Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Bail granted on drug allegations

December 19, 2016 | By More
Bail granted on drug allegations

Name suppression has lifted on one of the men arrested in a series of police raids on Head Hunters gang premises around Christchurch three weeks ago.

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Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

December 19, 2016 | By More
Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death now a ‘low risk’

Tania Gaye Hopping – once known as Tania Witika and jailed for the manslaughter of her daughter – is now seen as a low risk offender.

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Child sex and violence allegations sent to Auckland

December 16, 2016 | By More
Child sex and violence allegations sent to Auckland

An Auckland man facing sex and violence charges involving five children is being sent back north after his arrest in Christchurch.

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Man admits riverbank manslaughter

December 16, 2016 | By More
Man admits riverbank manslaughter

After a long pause and a sigh in the dock, Tony Joe Harrington has admitted the manslaughter of a 41-year-old man in a riverbank fight in Woolston.

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Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

December 15, 2016 | By More
Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

Police have been granted a warrant to arrest Simone Anne Wright – the partner of a man already in custody on 60 charges – on a charge of stealing a $145,000 yacht at Paihia in the Bay of Islands last year.

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Jail term stands for repeat drink-driver

December 15, 2016 | By More
Jail term stands for repeat drink-driver

A two-and-a-half-year jail term will stand for a Sumner woman who knocked two pedestrians over a rocky bank when she crashed while drink-driving, the High Court has decided.

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Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

December 14, 2016 | By More
Former school principal jailed for almost a decade

Former school principal Michael William Hogan has been jailed for nine years three months for prolonged sexual offending against a boy.

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Car ablaze at end of police pursuit

December 14, 2016 | By More
Car ablaze at end of police pursuit

A Kaiapoi man has been jailed for eight months for a police pursuit which ended with road spikes being used and a stolen car catching fire.

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Criminal offending continued on home detention

December 13, 2016 | By More
Criminal offending continued on home detention

Two months after being given a chance on home detention, Rangiora woman Kelsi Anne Sherriff was found with stolen property, firearms, and a meth pipe at her house.

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Sixth arrest over drug ring allegations

December 12, 2016 | By More
Sixth arrest over drug ring allegations

A sixth man has been arrested for conspiring to deal in methamphetamine after a series of police raids on Head Hunters gang premises last week.

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