''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
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.
An Oamaru woman who accused her partner of assault admitted
in court yesterday she lied in her statement to police.
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.
A 64-year-old man appeared in the Oamaru District Court
yesterday for sentencing on 24 charges of possessing
The Crown now believes Mark
Lundy killed his wife and daughter about six hours later than
its original estimation.
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.
A former Dunedin osteopath threatened to strangle a colleague
until her ''eyes popped out'', the New Zealand Health
Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal was told yesterday.
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
A father has today admitted abducting his young son from
Dunedin and driving away at speeds of up to 170km/h north of
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