Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

June 23, 2017 | By More
Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

Acute Finance Ltd has been fined for overcharging its consumer finance customers, but the Commerce Commission has not been able to find any victims who want to speak out.

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Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

June 23, 2017 | By More
Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

An older Wellington man has asked for leniency for the Sydney woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by offering her “sister” in a marriage contract when she was already married.

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Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

June 23, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 16-year-old youth charged with the murder of a man who was found injured in a carpark at Sumner in March.

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Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

June 22, 2017 | By More
Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

Three Leeston men must pay $2250 to North Canterbury Fish and Game for an unauthorised cull of Paradise Shelduck that were causing big bills for a farm at Irwell.

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Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

June 22, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

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Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

June 21, 2017 | By More
Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

A Youth Court judge has gone to the Christchurch Central Police Station to see the “barren and desolate” cell where a 14-year-old charged with robbery has been held for days.

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Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

June 21, 2017 | By More
Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

A woman sprinted from the dock as she was being jailed in the Christchurch District Court and briefly made it outside the Court House before recaptured by a Court Security Officer.

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Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

June 20, 2017 | By More
Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

A 15-year-old will have to make presentations to schools and youth groups about the late night crash near Leeston that killed three of his friends on Boxing Day.

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Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

June 20, 2017 | By More
Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

Burglar Michael Taui Wetere sprang into action in the hour after the Kaikoura earthquake while police were busy doing tsunami evacuations in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

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Bail not opposed for burglary accused

June 19, 2017 | By More
Bail not opposed for burglary accused

A woman charged with two house burglaries has been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court three days after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

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