Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Guilty plea to tavern armed robbery

March 13, 2014 | By More
Guilty plea to tavern armed robbery

A 24-year-old man has admitted the armed hold-up of the Coasters Tavern in Redwood on January 26.

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Brazilian men in custody on drugs charges

March 11, 2014 | By More
Brazilian men in custody on drugs charges

Three Brazilian men have been remanded in custody after appearances in the Christchurch District Court on cocaine-related charges today.

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Jury retires to consider verdict in Mellory Manning trial

March 10, 2014 | By More
Jury retires to consider verdict in Mellory Manning trial

The jury in the High Court trial of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett, for the murder of 27-year-old Ngatai Lynette Manning, has retired to consider its verdict.

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Man prepared to address his ‘indecency’ problem

March 7, 2014 | By More
Man prepared to address his ‘indecency’ problem

Four indecent acts in public places offences led to an intensive supervision sentence, and community work for a 27-year-old in the Christchurch District Court.

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Legal highs blamed for ‘violent and bizarre’ behaviour

March 7, 2014 | By More
Legal highs blamed for ‘violent and bizarre’ behaviour

Herbal cannabis was blamed for causing immense harm to young people who are acting in a violent and bizarre way, at a sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Jail term for bashing pigs

March 7, 2014 | By More
Jail term for bashing pigs

A 50-year-old man who viciously beat two pigs with an iron bar was sent to prison for four months in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Fawcett says he lied about being present at killing

March 6, 2014 | By More
Fawcett says he lied about being present at killing

Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has told the jury at his murder trial that he lied all through the video interviews he gave to the police.

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Serious violence had been planned by the Mob, Crown says

March 6, 2014 | By More
Serious violence had been planned by the Mob, Crown says

Very serious violence had been planned at a meeting for the “hit” that killed Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning when she was picked up off Manchester Street.

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Fawcett accuses former mobster of making up ‘confession’ story

March 4, 2014 | By More
Fawcett accuses former mobster of making up ‘confession’ story

A former Mongrel Mob member recalled to court today was cross examined by murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett who accused him of coming to court with a made-up story.

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Deterrent imposed on red-handed red-zone burglar

February 26, 2014 | By More
Deterrent imposed on red-handed red-zone burglar

A red-zone burglar caught with a tap he was stealing still in his hand, was sentenced to prison for four-and-a-half months.

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