Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

November 15, 2017 | By More
Imposing judicial woodwork makes a final appearance

Christchurch QC Nigel Hampton told High Court justices it was “beyond belief” that the city was losing its great judicial canopy as the courts move to the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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Arrests over meth shipment from Mexico

November 15, 2017 | By More
Arrests over meth shipment from Mexico

Two men arrested for importing methamphetamine with a total potential street value of $50 million have been granted name suppression at the Christchurch District Court.

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Two charged with setting car alight

November 14, 2017 | By More
Two charged with setting car alight

Two men have been remanded in custody on charges of arson after a car was allegedly set alight in the red zone in Burwood early on Monday.

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Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

November 13, 2017 | By More
Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

A blackmailer’s request for final name suppression has been rejected by Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave as he imposed a home detention sentence.

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Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

November 13, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter verdict on toddler’s death

A 21-year-old woman has been found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a toddler in her care, on the 11th day of a trial in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Final sitting at historic court house

November 13, 2017 | By More
Final sitting at historic court house

Family Court judges and former judges, lawyers, and court staff paid tribute to the historic Armagh Street court building at a final sitting ahead of the move to the new Justice and Emergency Service Precinct next week.

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Complainants’ evidence suppressed in doctor trial

November 13, 2017 | By More
Complainants’ evidence suppressed in doctor trial

Evidence from 14 men alleging indecencies by a Christchurch doctor has been suppressed until later in the three-week Christchurch District Court trial.

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Daring burglar undone by investigation

November 12, 2017 | By More
Daring burglar undone by investigation

A daring night time burglar was undone by a fingerprint, a Facebook post, and by failing to change his clothing after an afternoon cafe visit where he scoped out the premises.

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Murder trial jury to continue on Monday

November 10, 2017 | By More
Murder trial jury to continue on Monday

After about six hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of a babysitter charged with the murder of a toddler has retired for the weekend and will reconvene in the High Court at Christchurch on Monday.

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Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

November 10, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in tail breaking trial

Canterbury farmer Carl Ryan McNaught has been urged to get anger management counselling before his sentencing on cow ill-treatment charges in February, or face possible prison or disqualification from farming animals.

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