Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Judge sends strong message on tax offending

November 3, 2017 | By More
Judge sends strong message on tax offending

A judge has sent a powerful message about tax payment failures with a 25-month jail term for the director of two Christchurch companies that had been giving out accounting and tax advice.

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Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

November 2, 2017 | By More
Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

The possibility of a child’s head injuries being caused by being bashed against the hard surface of kitchen tiles has been considered in the trial of a Christchurch babysitter charged with murder.

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Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

November 2, 2017 | By More
Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term.

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Mail thief braces for another backlash

November 1, 2017 | By More
Mail thief braces for another backlash

A Christchurch woman says she is now living a “reclusive” existence without social media or a cell phone because of the furore when she was revealed as a rural mail thief last year.

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Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

November 1, 2017 | By More
Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

The Crown will go after $85,000 cash from a gang member who has been jailed for his second round of methamphetamine offending.

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Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

November 1, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail has been granted to a man who claims he was growing 247 cannabis plants in a sophisticated growing set-up at a Linwood house as part of a “research” project.

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Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

November 1, 2017 | By More
Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

Two men who imported a batch of “ultra-potent zombie drug” to make synthetic cannabis, will be allowed to serve sentences on home detention.

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Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

November 1, 2017 | By More
Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

A judge’s knowledge of firearms has made a dead duck out of a man’s explanation for having a shotgun and ammunition.

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Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Teen admits street robbery

October 30, 2017 | By More
Teen admits street robbery

A teenager who admitted taking part in an armed street robbery has avoided being given a first-strike warning because he is too young.

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