Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

May 14, 2018 | By More
Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

A 43-year-old man is on trial charged with assaulting, kidnapping, and raping a woman he met on an online dating site.

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Gang picked wrong house

May 11, 2018 | By More
Gang picked wrong house

A gang’s “visit” to a random house went disastrously wrong when it was found that a policeman lived there.

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Skipper fined for grounding

May 11, 2018 | By More
Skipper fined for grounding

A trawler skipper has been fined $2000 for the grounding that left The Lady Sarah wrecked on Kaitorete Spit in December 2016.

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Church fundraiser leads to $6750 fines

May 11, 2018 | By More
Church fundraiser leads to $6750 fines

A church involved in a pork-meal fundraiser which has led to the prosecution of a dairy and its owner has made no offer to help with the legal bills nor the fine.

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Australian deportee was ‘man alone’

May 10, 2018 | By More
Australian deportee was ‘man alone’

Ross Dylen Hunt was a man alone when he landed back in New Zealand last May after years in prison in Australia for manslaughter, says the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society.

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Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

May 10, 2018 | By More
Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

A Christchurch man has admitted his role in an $8.3 million Ponzi scheme that drew in 900 investors.

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Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

May 8, 2018 | By More
Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

Sentencing of a woman who scammed elderly victims – including a 95-year-old – has been delayed so that a judge can find out more about a positive drug test during a home detention term.

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Close monitoring for offender sent back from Australia

May 8, 2018 | By More
Close monitoring for offender sent back from Australia

A judge has taken a grip on the life of an offender deported from Australia with a manslaughter conviction, and will keep a close watch on him for a year.

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Alleged abuser was blackmailed

May 7, 2018 | By More
Alleged abuser was blackmailed

Blackmail by two alleged victims of child sex abuse has surfaced at a trial where a West Coast man faces 24 charges.

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Greymouth shooting murder admitted

May 4, 2018 | By More
Greymouth shooting murder admitted

A West Coast man has admitted the shooting murder of a woman in Greymouth on October 22, at an unexpected appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.

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