Author Archive: David Clarkson

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‘Evil predator’ gets open-ended jail term

July 28, 2018 | By More
‘Evil predator’ gets open-ended jail term

The woman Luke James Henry was convicted of assaulting, kidnapping, and raping described him as “an evil predator” before a judge imposed an open-ended jail term.

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Scribe denies six charges

July 27, 2018 | By More
Scribe denies six charges

Rapper and hip-hop artist Scribe – real name Malo Ioane Luafutu – has denied six charges and is taking the case to a judge-alone trial.

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Apology from high-speed chase driver

July 27, 2018 | By More
Apology from high-speed chase driver

John Oliver Jamieson has apologised for the desperate drive that put people at risk and ended with him crashed into a dog park fence at Rolleston.

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DOC seeking more deterrence to protect reserves

July 27, 2018 | By More
DOC seeking more deterrence to protect reserves

The Department of Conservation is ruling out diversion for people caught fishing illegally in marine reserves because it believes offenders are not getting the message.

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Renee Duckmanton killer files appeal

July 25, 2018 | By More
Renee Duckmanton killer files appeal

Sainey Marong is seeking to appeal his conviction for the murder of 22-year-old Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton.

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Gang ‘outing’ put departing member in hospital

July 24, 2018 | By More
Gang ‘outing’ put departing member in hospital

Murray James Allan says his efforts to leave the Tribesmen gang put him in hospital for two weeks.

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Child abuse porn offender abandons suppression appeal

July 24, 2018 | By More
Child abuse porn offender abandons suppression appeal

A rural Canterbury man jailed for possession of child sex abuse images has abandoned his efforts to keep his name suppression.

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Armed robbery lookout admits dairy raid

July 24, 2018 | By More
Armed robbery lookout admits dairy raid

Armed robbers got away with $1150 of tobacco in a dairy robbery at Springston that may have lasted less than a minute.

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Security cam blocked before prison yard attack

July 23, 2018 | By More
Security cam blocked before prison yard attack

A wad of wet toilet paper was used to block the lens of a security camera at Christchurch Men’s Prison before prisoners stabbed a man 11 times using pieces of wire as weapons.

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Suppression continues for Woodend murder accused

July 20, 2018 | By More
Suppression continues for Woodend murder accused

Interim name suppression has continued for a teenager charged with the murder of Oliver Johnston whose body was found at a property in Woodend, North Canterbury, three weeks ago.

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