Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

November 19, 2013 | By More
Judge imposes jail to protect late night workers

A judge has taken a strong stand to protect vulnerable late night workers such as bus and taxi drivers.

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Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

November 19, 2013 | By More
Off duty policeman discharged for assault at soccer match

A police constable who grabbed a soccer linesman by the throat has been discharged without conviction but was described by a judge as behaving like “the spectator from hell”.

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Quote of the Week

November 19, 2013 | By More
Quote of the Week

“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”

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‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

November 18, 2013 | By More
‘Mean spirited’ conman targeted the elderly

Repeat fraudster Stephen Gerard Mason cheated the elderly with frauds described by a judge as “despicable and mean-spirited”.

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Police officer admits bribery, indecency charges

November 18, 2013 | By More
Police officer admits bribery, indecency charges

A Christchurch police officer has resigned after admitting indecencies with two women who were alone with him in a patrol car.

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Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

November 14, 2013 | By More
Girl jumped from moving car to escape rapist

An 11-year-old girl jumped from a moving vehicle on a North Canterbury road to escape from the teenager who had just raped her.

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Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

November 14, 2013 | By More
Strip-for-drugs dealer jailed for four years six months

The children of a strip-for-drugs cannabis dealer have left school after being taunted and bullied, the High Court at Christchurch was told as the dealer was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

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Student brought in high risk food

November 13, 2013 | By More
Student brought in high risk food

A Chinese student will have to pay penalties totalling $1130 for failing to declare 57 food items she tried to bring into New Zealand through Christchurch International Airport.

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‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

November 13, 2013 | By More
‘Shame on you,’ judge tells owner of starving horses

A horse-owner has been told, “Shame on you,” by a judge for clearly feeding himself while his animals were starving.

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Costs awarded against police

November 13, 2013 | By More
Costs awarded against police

The Commissioner of Police has been ordered to pay $300 costs to a young man because he was summoned to attend an incorrect session at the Christchurch District Court.

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