Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Two netted in blackmarket seafood sting

October 1, 2016 | By More
Two netted in blackmarket seafood sting

Two men were sentenced to community detention and fined for buying black market fish in an undercover sting by fisheries officers.

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Chase ended by road spikes

October 1, 2016 | By More
Chase ended by road spikes

A Kaiapoi builder admitted being the driver in a police chase through North Canterbury two weeks ago, which ended when road spikes were used.

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Heavily pregnant fraudster jailed

September 29, 2016 | By More
Heavily pregnant fraudster jailed

A heavily pregnant woman was taken straight back to hospital by Corrections staff, after being sentenced to nineteen months’ prison for $9188 of dishonesty offending.

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Family tells of failing young offender

September 28, 2016 | By More
Family tells of failing young offender

The family of a youth jailed in the Christchurch District Court for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, told Judge David Saunders that they had failed him.

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Injuring baby denied

September 28, 2016 | By More
Injuring baby denied

A man charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a baby has pleaded not guilty to eight charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

September 23, 2016 | By More
Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

September 22, 2016 | By More
Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

A man has been sentenced to six month’s home detention at Odyssey House for “incredibly dangerous reckless driving”, after a high speed police chase across town in January.

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Sister gambled away funds

September 20, 2016 | By More
Sister gambled away funds

A woman who stole funds put aside by her family to provide for the day-to-day care and needs of her intellectually disabled sister, was granted permanent name suppression in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

September 14, 2016 | By More
Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

The man who burnt down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church, causing over $2 million damage, because God had killed his friends in the Christchurch earthquake, was sentenced to six year’s prison.

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Social media used in sex offending

September 12, 2016 | By More
Social media used in sex offending

A man who used social media to try to coerce six young women to provide him with sexual images and movies, has pleaded guilty to eight charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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