Author Archive: David Clarkson

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‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

A judge issued a warning about “vigilante justice” after two brothers from a small migrant community admitted kidnapping and assault charges over a schoolyard bullying incident.

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Extra sentence for high risk offender

December 15, 2017 | By More
Extra sentence for high risk offender

A 54-year-old man still assessed as a high risk of violent and sexual offending after doing the Kia Marama programme twice, has been sent back to jail for another long term.

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Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

December 15, 2017 | By More
Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

Babysitter Shayal Upashna Sami has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of a toddler in her care.

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Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

December 15, 2017 | By More
Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

For a little while, Christmas carols replaced the sound of the public address system summoning people into the Justice Precinct’s various courts.

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Swearing-in of new judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
Swearing-in of new judge

New Zealand’s newest District Court Judge has paid tribute to her late husband Professor Gerald Orchard at her swearing-in – the first at Christchurch’s new Justice Precinct.

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Man scribbles his way into custody

December 14, 2017 | By More
Man scribbles his way into custody

A 26-year-old facing a lot of burglary and theft charges picked the wrong day to get bored and creative in his holding cell at Christchurch’s sparkly new Justice Precinct.

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Support needed for shoplifting addict

December 13, 2017 | By More
Support needed for shoplifting addict

Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.

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Gang involved in commercial extortion

December 13, 2017 | By More
Gang involved in commercial extortion

An unnamed gang has moved into the field of commercial extortion, according to details revealed at a Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Apology for bashing duty lawyer

December 8, 2017 | By More
Apology for bashing duty lawyer

Stephen Andrew Vincent has apologised for the drunken punch that felled a duty lawyer who was trying to help him at the Court House.

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‘God’ gets bail

December 8, 2017 | By More
‘God’ gets bail

“God” is allowed to go home. Judge Moses said so.

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