Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Home detention granted for tax offending

September 24, 2018 | By More
Home detention granted for tax offending

Home detention has been granted to hospitality businessman Hayden George Jones for unpaid taxes after the earthquakes brought his pub and brewery enterprises to a halt.

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Custody remand on abduction charge

September 21, 2018 | By More
Custody remand on abduction charge

A 27-year-old Avonhead man has been remanded in custody charged with an attack on a woman in an early morning incident in Ilam.

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Meth user was spending time with ‘dregs’

September 21, 2018 | By More
Meth user was spending time with ‘dregs’

A Christchurch man’s life spiralled out of control when he began using meth and associating with people a judge described as “dregs”.

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Police decide against more serious charge in baby death case

September 21, 2018 | By More
Police decide against more serious charge in baby death case

Police have decided against laying a more serious charge after a baby died a year after an alleged bashing.

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Name suppression lifts on Woodend murder accused

September 21, 2018 | By More
Name suppression lifts on Woodend murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on an 18-year-old who today denied the murder of a man whose body was found at a Woodend property early in July.

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Agent gets home detention for $150,000 fraud

September 20, 2018 | By More
Agent gets home detention for $150,000 fraud

Home detention has been granted to a real estate agent who admitted a $149,094 fraud charge related to the Izone development in Rolleston.

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Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

September 20, 2018 | By More
Police accept fatal crash driver was not texting

Police have accepted that no cell phone was involved in a fatal head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist, but questions remain about whether the car driver black-out or dozed off.

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Courts closed by staff strike

September 19, 2018 | By More
Courts closed by staff strike

Christchurch’s Justice Precinct was closed for the morning on Wednesday with court staff walking off the job for a two-hour strike in support of a wage claim.

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Burglar who trashed houses jailed

September 18, 2018 | By More
Burglar who trashed houses jailed

A thief and burglar with a $600-a-day meth habit caused “maximum mess and destruction” as he raided homes, said the judge who jailed him for four years six months.

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Woman admits robbery of elderly couple

September 17, 2018 | By More
Woman admits robbery of elderly couple

A 39-year-old woman has admitted the robbery of an elderly Papanui couple, in which police allege garden secateurs were used as a weapon.

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