Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

November 7, 2017 | By More
Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

A judge has ruled that detention of a child needing care at protection at a youth justice facility near Christchurch was lawful, but may breach the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

November 7, 2017 | By More
‘Outrageous’ comments about victim signal jail term

An arrest warrant has been issued for a “forthright character” who didn’t show at up court for a sentencing where he would probably have been jailed for a bus stop bashing.

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Facebook phone robberies alleged

November 6, 2017 | By More
Facebook phone robberies alleged

A man alleged to be Aranui’s Facebook phone flogger was remanded in custody on five aggravated robbery charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

November 6, 2017 | By More
Property manager failed in safety duty, authority alleges

The Real Estate Agents Authority alleges a commercial property manager committed “disgraceful misconduct” by not reporting safety concerns about a building in Colombo Street where an employee was killed in the February 2011 quake.

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Four Square costume man admits assault

November 3, 2017 | By More
Four Square costume man admits assault

Darts fan Giuseppe Lyle Vassalini must pay $750 to the teenager he assaulted on an Auckland train while dressed as the Four Square man.

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Judge sends strong message on tax offending

November 3, 2017 | By More
Judge sends strong message on tax offending

A judge has sent a powerful message about tax payment failures with a 25-month jail term for the director of two Christchurch companies that had been giving out accounting and tax advice.

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Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

November 2, 2017 | By More
Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

The possibility of a child’s head injuries being caused by being bashed against the hard surface of kitchen tiles has been considered in the trial of a Christchurch babysitter charged with murder.

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Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

November 2, 2017 | By More
Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term.

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Mail thief braces for another backlash

November 1, 2017 | By More
Mail thief braces for another backlash

A Christchurch woman says she is now living a “reclusive” existence without social media or a cell phone because of the furore when she was revealed as a rural mail thief last year.

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Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

November 1, 2017 | By More
Crown seeking to grab $85,000 off drug dealer

The Crown will go after $85,000 cash from a gang member who has been jailed for his second round of methamphetamine offending.

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