Author Archive: David Clarkson

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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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Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

December 19, 2013 | By More
Home detention for ‘sleazy’ police officer

A victim of corrupt police officer Gordon Stanley Meyer’s sexual behaviour says she felt “trapped, scared, humiliated, embarrassed and betrayed”.

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Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

December 18, 2013 | By More
Jury to continue overnight in Helen Milner trial

The jury will continue its deliberations on Thursday morning in the trial of Helen Elizabeth Milner, accused of murdering her husband.

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Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

December 17, 2013 | By More
Stolen car dealer to pay full reparations

Scrap metal yard boss Dean Raymond Crosbie has apologised to the car owners he harmed and has agreed to pay them for their losses totalling $57,034.

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