Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

February 14, 2018 | By More
Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

A North Canterbury wine company facing charges alleging fraud concerning wine production, has been placed in liquidation this month.

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Witness list shortens at murder trial

February 13, 2018 | By More
Witness list shortens at murder trial

Appearances by 40 Crown witnesses have been removed from the long list of witnesses to be called at the murder trial of 33-year-old Sainey Marong, after agreement on a document setting out “admitted facts”.

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Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong murder trial: Opening addresses

Internet searches about kidnapping, necrophilia, and whether fire could destroy DNA were found on the cellphone of the man charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Rene Larissa Duckmanton, the Crown says.

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Marong jury trial opens

February 12, 2018 | By More
Marong jury trial opens

The Crown will call evidence from about 80 witnesses in the three-week trial of Sainey Marong, accused of the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton.

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Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

February 9, 2018 | By More
Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

A tour bus driver and his employer have been found guilty of fraud charges after a traffic stop on the difficult Te Anau highway found the driver was not licensed to carry passengers.

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Russian man admits drug importation

February 9, 2018 | By More
Russian man admits drug importation

A Russian national arrested at Christchurch Airport 10 months ago has admitted importing 5kg of the class B drug Ecstasy into New Zealand.

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Delay for Sumner murder trial

February 9, 2018 | By More
Delay for Sumner murder trial

A new date in September has been set for the High Court trial of three people charge with murder over the death of a man found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017.

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Lizards found after suitcase went missing

February 8, 2018 | By More
Lizards found after suitcase went missing

Four lizards – two live and two dead – were found in an Aranui man’s suitcase after it went missing on a flight from Thailand.

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Skipper of grounded trawler faces charges

February 8, 2018 | By More
Skipper of grounded trawler faces charges

The skipper of the fishing boat The Lady Sarah that ran aground off Lake Ellesmere in December 2016 has been charged with failing to keep a proper look-out and a breach of work safety regulations.

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Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

February 7, 2018 | By More
Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

Liquidators of two companies run by Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs want to have a say at his sentencing about efforts to recover any of the lost $17.5 million.

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