 'Mellory' Manning murder trial.

Dunedin man jailed for child porn images on cellphone

Dunedin man jailed for child porn images on cellphone

A Dunedin man hid behind his long hair while being sentenced on child pornography charges in the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

Jail for protection breaches

Jail for protection breaches

A man has been jailed for 13 months for repeatedly telephoning and texting his former partner in breach of a protection order, only six weeks after he was sentenced for similar offending.

Serial sex offending on boys denied

Serial sex offending on boys denied

A 71-year-old Palmerston man is denying allegations he sexually molested 10 different boys over a 30-year period.

Man admits guilt in fatal river plunge crash

A Tauranga man has admitted causing the fatal head-on crash which killed Tauranga father Greg Woledge after his work van plunged off Maungatapu Bridge and into the river.

Man convicted on seven sex counts

Man convicted on seven sex counts

A 41-year-old Dunedin man was yesterday found guilty on seven of nine charges alleging sexual offending against three women in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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