Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Tour bus driver had no passenger licence

January 29, 2018 | By More
Tour bus driver had no passenger licence

Police allege a tour bus driver stopped on Te Anau’s challenging State Highway 94 was not licensed to transport passengers and was using another driver’s licence and logbook.

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Couple sentenced for meth lab at house

January 29, 2018 | By More
Couple sentenced for meth lab at house

A couple arrested after a meth-lab raid by police on their Linwood property two years ago, kissed and hugged in the dock before they began their separate sentences.

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Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

January 29, 2018 | By More
Mental health concerns for hostel burglar

A repeated backpacker hostel raider has gone to jail for a third time, with probation wondering whether mental health treatment is needed.

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Airport oops leads to jail

January 28, 2018 | By More
Airport oops leads to jail

A 32-year-old man has begun has begun a 20-month jail term after a monumental luggage oops at Christchurch Airport.

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Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

January 27, 2018 | By More
Victim of sex offending tells of suicide attempts

An under-age girl has repeatedly tried to commit suicide after becoming the victim of 43-year-old Michael Francis Goodwin’s sex offending.

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Crooked career choice in question

January 26, 2018 | By More
Crooked career choice in question

A judge told Sean Daniel Browne he was “not the smartest guy”. Might be time for the teenager to rethink his crooked career choice.

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Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

January 25, 2018 | By More
Tears as first offender jailed for drugs raid

A 24-year-old first offender wiped away tears as he was jailed for a meth-fuelled home invasion and drugs robbery in which the victim was bashed and tied.

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‘A roadmap to crime’

January 25, 2018 | By More
‘A roadmap to crime’

Shaun Francis Whittaker claims he has been “incarcerated in some form” for 27 of his 41 years.

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Man jailed for indecencies after online contact

January 24, 2018 | By More
Man jailed for indecencies after online contact

It began with a 47-year-old man confiscating booze from a 15-year-old girl at a party because she was too young. Months of sexual indecencies followed.

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Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

January 24, 2018 | By More
Teen robber had $2000-a-day meth habit

An 18-year-old had a $2000-a-day meth habit when he did the armed robbery that has put him in jail for three years eight months, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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