Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

October 4, 2017 | By More
Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

A Rangiora firm has been hit hard by the new workplace safety legislation, with a fine, reparations and costs totalling almost $180,000 imposed for a woman employee’s fall.

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Optimism for future of shaken baby

October 4, 2017 | By More
Optimism for future of shaken baby

An eight-month-old baby may make a full recovery from being shaken by his father, who has begun a home detention sentence at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

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Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

October 4, 2017 | By More
Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

A woman who was jailed for phone scamming the elderly has done it again – and this time a 93-year-old woman was one of her victims.

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Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

October 3, 2017 | By More
Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

Peter John Carroll says he hit Marcus Luke Tucker with a metal steering lock to “address” him using photocopied $100 bills to buy drugs.

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New charges against burglary, receiving accused

October 2, 2017 | By More
New charges against burglary, receiving accused

Twenty-one new charges have been laid against a man who is in custody after an alleged pursuit during which road spikes were deployed on September 6.

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Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

September 29, 2017 | By More
Jurors offered counselling after rape trial verdicts

Jurors have been offered counselling after delivering five guilty verdicts in the trial of two men charged with the rape and sexual violation of a drunk teenage girl in 2013.

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Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

September 29, 2017 | By More
Two deny murder of Bradley Lomax

Name suppressed has lapsed on one of the men accused of the murder of Bradley Alan Lomax and both of them denied the charge at an appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

September 29, 2017 | By More
Men claim belief in consent at rape trial

Two men who had sex with a drunk 17-year-old girl on a surf club roof said they believed “on reasonable grounds” that she was consenting to the activity, at a Christchurch District Court jury trial.

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Man tells jury of burning of body

September 28, 2017 | By More
Man tells jury of burning of body

A man has told of hearing “the glugging of the petrol” in the dark near Lake Ellesmere before the carpet-wrapped body of Marcus Luke Tucker was set alight.

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‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

September 27, 2017 | By More
‘Steel yourselves’, murder jury told

Jury members were told “steel yourselves” as photograph booklets of Marcus Luke Tucker’s bashed and burnt body were handed out on the third day of the murder trial of Peter John Carroll.

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