Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Discharge granted for street assault

July 26, 2017 | By More
Discharge granted for street assault

A Christchurch car dealer has avoided a conviction for a street assault, by citing 15-years conviction-free and a string of good works that he would have to give up.

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Teacher’s career ended by ‘technical assault’

July 25, 2017 | By More
Teacher’s career ended by ‘technical assault’

A respected teacher’s long career has come to a sudden stop after he admitted an assault on a 12-year-old boy at St Thomas of Canterbury College.

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Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

July 24, 2017 | By More
Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

Synthetic cannabis sent a man into a slide that has led to his jailing for indecently assaulting and grooming a 13-year-old girl and registration as a child sex offender.

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Bizarre violent incident at mall

July 24, 2017 | By More
Bizarre violent incident at mall

A 17-year-old has appeared in court facing eight charges after a bizarre incident at Westfield Mall in Riccarton on Sunday.

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Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

July 23, 2017 | By More
Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

It was “unbelievable” that benefit payments were continuing for a Christchurch grandmother who admitted rorting the welfare system out of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, said a judge as he remanded her for sentence.

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Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

July 21, 2017 | By More
Man admits ‘grenade’ threat to MP

A 39-year-old Linwood man has admitted sending an email that threatened a Member of Parliament with a grenade.

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Brothers competing to pay for damage

July 21, 2017 | By More
Brothers competing to pay for damage

Brothers Jimmy and Rupert Max Ellis-Jones have not quite reached agreement about how to pay for all the damage they did on a drunken spree through Phillipstown and Woolston.

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Boy run over by water tanker

July 20, 2017 | By More
Boy run over by water tanker

Fernside horse trainer Philip Benjamin Burrows has admitted a Worksafe New Zealand prosecution after a 10-year-old boy apparently fell under the wheels of a water truck at a training track.

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Lawyer convicted of meth possession

July 20, 2017 | By More
Lawyer convicted of meth possession

Christchurch lawyer Steven Welch Rollo has been fined on charges of possessing the class A drug methamphetamine and refusing to give his details to a police officer at a traffic stop.

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Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

July 20, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

A Burnside man has appeared in court facing six charges of setting wheelie bins alight.

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