Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

November 21, 2013 | By More
Bogus $700,000 earthquake claim admitted

The chief executive of Christchurch company Black Box Spatial Ltd has admitted deceiving an insurance company into paying out more than $700,000 in business interruption insurance after the earthquakes.

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Bail bid delayed for accused ‘plum sauce burglar’

November 21, 2013 | By More
Bail bid delayed for accused ‘plum sauce burglar’

The man accused of being Linwood’s plum sauce burglar remains in custody after a series of glitches has prevented hearing of his bail application.

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Peace breaks out in Spreydon

November 20, 2013 | By More
Peace breaks out in Spreydon

A Samoan man had to kneel for some time during a reconciliation meeting between families that followed a bloody street brawl in Spreydon.

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Lighter sentences for Maori offenders suggested

November 20, 2013 | By More
Lighter sentences for Maori offenders suggested

Lighter sentences should be considered for Maori offenders because of their “environment of deprivation”, Christchurch lawyer James Rapley is arguing in front of the Court of Appeal.

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Repeat offender will be ‘toast’ in prison

November 20, 2013 | By More
Repeat offender will be ‘toast’ in prison

An intellectually limited man has ended up on remand in prison where his defence counsel believes he will be “toast”.

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Petrol scam accused remanded at court

November 20, 2013 | By More
Petrol scam accused remanded at court

A man facing 10 charges of causing loss by deception over an alleged petrol scam has been remanded without plea by a registrar at the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

November 19, 2013 | By More
Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

A judge has taken a strong stand to protect vulnerable late night workers such as bus and taxi drivers.

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Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

November 19, 2013 | By More
Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

A police constable who grabbed a soccer linesman by the throat has been discharged without conviction but was described by a judge as behaving like “the spectator from hell”.

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Quote of the Week

November 19, 2013 | By More
Quote of the Week

“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”

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‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

November 18, 2013 | By More
‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

Repeat fraudster Stephen Gerard Mason cheated the elderly with frauds described by a judge as “despicable and mean-spirited”.

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