Author Archive: David Clarkson

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‘Cleaner’ jailed for organised crime involvement

June 3, 2018 | By More
‘Cleaner’ jailed for organised crime involvement

A 34-year-old man who “cleaned” some of the electronic gear allegedly stolen by a crime ring involved in 55 burglaries has been jailed for 17 months.

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Murder parolee admits going on the run

June 3, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee admits going on the run

Three months after his release on parole from a life sentence for murder, Dean Raymond Purdy chopped off his electronic ankle bracelet in Dunedin and went on the run.

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Custody remand after alleged police dog attack

June 1, 2018 | By More
Custody remand after alleged police dog attack

No bail application was made for a 29-year old man charged with wounding a police dog in an overnight incident at Kaiapoi.

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$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

May 31, 2018 | By More
$100,000 tax shortfall admitted

After receiving a warning from the Inland Revenue Department, a Christchurch company director continued not paying PAYE for his concreting business for another 21 months.

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Arrest warrant pending in unlicensed building case

May 31, 2018 | By More
Arrest warrant pending in unlicensed building case

An arrest warrant will be issued in a week for an Otago man who faces a series of charges of doing unlicensed building or inspection work in Christchurch.

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Remands on $40 robbery charges

May 30, 2018 | By More
Remands on $40 robbery charges

Three men charged with a $40 Friday night robbery at Rangiora have appeared at the Christchurch District Court.

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Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

May 30, 2018 | By More
Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

A jury has thrown out all 18 child sex abuse charges against a West Coast man who had been blackmailed by two of his three accusers.

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Crash survivor jailed for violence

May 29, 2018 | By More
Crash survivor jailed for violence

A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.

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Guilty verdict in tinny house robbery trial

May 25, 2018 | By More
Guilty verdict in tinny house robbery trial

After a short retirement, a jury convicted Rory Manuel of the armed robbery of a tinny house in which a man was shot in the neck.

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Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

May 25, 2018 | By More
Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

“After six months, it still feels raw,” said burglary victim Ian Jones after seeing the man who raided his Redwood property jailed for five years.

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