Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Hanmer Springs incident

September 22, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

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Gold mining company fined for excavation

September 22, 2017 | By More
Gold mining company fined for excavation

The Chinese director of a gold mining company cannot claim a lack of understanding as a factor that led to unauthorised excavation of a West Coast stream bed, an Environment Court judge has ruled.

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Denials of organised crime charges

September 20, 2017 | By More
Denials of organised crime charges

Police allege six people were involved in an organised criminal group carrying out Christchurch burglaries, and have laid about 100 charges.

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Three charged with organised burglary offending

September 20, 2017 | By More
Three charged with organised burglary offending

Three people charged with being part of an organised criminal group which may have carried out 80 burglaries have been remanded at the Christchurch Court House.

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Damage to sports fields denied

September 19, 2017 | By More
Damage to sports fields denied

A St Albans man denies damaging a soccer field and training areas by driving a car over them at Burnside Park.

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Offender caught on security cam admits burglary

September 19, 2017 | By More
Offender caught on security cam admits burglary

A woman caught on a household security camera “scoping” a property ahead of two burglaries has admitted nine offences at the Christchurch District Court.

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List of customers found in synthetic cannabis raid

September 19, 2017 | By More
List of customers found in synthetic cannabis raid

Police found a list of customers when they made a synthetic cannabis raid on a Yaldhurst Road house.

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In-home carer shook baby girl

September 14, 2017 | By More
In-home carer shook baby girl

A paid in-home carer who shook a five-month-old baby girl twice – possibly causing permanent brain injuries – has been granted home detention at her Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Non-payment of $250,000 tax admitted

September 14, 2017 | By More
Non-payment of $250,000 tax admitted

Rangiora businessman John Robert Stevens has admitted aiding and betting the non-payment of nearly $250,000 to Inland Revenue, a year after the liquidation of the Shalimar Knitwear company he owned.

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Burglar told: ‘Open your heart’

September 14, 2017 | By More
Burglar told: ‘Open your heart’

A judge has told a burglar who was caught on camera by a householder to “open your heart” ahead of his Christchurch District Court sentencing in November.

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