Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Charges denied by Loburn shooting accused

October 19, 2017 | By More
Charges denied by Loburn shooting accused

A 34-year-old man today faced two fresh charges after being arrested last month for an alleged shooting of a woman at Loburn.

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Custody remand for $17.5m Ponzi schemer

October 11, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for $17.5m Ponzi schemer

Paul Clifford Hibbs is in jail awaiting sentence after admitting running a Ponzi scheme that took $17.5 million – much of it from elderly victims.

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Grandmother jailed for $250,000 benefit fraud

October 10, 2017 | By More
Grandmother jailed for $250,000 benefit fraud

A 62-year-old Christchurch grandmother has been jailed for benefit fraud totalling nearly quarter of a million dollars.

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Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

October 6, 2017 | By More
Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

A man who jammed an arresting police officer’s elbow in his door, and repeatedly tried to avoid arrest, pleaded guilty to seven charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Teenagers jailed for robberies

October 4, 2017 | By More
Teenagers jailed for robberies

Two 19-year-olds were sentenced to over four years’ prison for their part in an armed robbery of a dairy in Templeton in 2016.

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Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

October 3, 2017 | By More
Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

A second man has admitted importing a psychoactive substance which could be used to produce up to 25kg of synthetic cannabis with a potential street value of half a million dollars.

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Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

October 3, 2017 | By More
Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

A 63-year-old man who fired 20 rounds into the walls of two bedrooms was sentenced to three months’ prison, so he will be released almost immediately and taken to a mental health facility to be assessed.

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Man jailed for club burglary, arson

September 29, 2017 | By More
Man jailed for club burglary, arson

A man who burgled the St Albans-Shirley Club in Christchurch, and then went back later and set fire to it, was sentenced to over four years’ jail.

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Two accused of rape of drunk teen

September 25, 2017 | By More
Two accused of rape of drunk teen

Two men have gone on trial for the alleged rape and sexual violation of a drunk 17-year-old girl at New Brighton in December 2013.

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Custody remand on kidnap charge

September 25, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on kidnap charge

A man charged with kidnapping, stealing a car, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for police, was remanded in custody in the Christchurch District Court today.

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