Bail has been refused for a Christchurch bus driver who faced 17 more sex charges at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 20-year-old has been told to mind his own business when the police are going about theirs — and jailed for 10 months.
Manson Antonievic wrote from prison to his father: “I am always thinking about things that aren’t right, and obsessing constantly about murdering chicks.”
“Whispers” at Christchurch Prison about threats by Adam Francis Murray Kearns’ mother — the Black Widow”, convicted murderer Helen Milner — led to him obtaining a sawn-of shotgun for his protection.
Three men charged with the murder in prison of Benton Marni Parata have pleaded not guilty at a pre-trial appearance in the High Court at Christchurch.
A judge decided not to extend a jail term for the Mongrel Mob man who was being sentenced for unlawfully taking the car he later crashed, killing a 15-year-old passenger.
One of the youngest people placed on the methadone programme at a Christchurch rehabilitation centre has been jailed for over four years for stabbing a man in a sex industry fracas last May.
A psychiatric report on a man’s fitness to stand trial has been ordered in a case involving allegations over a violent road rage incident in North Canterbury.
Police have charged three men with murder following a homicide investigation into the death of 44-year-old Benton Marni Parata after an alleged attack in Christchurch Prison last week.
Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.
Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
Grappling with the sentencing of a young dad for domestic violence, Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish came up with the idea of a whole new licensing system.
The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.
The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.
James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.
Earlier court news
A Christchurch man was caught at Auckland Airport because he was seen to be affected by cocaine — the drug he was trying to import from South America.
A 20-year-old awaits sentencing after admitting the bashing of a policeman at a fracas that broke out at a six-year-old’s birthday party.
Two more men have been charged over an alleged serious assault in Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 31.
A former Christchurch bus driver is denying sex allegations.
Letters of apology and donations to charity have halted the prosecution of two North Island men charged with burgling Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral.
A Mairehau man has admitted an intimidation charge with the police alleging that he lunged at a woman he spoke to in the street at New Brighton.
When a Trade Me fraudster was caught, she tried to make money to repay her victims by committing more frauds on Facebook.
A teenage learner driver has been disqualified from driving for six months but has probably dodged most of the bill for the carnage she caused.
A 24-year-old Woolston gib stopper was charged with assaulting a woman, causing grievous bodily harm to a male, and aggravated burglary over an alleged home invasion incident on Tuesday.
A finding of temporary insanity has been accepted for a 25-year-old Christchurch man who kicked a dog and used a knife to mutilate it so badly that it had to be euthanized.