Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

March 16, 2017 | By More
Court hears ‘powerful’ statement from double rape victim

“I hate being a victim,” a 16-year-old girl wrote in her powerful victim impact statement two years after being raped twice by Corey David Fowler.

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Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

March 16, 2017 | By More
Damage bill for drink-driving store demolition

An 18-year-old faces an estimated $25,000 damage bill after crashing into the Tahunanui Store in Nelson while he was drink-driving.

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Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

March 16, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for role in restaurant burglary

A judge has warned a 36-year-old woman with a significant criminal history: “You are not getting any younger and the sentences won’t get any shorter.”

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Intruder accessed porn sites

March 16, 2017 | By More
Intruder accessed porn sites

A man described as being “very religious”, who got inside a closed fitness centre at Eastgate, ate chocolates and got onto a computer where he logged onto Facebook and viewed pornographic websites.

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Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

March 16, 2017 | By More
Judge concerned about community work ‘reliability’

A judge has questioned the “reliability” of community work sentences after hearing about the struggles of a North Canterbury man to get a 300-hour sentence done.

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Criminal group charge denied

March 16, 2017 | By More
Criminal group charge denied

An Avondale man has denied a drugs charge and a charge of being involved in an organised criminal group arising from police raids on Rebels MC gang premises in Christchurch.

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‘Wrestling in the mud’

March 15, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

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Drive-off petrol thieves ‘will lose licences’

March 14, 2017 | By More
Drive-off petrol thieves ‘will lose licences’

Petrol drive-off thieves could expect to lose their driver’s licences, a Christchurch judge said as he jailed a repeat offender.

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Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

March 13, 2017 | By More
Suppression lapses on Head Hunters arrests

Name suppression has lapsed on members or associates of the Head Hunters gang who were charged with being members of an organised criminal group after police raids on gang premises in December.

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Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

March 13, 2017 | By More
Tourist caused head-on crash near Hanmer Springs

A German tourist must pay $1400 reparations to the driver he injured in a head-on crash near Hanmer Springs when he veered across the centre line of State Highway 7 in a rain storm on Saturday.

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