Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

November 1, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail has been granted to a man who claims he was growing 247 cannabis plants in a sophisticated growing set-up at a Linwood house as part of a “research” project.

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Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

November 1, 2017 | By More
Home detention terms for ‘zombie drug’ importation

Two men who imported a batch of “ultra-potent zombie drug” to make synthetic cannabis, will be allowed to serve sentences on home detention.

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Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

November 1, 2017 | By More
Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

A judge’s knowledge of firearms has made a dead duck out of a man’s explanation for having a shotgun and ammunition.

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Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Teen admits street robbery

October 30, 2017 | By More
Teen admits street robbery

A teenager who admitted taking part in an armed street robbery has avoided being given a first-strike warning because he is too young.

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Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

October 30, 2017 | By More
Drink-driver jailed for repeat offending

A man who worked for an organisation that ran courses “Empowering positive change” has begun his second jail term, for his sixth drink-driving conviction.

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Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

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Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

October 29, 2017 | By More
Indecencies on 13-year-old after online grooming

A 36-year-old man who committed indecencies with a 13-year-old girl he had groomed online and by text messages has been jailed for two years three months.

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

October 27, 2017 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

A Christchurch man who claims he was researching how to grow cannabis to get work in the medical marijuana industry in Australia is in custody awaiting sentencing in January.

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Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

October 27, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea on Avonhead murder charge

An 19-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the mother of a three-year-old at a party in Avonhead in August.

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