Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Name suppression lifts on former policeman

January 17, 2014 | By More
Name suppression lifts on former policeman

A former police traffic diversions officer who failed to deal properly with cash donations he legitimately received has avoided punishment, but not publication of his name.

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Fishery charges proved against Korean trawler captain

January 17, 2014 | By More
Fishery charges proved against Korean trawler captain

Charges of discarding quota fish at sea and then misreporting the catch have been found proven against the captain of the Korean fishing vessel Oyang 77 that did 11 trips in the New Zealand region.

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Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

January 16, 2014 | By More
Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.

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False earthquake claims admitted

January 16, 2014 | By More
False earthquake claims admitted

A 35-year-old woman has admitted making dishonest earthquake damage claims totalling $48,620.

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Final suppression for Port Hills indecent assault offender

January 15, 2014 | By More
Final suppression for Port Hills indecent assault offender

A man who indecently assaulted eight women walking or exercising on the Port Hills has been allowed final suppression that will keep his identity secret. (Full report)

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Bizarre explanation for sex offending

January 15, 2014 | By More
Bizarre explanation for sex offending

A 25-year-old’s bizarre explanation that he offended sexually to get deported to Samoa will pay off – but only after he has served a two-year four-month jail term.

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Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

January 14, 2014 | By More
Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

An 18-year-old is being considered for a stint at the Odyssey House rehabilitation programme after “spiralling” while using herbal highs.

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Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

January 14, 2014 | By More
Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

A 51-year-old Christchurch computer support worker has admitted having 20,000 objectionable files depicting child pornography on his computer.

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Teen acting up after seeing friend die

January 13, 2014 | By More
Teen acting up after seeing friend die

A teenager who saw his best friend killed by a train before Christmas has been acting up and has ended up in custody for several days.

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Suppression for policeman’s discharge hearing

January 13, 2014 | By More
Suppression for policeman’s discharge hearing

A judge will give her decision on Friday on whether a discharge without conviction should be granted for a long-serving police officer who has admitted failing to handle $2750 in cash properly. [Updated report.]

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