56 days ago

Alexandra District Court cleared after outburst by man charged with assault

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A woman thought she was going to die when a man headbutted her, then grabbed her by the throat and body slammed her after a party.

Andrew Drysdale Beck, 45, pleaded guilty in the Alexandra District Court to three charges, including assault and impeding breathing on a female in Alexandra on July 8 and assault on a police officer in Queenstown on July 8.

The case was stood down until September 26 for a nominal date for sentencing.

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1 day ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Southern District Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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1 day ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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3 days ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10% Complete
  • 2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.2% Complete
  • 22.3% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.3% Complete
  • 36.6% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    36.6% Complete
  • 29% It's just like any other day for me
    29% Complete
1966 votes