Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Phone with open text found after fatal crash

August 3, 2018 | By More
Phone with open text found after fatal crash

Police found a cellphone with an open text message inside a car involved in a head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist on Queen Elizabeth II Drive.

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Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

August 3, 2018 | By More
Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

A woman faces likely lifelong scarring and a seven-year-old boy is missing his “best bud” after a vicious dog attack in Sydenham.

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Unlicensed builder must do home detention for forged documents

August 3, 2018 | By More
Unlicensed builder must do home detention for forged documents

An unlicensed builder has been ordered to do 11 months’ home detention for using forged documents relating to Christchurch building consents.

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Bail refused for alleged chase driver

August 3, 2018 | By More
Bail refused for alleged chase driver

Bail was refused for a driver allegedly wedged and halted by police patrol vehicles in Cranford Street on Tuesday afternoon after a cross-city chase.

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Super Rugby streaker fined $300

August 2, 2018 | By More
Super Rugby streaker fined $300

A 19-year-old streaker who disrupted the Crusaders semi-final match on Saturday night says he did it to honour a friend who had died.

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Three on kidnap charges

August 1, 2018 | By More
Three on kidnap charges

Three men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery over an incident in Christchurch early on Tuesday.

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Operation Rhino damages claims rejected

August 1, 2018 | By More
Operation Rhino damages claims rejected

Damages claims by five people put on trial after the Operation Rhino police investigation have been rejected in a judge’s decision in the High Court at Christchurch.

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Gasps in court as injured man appears on video-link

August 1, 2018 | By More
Gasps in court as injured man appears on video-link

Gasps came from the public gallery as a man charged over a police pursuit that ended with a pile-up in Cranford Street appeared injured and bandaged on a video-link in the Christchurch District Court today.

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‘Britain’ shops counter-claiming against Sanitarium

July 31, 2018 | By More
‘Britain’ shops counter-claiming against Sanitarium

Shops blocked from importing Weetabix breakfast food from Britain are seeking compensation in a counter-claim against cereal giant Sanitarium.

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$132,160 crime spree admitted

July 31, 2018 | By More
$132,160 crime spree admitted

A Redwood man has admitted a three-month crime spree across Christchurch and North Canterbury in which goods worth $132,160 were stolen.

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