Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Dad’s slap brings $500 fine

November 6, 2013 | By More
Dad’s slap brings $500 fine

A man’s slapping of his problem teenage daughter has brought a $500 fine.

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Home detention likely for threat to policeman

November 5, 2013 | By More
Home detention likely for threat to policeman

Intervention was clearly needed for an Amberley man with an anger problem, a judge said as the 20-year-old faced sentencing for threats to a policeman and his family.

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‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

November 5, 2013 | By More
‘Port Hills groper’ admits eight indecencies

After months of obstinate denials, the man who became known as “The Port Hills Groper” has admitted his offending, but name suppression continues. [Full report]

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Damage offender pleads ‘guilty as’

November 4, 2013 | By More
Damage offender pleads ‘guilty as’

Judge Phillip Moran took an over-enthusiastic offender in his stride when the No 2 District Court crossed by video-link to Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

November 4, 2013 | By More
Custody remand on Redwood murder charge

A 24-year-old Redwood man has been remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a man at the home where they both lived.

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Shooting charges dropped against two defendants

November 4, 2013 | By More
Shooting charges dropped against two defendants

The Crown has dropped charges against two people arrested over an alleged shooting incident in Hagley Park early on Sunday August 11.

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Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

November 4, 2013 | By More
Suppression continues for teenager accused of rapes

Name suppression has been continued for a teenager facing rape charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

November 1, 2013 | By More
$8000 damage payment ordered for shooting spree

Two men have paid dearly for their paintball-and-pellet shooting spree across Christchurch, with damage payments totalling almost $8000 ordered at their sentencing.

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Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

October 31, 2013 | By More
Guilty verdict in skull stabbing trial

A jury has rejected a 20-year-old’s explanation for how he embedded a knife in the skull of his friend.

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Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

October 31, 2013 | By More
Unpopular Sounds fisheries rule gets its day in court

An unpopular Marlborough Sounds fisheries regulation – known as “The Slot” – has gone on trial as a test case in the Christchurch District Court.

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