Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

April 11, 2018 | By More
Shouting, swearing ends meth importation trial

A jury was hurriedly ushered from a Christchurch courtroom when the man they had just convicted of drug importation began shouting in the dock and a woman in the public gallery joined in.

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Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

April 10, 2018 | By More
Moment’s inattention by driver causes carnage

A “safe and cautious” driver’s moment of inattention killed a woman and left four people injured in a head-on smash on the highway near Waikouaiti.

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Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

April 9, 2018 | By More
Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

A 75-year-old woman was left shaking and in tears after Graeme Nigel Patterson confronted her about a driving error.

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Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

April 9, 2018 | By More
Suppression granted for Merivale murder accused

A 54-year-old Aranui man accused of the murder of a woman in Merivale at the weekend has been granted name suppression at the request of the police, and defence.

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Doctors injured in Christmas crash

April 7, 2018 | By More
Doctors injured in Christmas crash

A North New Brighton man smashed into a car containing four doctors when he ran a red light in Dunedin on Christmas Day.

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Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

March 28, 2018 | By More
Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

A property consultant who arranged for a real estate agent to receive nearly $150,000 commission that the agent did not earn pleaded guilty to 14 fraud charges and has been remanded in custody for sentencing in May.

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Conman denies having money hidden away

March 28, 2018 | By More
Conman denies having money hidden away

Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.

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Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

March 27, 2018 | By More
Charges against ‘God’ tossed out

It looked a bit like divine intervention, but the problems that beset a case involving “God” at the Christchurch District Court were probably very much human.

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13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

March 27, 2018 | By More
13 years of repayments to forestry trust lie ahead

A 76-year-old woman has begun a home detention sentence while a family member begins paying back more than $20,000 that she stole from a Southland forestry trust – a process that will take 13 years.

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MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

March 26, 2018 | By More
MPI appeal to stop another ‘didymo-style’ outbreak

Three Marimo moss balls are “out there” and the Ministry of Primary Industries wants people to hand them in before another didymo-type biosecurity outbreak happens.

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