Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Couple admit $500,000 thefts from disabled trust

July 19, 2018 | By More
Couple admit $500,000 thefts from disabled trust

A Pegasus couple will pay back almost all the half-a-million dollars they have stolen from a disability support trust they were running in Waltham.

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Drugs drove crime ring burglars

July 19, 2018 | By More
Drugs drove crime ring burglars

Drugs drove the offending by three burglars who hit dozens of home and caused losses totalling $200,000.

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Trial charges thrown out with witness in hiding

July 18, 2018 | By More
Trial charges thrown out with witness in hiding

A woman has gone into hiding ahead of the jury trial for the 45-year-old man charged with kidnapping and bashing her and a Christchurch District Court judge has thrown out all the charges.

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Multiple voting alleged

July 16, 2018 | By More
Multiple voting alleged

Name suppression has been granted to a man charged with voting multiple times in the 2017 General Election.

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Dog attacked girl at playground

July 14, 2018 | By More
Dog attacked girl at playground

A family is waiting to find out whether a six-year-old girl will be disfigured by a dog bite she received at a playground in Rangiora.

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Mum and son pub robbers jailed

July 13, 2018 | By More
Mum and son pub robbers jailed

A “Mommy and Clyde” robbery team have been handed lengthy jail terms for their raids on pubs in Christchurch and Dunedin.

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Theft of tradesmen’s gear alleged

July 13, 2018 | By More
Theft of tradesmen’s gear alleged

A Redwood man has been charged with nine burglaries and thefts of items including tradesmen’s tools totalling more than $30,000.

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Vest saved prison officer in attack by inmates

July 13, 2018 | By More
Vest saved prison officer in attack by inmates

After a fracas with inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison, a prison officer found a series of puncture wounds in the stab resistant body armour he was wearing.

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July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

July 13, 2018 | By More
July 2019 trial for wine fraud allegations

A date more than a year ahead has been set for the trial of a North Canterbury wine company and three personnel on charges alleging fraud concerning wine production.

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Judge suggests tattooed offender ‘return to iwi’

July 12, 2018 | By More
Judge suggests tattooed offender ‘return to iwi’

A judge has politely suggested that a man who played the role of “frightening gang muscle” in a stand-over incident, should return to his North Island iwi with his striking facial tattoos.

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