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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.

Three-strikes jail influx is yet to materialise

Three-strikes jail influx is yet to materialise

Three-strikes legislation for criminal offenders took effect four years ago, amid claims it would ''fill prisons''. Hamish McNeilly looks at the outcome so far.

Doctor used false names to feed drug addiction

Doctor used false names to feed drug addiction

A doctor living in Dunedin has been censured after prescribing Class C drugs, using false names and details, to feed her opiate addiction.

Accused cop breaks down in court

A community constable accused of indecently assaulting five teenage girls has broken down in tears while giving evidence in his own defence.

Victim's mother 'relieved' parole denied

Victim's mother 'relieved' parole denied

Convicted killer Paul David Bailey will spend at least two more years in prison.

Charge of vehicle theft

A Christchurch man is facing multiple charges following an early morning car theft which resulted in a crash yesterday.

Jail for 21 years of 'horrendous' offending

"Horrendous" is how a judge has described Jim Wilson's 21 years of sexual offending against a female victim, starting when she was four years old.

Owner pleads guilty over dog attack

The owner of two rottweilers which mauled an 8-year-old Christchurch boy has pleaded guilty.

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