Author Archive: David Clarkson

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July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

July 13, 2018 | By More
July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

A date more than a year ahead has been set for the trial of a North Canterbury wine company and three personnel on charges alleging fraud concerning wine production.

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Judge suggests tattooed offender ‘return to iwi’

July 12, 2018 | By More
Judge suggests tattooed offender ‘return to iwi’

A judge has politely suggested that a man who played the role of “frightening gang muscle” in a stand-over incident, should return to his North Island iwi with his striking facial tattoos.

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Rest home worker granted suppression for ‘dumb’ selfie

July 12, 2018 | By More
Rest home worker granted suppression for ‘dumb’ selfie

A teenage rest home worker who posted a selfie on Instagram with an elderly woman patient on the toilet in the background has been granted suppression so that she can “move on”.

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Real estate agent admits fraud

July 11, 2018 | By More
Real estate agent admits fraud

Suppression has lifted on a real estate agent who has today admitted a $149,094 fraud charge related to the Izone development in Rolleston.

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Scribe sentencing delayed

July 10, 2018 | By More
Scribe sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed for the hip-hop and rap artist Scribe, real name Malo Ioane Luafutu, because the Christchurch District Court was told he had been charged with other offences in Auckland.

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Avonhead murder trial delayed

July 10, 2018 | By More
Avonhead murder trial delayed

The murder trial of 19-year-old Katrina Roma Epiha will not go ahead on Monday in the High Court at Christchurch as planned.

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Big pay-back follows restaurateur’s tax convictions

July 6, 2018 | By More
Big pay-back follows restaurateur’s tax convictions

Well known restaurateur Jonny Schwass borrowed $130,000 from relatives so that he could make a significant reparation offer at his sentencing on tax charges involving more than $300,000.

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‘Trusted granddad’ jailed for child sexual abuse

July 6, 2018 | By More
‘Trusted granddad’ jailed for child sexual abuse

A family had carefully educated their five-year-old girl not to have secrets, and her “trusted grandfather” is now in jail for her sexual abuse.

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QE2 Drive crash death charge

July 6, 2018 | By More
QE2 Drive crash death charge

A 62-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a motorcyclist in a crash on Queen Elizabeth II Drive in February.

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Pitchfork threat in ‘cowardly’ assault

July 6, 2018 | By More
Pitchfork threat in ‘cowardly’ assault

After holding a pitchfork under a woman’s jaw, Trevor Bradley Mackie held her by the throat and said: “I could kill you if I want.”

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