Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Scribe must prove drug rehab success

March 15, 2018 | By More
Scribe must prove drug rehab success

Hip-hop artist Scribe will have to prove he is “kicking the drug habit” if he wants to be discharged without conviction on a methamphetamine possession charge, he was told at court today. [Updated report]

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Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

March 15, 2018 | By More
Mosque counselling begins for youth who planned attack

A youth who planned a terrorist-style attack last year is doing well on supervision a month after his sentencing and has made his first visit for counselling at a mosque.

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Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

March 14, 2018 | By More
Fifth Rebel admits organised crime charge

A fifth member of the Rebels motorcycle gang has admitted being part of an organised criminal group, on the third day scheduled for pre-trial arguments in the Christchurch District Court.

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Jail for robbery of sex customer

March 14, 2018 | By More
Jail for robbery of sex customer

A man who robbed a sex worker’s customer has been jailed for 17 months and ordered to pay back the $40 he took and spent at a dairy.

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Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

March 13, 2018 | By More
Rebels admit organised crime, drug charges

Four members of the Rebels motorcycle club have admitted being members of an organised criminal group that was dealing methamphetamine and cannabis in Christchurch.

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Wounding charge denied

March 12, 2018 | By More
Wounding charge denied

A teenager has denied a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over an early morning incident at a Northcote property on February 17.

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Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

March 12, 2018 | By More
Manslaughter offender heading back to jail

An offender sent back from Australia after a manslaughter conviction for a Brisbane bashing now faces another jail term after a booze-addled incident at a vacant house in Wellington.

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90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

March 9, 2018 | By More
90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.

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Bail allowed on Ashburton burglary-related charges

March 8, 2018 | By More
Bail allowed on Ashburton burglary-related charges

Two men arrested after burglary-related incidents in Ashburton have been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court.

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Pub manager staged robberies

March 8, 2018 | By More
Pub manager staged robberies

The duty manager at a central Christchurch bar arranged for it to be robbed twice, and then carried out an armed robbery at a hotel in Dunedin.

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