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Fraudster out of the game

By GUY WILLIAMS A disgraced chiropractor living in Arrowtown who defrauded ACC of more than $130,000 denies he’s providing chiropractic services. Since revealing Matthew Richard Cochrane’s fraud convictions last month, Mountain Scene’s been bombarded by messages from readers about a house call...

Back-cracker’s ACC deceit

By GUY WILLIAMS A chiropractor who defrauded ACC of more than $130,000 is serving out a community detention sentence in Arrowtown. Matthew Richard Cochrane was convicted in the Auckland District Court in July after admitting eight charges of dishonestly using a document...
A German national who apparently funded his stay in Queenstown by selling drugs is now a guest of Her Majesty, having been sentenced to 26 months in the slammer. Sven Stephan Harrieder, 30, had previously admitted possession of cannabis for...
By GUY WILLIAMS A pissed Brit's sucker-punch left a man lying unconscious on a Camp Street footpath with blood streaming from his ear. Queenstown electrician Daniel Joseph O'Rourke then ran away, clutching food he'd just bought from Night 'n Day. It was...
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