Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Laughing woman ordered out of court

January 30, 2018 | By More
Laughing woman ordered out of court

A laughing woman was ordered out of court as the sentencing of determined burglar and receiver Matthew John Woods began in the Christchurch District Court.

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Decision reserved in tour driver trial

January 30, 2018 | By More
Decision reserved in tour driver trial

Judge David Saunders will deliver his verdicts on February 9 in the case of a tour bus driver without a passenger licence who was stopped on the Te Anau-Milford highway, and the general manager of the tourist company that employed him.

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Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

January 30, 2018 | By More
Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

The Crown plans to apply to bring all cases together for three men facing charges relating to the alleged murder of a Greymouth mother.

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Scribe spends three days in custody

January 29, 2018 | By More
Scribe spends three days in custody

The hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has ended up in custody for three days after being charged with breaching his bail while he awaits trial in Christchurch.

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Tour bus driver had no passenger licence

January 29, 2018 | By More
Tour bus driver had no passenger licence

Police allege a tour bus driver stopped on Te Anau’s challenging State Highway 94 was not licensed to transport passengers and was using another driver’s licence and logbook.

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Couple sentenced for meth lab at house

January 29, 2018 | By More
Couple sentenced for meth lab at house

A couple arrested after a meth-lab raid by police on their Linwood property two years ago, kissed and hugged in the dock before they began their separate sentences.

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Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

January 29, 2018 | By More
Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

A repeated backpacker hostel raider has gone to jail for a third time, with probation wondering whether mental health treatment is needed.

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Airport oops leads to jail

January 28, 2018 | By More
Airport oops leads to jail

A 32-year-old man has begun has begun a 20-month jail term after a monumental luggage oops at Christchurch Airport.

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Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

January 27, 2018 | By More
Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

An under-age girl has repeatedly tried to commit suicide after becoming the victim of 43-year-old Michael Francis Goodwin’s sex offending.

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Crooked career choice in question

January 26, 2018 | By More
Crooked career choice in question

A judge told Sean Daniel Browne he was “not the smartest guy”. Might be time for the teenager to rethink his crooked career choice.

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