Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Red zone chase driver gets home detention

November 9, 2017 | By More
Red zone chase driver gets home detention

Andrew Shaw’s desperate dash through the red zone after a building site burglary has drawn a five-month home detention sentence.

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Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

November 9, 2017 | By More
Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

An accusation of blackmail by the “whistleblower” and main prosecution witness has been made at the Christchurch trial of a dairy farm manager accused of cow ill-treatment.

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Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

November 7, 2017 | By More
Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

There was “considerable confusion” by different parties over the structural reliability of the Colombo Street building where falling masonry caused deaths in the February 2011 Christchurch quake, the defence said at a Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.

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Cow screamed during beating, trial told

November 7, 2017 | By More
Cow screamed during beating, trial told

A farm worker said she heard a cow scream during a beating by farm manager Carl Ryan McNaught who has gone on trial on animal ill-treatment charges.

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Street basher blames victim for broken bones

November 7, 2017 | By More
Street basher blames victim for broken bones

An Aranui man claimed the victim of a bus stop bashing may have got broken bones because he was a beneficiary and may have had brittle bones through poor nutrition.

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Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

November 7, 2017 | By More
Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

A judge has ruled that detention of a child needing care at protection at a youth justice facility near Christchurch was lawful, but may breach the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

November 7, 2017 | By More
‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

An arrest warrant has been issued for a “forthright character” who didn’t show at up court for a sentencing where he would probably have been jailed for a bus stop bashing.

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Facebook phone robberies alleged

November 6, 2017 | By More
Facebook phone robberies alleged

A man alleged to be Aranui’s Facebook phone flogger was remanded in custody on five aggravated robbery charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

November 6, 2017 | By More
Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

The Real Estate Agents Authority alleges a commercial property manager committed “disgraceful misconduct” by not reporting safety concerns about a building in Colombo Street where an employee was killed in the February 2011 quake.

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Four Square costume man admits assault

November 3, 2017 | By More
Four Square costume man admits assault

Darts fan Giuseppe Lyle Vassalini must pay $750 to the teenager he assaulted on an Auckland train while dressed as the Four Square man.

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