Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

June 21, 2017 | By More
Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

A woman sprinted from the dock as she was being jailed in the Christchurch District Court and briefly made it outside the Court House before recaptured by a Court Security Officer.

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Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

June 20, 2017 | By More
Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

A 15-year-old will have to make presentations to schools and youth groups about the late night crash near Leeston that killed three of his friends on Boxing Day.

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Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

June 20, 2017 | By More
Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

Burglar Michael Taui Wetere sprang into action in the hour after the Kaikoura earthquake while police were busy doing tsunami evacuations in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

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Bail not opposed for burglary accused

June 19, 2017 | By More
Bail not opposed for burglary accused

A woman charged with two house burglaries has been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court three days after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

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Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

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Problem driver runs out of second chances

June 18, 2017 | By More
Problem driver runs out of second chances

The disorganisation and chaos of Richard Graham’s life has reached the limits of a judge’s patience, and the 28-year-old has now farewelled his children for a few months.

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$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

June 18, 2017 | By More
$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

The victim of a terrible pile-up involving a street-sweeping truck near Rangiora will not get all the reparation she was asking for after her vehicle was written off, a court has decided.

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Man shot by police pleads guilty

June 16, 2017 | By More
Man shot by police pleads guilty

A man shot in the face by police in a Woolston firearms incident in February has admitted six charges and is in custody for sentencing.

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Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

June 15, 2017 | By More
Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

An additional carjacking charge has been laid against Dunedin man Michael John Hughes after police arrested him in Canterbury on Wednesday at the end of a manhunt.

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Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

June 14, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse victim will be ‘haunted forever’

A woman says she will be “haunted forever” after learning that there was a second victim of Sidney John Hurst’s child sexual abuse.

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