Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Charges over Queenstown mall melee

June 26, 2017 | By More
Charges over Queenstown mall melee

A 24-year-old Christchurch man must pay $3000 to two rivals he bashed unconscious with one punch each in an all-in New Year brawl at a Queenstown mall.

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Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

June 26, 2017 | By More
Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

A man allegedly filmed by the householder after burgling an Avonhead property has pleaded not guilty and chosen to have a jury trial.

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Teen car chase accused in custody

June 26, 2017 | By More
Teen car chase accused in custody

A 19-year old man has been remanded in custody after a cross-city police chase at the weekend.

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Custody remand for ram-raid accused

June 26, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for ram-raid accused

A 17-year-old is being held in custody after his arrest for a Waikuku ram-raid that became a snack attack.

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Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

June 23, 2017 | By More
Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

Acute Finance Ltd has been fined for overcharging its consumer finance customers, but the Commerce Commission has not been able to find any victims who want to speak out.

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Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

June 23, 2017 | By More
Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

An older Wellington man has asked for leniency for the Sydney woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by offering her “sister” in a marriage contract when she was already married.

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Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

June 23, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 16-year-old youth charged with the murder of a man who was found injured in a carpark at Sumner in March.

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Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

June 22, 2017 | By More
Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

Three Leeston men must pay $2250 to North Canterbury Fish and Game for an unauthorised cull of Paradise Shelduck that were causing big bills for a farm at Irwell.

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Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

June 22, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

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Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

June 21, 2017 | By More
Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

A Youth Court judge has gone to the Christchurch Central Police Station to see the “barren and desolate” cell where a 14-year-old charged with robbery has been held for days.

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