Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

March 23, 2018 | By More
Ponzi schemer’s jailing leaves victims wondering

Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs has gone to jail for eight years for his $17.5 million frauds with victims still wondering if he has assets hidden away.

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No bail bid by sexual assault accused

March 23, 2018 | By More
No bail bid by sexual assault accused

A 52-year-old man charged with sexual violation at a dance school made no application for release on bail when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

March 22, 2018 | By More
Restaurateur admits $300,000 tax offences

Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company BTS Restaurants Ltd went out of business last year.

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Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

March 22, 2018 | By More
Blood spatter from pig carcasses found in dairy freezer

A church fundraiser has led to prosecution after blood splatter from pig carcases was found on other food stored in the freezer of a Stanmore Road dairy.

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Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

March 22, 2018 | By More
Cellphone recording halts animal welfare sentencing

A man who allegedly threatened animal welfare inspectors was found with videos and photographs of SPCA staff around the Justice Precinct on his cellphone, when he was being sentenced.

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Why police ‘like’ Facebook

March 21, 2018 | By More
Why police ‘like’ Facebook

An online drug dealer says he just never thought that the Christchurch Police might be Facebooking like everyone else.

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Couple charged with $1.4m theft

March 20, 2018 | By More
Couple charged with $1.4m theft

A Christchurch couple has been charged with stealing nearly $1.4 million from an elderly widow.

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Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

March 19, 2018 | By More
Claimant found guilty of damaging paint on EQC cars

A claimant who acknowledged having “quite extensive problems with EQC” has been convicted of damaging a row of the commission’s vehicles with paint stripper.

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Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

March 17, 2018 | By More
Fine, community work for unlicensed tour driver

A young man with no passenger licence who drove a bus load of tourists along one of New Zealand’s most challenging highways was sentenced to a fine and community work in the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

March 16, 2018 | By More
Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

Photographs of Kim Michael David Barwell should be plastered on the noticeboards at every shopping mall and supermarket, with the message: “You should not give money to this man.”

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