Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Couple charged with $1.4m theft

March 20, 2018 | By More
Couple charged with $1.4m theft

A Christchurch couple has been charged with stealing nearly $1.4 million from an elderly widow.

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Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

March 19, 2018 | By More
Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

A claimant who acknowledged having “quite extensive problems with EQC” has been convicted of damaging a row of the commission’s vehicles with paint stripper.

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Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

March 17, 2018 | By More
Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

A young man with no passenger licence who drove a bus load of tourists along one of New Zealand’s most challenging highways was sentenced to a fine and community work in the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

March 16, 2018 | By More
Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

Photographs of Kim Michael David Barwell should be plastered on the noticeboards at every shopping mall and supermarket, with the message: “You should not give money to this man.”

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Scribe must prove drug rehab success

March 15, 2018 | By More
Scribe must prove drug rehab success

Hip-hop artist Scribe will have to prove he is “kicking the drug habit” if he wants to be discharged without conviction on a methamphetamine possession charge, he was told at court today. [Updated report]

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Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

March 15, 2018 | By More
Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

A youth who planned a terrorist-style attack last year is doing well on supervision a month after his sentencing and has made his first visit for counselling at a mosque.

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Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

March 14, 2018 | By More
Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

A fifth member of the Rebels motorcycle gang has admitted being part of an organised criminal group, on the third day scheduled for pre-trial arguments in the Christchurch District Court.

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Jail for robbery of sex customer

March 14, 2018 | By More
Jail for robbery of sex customer

A man who robbed a sex worker’s customer has been jailed for 17 months and ordered to pay back the $40 he took and spent at a dairy.

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Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

March 13, 2018 | By More
Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

Four members of the Rebels motorcycle club have admitted being members of an organised criminal group that was dealing methamphetamine and cannabis in Christchurch.

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Wounding charge denied

March 12, 2018 | By More
Wounding charge denied

A teenager has denied a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over an early morning incident at a Northcote property on February 17.

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