Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Family support for Opawa park offender

November 22, 2013 | By More
Family support for Opawa park offender

Family members are standing by a 63-year-old Avondale man who has admitted masturbating in front of two women in Hansen Park, Opawa.

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Police seek owners of missing cash

November 22, 2013 | By More
Police seek owners of missing cash

The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.

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Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

November 22, 2013 | By More
Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

Restaurant manager Paul Thomas Foster fiddled the loyalty card system at the Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue to get himself nearly $17,000.

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Murder plea delay pending mental health report

November 22, 2013 | By More
Murder plea delay pending mental health report

Entering of a plea on a charge of murder has been deferred for a man who is continuing to undergo psychiatric evaluation in Hillmorton Hospital.

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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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