Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Quakes blamed for tax defaults

August 19, 2018 | By More
Quakes blamed for tax defaults

Christchurch’s tough times after the quakes have been blamed for a company’s failure that led to $98,922 unpaid tax and a home detention term for its director.

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Woman involved children in thieving

August 17, 2018 | By More
Woman involved children in thieving

A 31-year-old woman who got children involved in her organised shoplifting has been jailed for four years six months.

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Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

August 16, 2018 | By More
Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

A woman who shoplifted a swimming pool has admitted 24 charges and is due for sentencing in November in the Christchurch District Court.

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Two women deny holiday home ‘clean-outs’

August 16, 2018 | By More
Two women deny holiday home ‘clean-outs’

Both women charged with a series of burglaries in which holiday accommodation booked online was allegedly stripped bare have now denied all charges.

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Scammer returns to organised crime

August 15, 2018 | By More
Scammer returns to organised crime

A member of the group scamming elderly victims two years ago has now begun a fresh jail term for organised shoplifting and bank card frauds.

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Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

August 15, 2018 | By More
Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

A woman alleged to have “cleaned out” holiday homes after renting them has denied seven charges and elected jury trial.

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$3009 bill for sports field vandalism

August 15, 2018 | By More
$3009 bill for sports field vandalism

A 39-year-old man faces a $3009 damage bill after skidding donuts round the Hornby Rugby League Club’s Leslie Park and ripping up the playing surface.

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Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

August 15, 2018 | By More
Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

Police have charged an Aranui woman with using a military style rifle in a robbery attempt in Auckland 10 weeks ago.

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Knife attacker ‘frustrated’ at not killing victim

August 15, 2018 | By More
Knife attacker ‘frustrated’ at not killing victim

A woman who stabbed her partner in the chest told police she was frustrated that her attempt to kill him had failed.

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Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

August 14, 2018 | By More
Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

A woman charged with a robbery in Hastings two weeks ago has now been charged with robbing an elderly couple in Papanui, Christchurch, on Monday.

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