Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Robbery victim fined for tobacco breach

August 11, 2018 | By More
Robbery victim fined for tobacco breach

A Riccarton dairy owner has taken two big financial hits in two months – one from a robbery by three young men, and now fines for selling tobacco to an underage girl in a sting operation.

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‘My right as a car owner’

August 10, 2018 | By More
‘My right as a car owner’

A boyracer recorded his two burn-outs lasting 19 and 26 seconds on his cellphone. Police were probably very pleased with the precise evidence he had gathered for them.

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Fraud in wine export certificates admitted

August 9, 2018 | By More
Fraud in wine export certificates admitted

An Auckland woman who has admitted her role in falsifying wine export applications is opposing suppression for the five wineries involved.

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Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

August 9, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

A convicted murderer says he absconded because he could not cope with being placed at a drug rehabilitation centre.

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Skull fractured over loud music

August 8, 2018 | By More
Skull fractured over loud music

A man who caused a depressed skull fracture in a dispute over loud music has been remanded for sentence after admitting a charge of injuring with reckless disregard for safety.

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A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

August 8, 2018 | By More
A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

A teenager who once plotted an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch has now clocked up his first 12 NCEA credits.

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Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

August 8, 2018 | By More
Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

The elderly woman victim of Jolian Wayne Thomas King, who raided her purse after being allowed to come into her home to use her phone, should be repaid soon.

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Five girls allege sexual assaults

August 7, 2018 | By More
Five girls allege sexual assaults

Five women will give evidence alleging child sex abuse by a 51-year-old man who has gone on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Man admits causing serious injuries

August 6, 2018 | By More
Man admits causing serious injuries

A man who seriously assaulted both a work-mate and his partner in separate incidents, pleaded guilty to two charges of intentionally injuring his victims, at the Christchurch District Court.

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Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

August 5, 2018 | By More
Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

A conman facing sentencing on five fraud charges, entered last minute guilty pleas to seven further charges that his counsel described as “depressingly similar”.

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