Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Potential $1.5m fine under new workplace law

July 6, 2017 | By More
Potential $1.5m fine under new workplace law

A Rangiora company faces a new maximum fine of up to $1.5 million under the latest workplace safety law after a staff member broke bones in a fall from a mezzanine floor.

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Bedroom confusion defence accepted

July 5, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion defence accepted

A jury has accepted that a man’s drunken bedroom confusion led to his arrest for indecent assault, but he has been fined $250 for punching the boyfriend of the woman he was accused of groping.

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Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

July 5, 2017 | By More
Knife attacks on eve of wedding alleged

The night before a planned wedding, the bride went hunting for the groom, armed with a knife and accompanied by Bandidos gang associates.

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Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

July 5, 2017 | By More
Company doesn’t accept thief’s remorse

The company that was the victim of Katrina Leigh Leoni’s thefts had difficulty accepting that her last minute reparation arrangements showed her remorse.

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Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

July 4, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

A man says a party ended with a drunken confusion of bedrooms which led to him being charged with groping a woman as she slept.

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Two in jail from slick ram-raid

July 2, 2017 | By More
Two in jail from slick ram-raid

It was a well planned and slickly executed ram raid that netted $50,000 goods from a Christchurch sports store in just three minutes.

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Woman jailed for threats after Tinder date

June 29, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for threats after Tinder date

A woman who began texting death threats after a Tinder date has been jailed for eight months.

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Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

June 28, 2017 | By More
Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

A taser-wielding dairy raider – caught when the Opawa dairy owner and his wife fought back – can look forward to release from prison probably in 2021.

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Court hears of spiral into drug use and rape

June 28, 2017 | By More
Court hears of spiral into drug use and rape

A man who raped a drunk 15-year-old girl in a Linwood street found his life spiralled out of control and into drug use after his father was killed in a case that became a one-punch manslaughter.

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Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

June 28, 2017 | By More
Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

A 21-year-old sex offender with “complex psychological needs” has been sent to prison because the treatment options are limited.

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