Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Judge rejects robber’s claim of non-violence

July 27, 2016 | By More
Judge rejects robber’s claim of non-violence

A judge has rejected a two-time armed robber and convicted rapist’s claim that he is “not a violent man”.

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Court responds to teen offender’s ‘great achievement’

July 27, 2016 | By More
Court responds to teen offender’s ‘great achievement’

A year after being involved in the aftermath of a violent liquor shop robbery, teenager Tamatea Lorenzo Briggs is seen as having the potential to be “a great leader”.

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Airport cleaner stole forfeited cigarettes

July 27, 2016 | By More
Airport cleaner stole forfeited cigarettes

An amnesty bin where people left excess cigarettes they could not bring into New Zealand was repeatedly raided by a French citizen employed as a cleaner at Queenstown International Airport.

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Receiving charge from Head Hunters raid

July 27, 2016 | By More
Receiving charge from Head Hunters raid

A man said to be a senior Head Hunters gang figure has been charged with receiving stolen travel vouchers after a police raid on the gang’s Christchurch headquarters last week.

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Prison may be considered for Redcliffs crash drink-driver

July 26, 2016 | By More
Prison may be considered for Redcliffs crash drink-driver

A judge has suggested prison could be considered for repeat drink-driver Sarah Jane Arrow who crashed into people walking on the roadside at Redcliffs.

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Repeat upskirt video offending admitted

July 25, 2016 | By More
Repeat upskirt video offending admitted

A man who has already done jail time for taking upskirt photographs in Northlands has now admitted committing the same offence four more times.

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Crash victims critical of police prosecution

July 25, 2016 | By More
Crash victims critical of police prosecution

A couple are disappointed with police handling of the prosecution of a septic tank truck driver who veered across the road and knocked them off their motorcycle causing serious injuries.

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Shooting victim heads off arrest warrant

July 22, 2016 | By More
Shooting victim heads off arrest warrant

A man shot in the thigh in an unexplained incident in Christchurch last week has now made a voluntary appearance at court, heading off an arrest warrant that was issued for him on Tuesday.

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No flying convictions for drone pilot

July 22, 2016 | By More
No flying convictions for drone pilot

North Canterbury drone pilot Simon Roy Reeve has avoided convictions for flying his aircraft at Pines Beach without authorisation when he was taking airborne footage of fire-fighting operations.

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Truckie found guilty in cycle death case

July 22, 2016 | By More
Truckie found guilty in cycle death case

A 51-year-old truckie has been found guilty of causing the death of a cycle tourist he never saw as he carelessly turned his truck across a cycle lane in Hornby.

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