Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Tyre slashing victims to get payments from offender

January 29, 2014 | By More
Tyre slashing victims to get payments from offender

The 17 victims of a tyre slasher outside Christchurch Hospital – who were mostly nurses finishing night shifts – will be paid for the damage and will each get a $50 payment for the bother he caused.

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Firearm found in robbery investigation

January 28, 2014 | By More
Firearm found in robbery investigation

Police executing a search warrant in Christchurch during the investigation into two armed robberies of bars on Sunday night have now found a firearm. [Updated report]

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Donation box theft admitted

January 24, 2014 | By More
Donation box theft admitted

A 23-year-old was using the synthetic cannabis Kronic when he snatched a Child Cancer Foundation donation box from a dairy counter.

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Street robbery accused remanded in custody

January 24, 2014 | By More
Street robbery accused remanded in custody

Bail has been refused for a 26-year-old man charged with a central Christchurch street robbery in which two youths were allegedly threatened with a softball bat.

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CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

January 22, 2014 | By More
CEO jailed for ‘white collar’ frauds totalling $1.1m

Quake-related stress has been ruled out as a factor in a chief executive’s dishonesty that led to him deceiving investors and an insurance company and causing losses of $1.1 million.

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Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

January 22, 2014 | By More
Overheating light puts end to Oxford pot growing operation

An Oxford man’s efforts to grow cannabis in a shed ended in flaming disaster because of a growing lamp that overheated.

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Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

January 22, 2014 | By More
Quake claims trial shortened by pleas

A 42-year-old Christchurch property developer has pleaded guilty to two “wrap-up” charges putting an end to a District Court jury trial before the opening addresses were due to be heard today.

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Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

January 21, 2014 | By More
Great-granddad caught out in supermarket rort

A great-granddad tried to pull a swifty at the supermarket to get $16 because he says his benefit does not leave him enough to live on.

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Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

January 21, 2014 | By More
Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”

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When night prowling goes wrong

January 21, 2014 | By More
When night prowling goes wrong

A bungling prowler has admitted a night time raid where everything went wrong.

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