Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

May 24, 2018 | By More
Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

A jury will have to decide whether conspiracy, revenge, and lies has led to a 45-year-old man being put on trial for child sex abuse offending.

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Jail for property commission frauds

May 23, 2018 | By More
Jail for property commission frauds

Property consultant Stephen Rolf Gubb has been jailed for two years nine months for commission frauds on deals relating to the Izone development in Rolleston.

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Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

May 23, 2018 | By More
Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

Identification of an armed intruder who shot a man in the neck and shoulder is the key issue at a drugs robbery trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Travellers had meth hidden in their bodies

May 22, 2018 | By More
Travellers had meth hidden in their bodies

A woman who arranged for two travellers to fly into New Zealand from Hawaii with more than $200,000 of methamphetamine hidden internally has been jailed for three years six months.

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Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

May 21, 2018 | By More
Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

An incident of alcohol-fuelled violence at a pub on Christchurch’s outskirts has cost a young Christchurch man the chance to play semi-professional rugby overseas.

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Preventive detention to be considered after rape verdicts

May 18, 2018 | By More
Preventive detention to be considered after rape verdicts

The Crown is asking for an open-ended preventive term to be considered for Luke James Henry, after a jury convicted him on charges of kidnapping, choking, and raping a woman.

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Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

May 18, 2018 | By More
Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

After being told to turn up at court with a large cheque or be prepared for an immediate jail term, a man found guilty of vandalising EQC cars has come up with a $15,000 offer.

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Life parolee recalled to prison

May 18, 2018 | By More
Life parolee recalled to prison

Convicted murderer Dean Raymond Purdy has been remanded in custody on charges of breaching his life parole and possession of cannabis, after two weeks on the run from police.

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Fatal work safety breach admitted

May 18, 2018 | By More
Fatal work safety breach admitted

A Christchurch transport firm has admitted a workplace safety breach after an accident in which a 52-year-old man was crushed by a bundle of steel.

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Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

May 18, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder used forged counsel consent

An unlicensed builder has admitted doing alterations on a Riccarton house and using forged documents relating to the building consents.

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