Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

November 7, 2017 | By More
Engineering ‘confusion’ cited at tribunal

There was “considerable confusion” by different parties over the structural reliability of the Colombo Street building where falling masonry caused deaths in the February 2011 Christchurch quake, the defence said at a Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.

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Cow screamed during beating, trial told

November 7, 2017 | By More
Cow screamed during beating, trial told

A farm worker said she heard a cow scream during a beating by farm manager Carl Ryan McNaught who has gone on trial on animal ill-treatment charges.

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Street basher blames victim for broken bones

November 7, 2017 | By More
Street basher blames victim for broken bones

An Aranui man claimed the victim of a bus stop bashing may have got broken bones because he was a beneficiary and may have had brittle bones through poor nutrition.

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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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