Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Police and probation block bail bid

January 9, 2014 | By More
Police and probation block bail bid

Police and probation both opposed release on bail for a 21-year-old charged over a high-profile boyracer incident in which a police car was allegedly rammed in Deans Avenue early on Sunday.

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Remand on indecency charge

January 9, 2014 | By More
Remand on indecency charge

A 27-year-old central Christchurch man charged with doing an indecent act in the women’s toilets at the Botanic Gardens has been granted a registar’s remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

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Census refuser has now complied

January 8, 2014 | By More
Census refuser has now complied

A 53-year-old man was in pain after an unsuccessful operation at the time of the census in March and found the form filling “more than he could cope with”, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Summer’s most hopeful bail application

January 8, 2014 | By More
Summer’s most hopeful bail application

A year of offending and staying well away from the Court House when he was supposed to appear on bail has led to what must be the holiday season’s most ill-starred bail application.

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Bail bid delayed for boyracer accused

January 7, 2014 | By More
Bail bid delayed for boyracer accused

A bid for release on bail has been delayed for a driver arrested for an alleged high-profile boy-racer incident in Deans Avenue at the weekend.

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Teen received cash from underage sex worker

January 6, 2014 | By More
Teen received cash from underage sex worker

A 17-year-old youth who was caught minding an under-age girl working as a prostitute has been ordered to do 200 hours of community work.

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Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

January 6, 2014 | By More
Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”

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Baby punched during domestic assault on mother

January 6, 2014 | By More
Baby punched during domestic assault on mother

A man accidentally punched his infant son in the head – leading to a hospital admission for observation – while assaulting his partner.

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Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

December 21, 2013 | By More
Fishery case should not set a precedent, says judge

A keen Marlborough Sounds fisherman has been let off a charge of unlawfully transporting filleted blue cod through a protected area, but the judge says the case should not set a precedent.

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Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

December 19, 2013 | By More
Two guilty verdicts in Milner murder trial

A High Court jury has convicted Helen Elizabeth Milner of murder and attempted murder, four-and-a-half years after the death of her husband.

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