Violent crime pattern ends in jail term

Violence "with a very strong element of home invasion'' at Alexandra, attacks on two fellow prisoners at Otago Corrections Facility, and an assault on his former partner at Port Chalmers, brought three years and seven months' jail for a man sentenced recently in the Dunedin District Court.

Fraudster stood down from student council

The Dunedin man who defrauded insurance companies of more than $300,000 to satisfy the demands of his blackmailing mistress has been stood down from the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association council after his criminal past came to light.

Japanese medical student to pay $1000 reparation

A Japanese medical student holidaying in New Zealand has been allowed to go home after paying $1000 reparation to a teenage driver injured in a two-vehicle crash near Henley last month.

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.

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