Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Phone-use bail condition for meth importation accused

February 7, 2018 | By More
Phone-use bail condition for meth importation accused

A strict phone-use condition has been imposed on two men charged with importing methamphetamine with a street value of $50 million from Mexico, as they are released on electronically monitored bail.

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Judge thinks insurers deserve a break

February 2, 2018 | By More
Judge thinks insurers deserve a break

A Christchurch judge wants the police to rethink their policy so that insurance companies can have a break from the cost of criminal offending.

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Charges mount against online cheat

February 1, 2018 | By More
Charges mount against online cheat

Online cheat Jasmine Carole Lasseter stood downcast in the dock while a judge went through all the charges mounting up against her, one by one.

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Christchurch has a ‘Court House’ after all

January 31, 2018 | By More
Christchurch has a ‘Court House’ after all

Lawyers have signalled a gentle verbal revolt so that Christchurch will continue to have a “Court House” rather than a “Justice and Emergency Services Precinct”.

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Tourist driver admits fatal crash

January 31, 2018 | By More
Tourist driver admits fatal crash

A Chinese tourist driver who admitted causing a passenger’s death in a fiery crash near Cromwell on Sunday has been disqualified from driving before he heads home.

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Jail for robbing youths in park

January 31, 2018 | By More
Jail for robbing youths in park

A third man who held up three youths in a park in Queenspark in January 2016 has been jailed for more than three years.

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Laughing woman ordered out of court

January 30, 2018 | By More
Laughing woman ordered out of court

A laughing woman was ordered out of court as the sentencing of determined burglar and receiver Matthew John Woods began in the Christchurch District Court.

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Decision reserved in tour driver trial

January 30, 2018 | By More
Decision reserved in tour driver trial

Judge David Saunders will deliver his verdicts on February 9 in the case of a tour bus driver without a passenger licence who was stopped on the Te Anau-Milford highway, and the general manager of the tourist company that employed him.

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Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

January 30, 2018 | By More
Crown will seek to join murder-related cases

The Crown plans to apply to bring all cases together for three men facing charges relating to the alleged murder of a Greymouth mother.

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Scribe spends three days in custody

January 29, 2018 | By More
Scribe spends three days in custody

The hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has ended up in custody for three days after being charged with breaching his bail while he awaits trial in Christchurch.

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