Convicted murder John Frederick Ericson’s court bid to hurry along the steps towards his release from prison has been rejected by a High Court judge.
A 24-year-old man was sentenced to prison for over two years for charges relating to his “dysfunctional sexual behaviour”.
A neighbour who tried to stop a burglar’s getaway and got wedged between a car and a fence has been described in court as “brave and strong” by a Christchurch District Court judge.
A man convicted of murdering his wife 15 years ago has taken a case to the High Court to try to force the Corrections Department to give him the counselling that may lead to his release on parole.
A second boy has told a jury of a woman burning his tongue with a spoon heated on a stove element, but the defence has accused the boy of getting together with another witness “to make it all up”.
The scramble for qualified tradespeople for the Christchurch rebuild has led to an appearance in court by a firm that employed a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.
Eight more charges alleging historic sex offending have been laid against an Oamaru man who is already facing trial on another 48 similar charges.
The defence has challenged a boy’s evidence about being burned with a hot poker and spoon, and made to eat chillis, repeatedly alleging that he was making it up.
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a five-year-old boy who had been admitted to Christchurch Hospital with critical injuries died this morning.
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.
Four young men faced damage bills after what a lawyer called “The Great Golf Cart Heist”.
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.
Earlier court news
A boy has told Christchurch jury of not being able to eat or drink for two days after being punished by having a heated spoon or a “fire rod” – a poker – put into his mouth.
A trial alleging assaults by a 60-year-old woman on two boys and an elderly man was aborted towards the end of its first day in the Christchurch District Court.
A 25-year-old who helped two “rat bags” use the roof-space of his apartment to burgle his neighbours while he was serving home detention has been given a community work sentence.
Cash totalling $5000 went missing from the scene of a high-speed car crash near Kirwee last August.
A Christchurch High Court murder trial set to start in 11 days has been adjourned.
A 30-year-old Avonside man was granted interim name suppression when he was remanded in custody on a charge of sexually violating a sex worker in Christchurch last Sunday night.
A psychiatric report has been ordered for a Linwood man who has admitted two more arson charges and now faces sentencing in July for a total of five offences.
A 22-year-old who acknowledges he is a sex addict has admitted blackmail and obtaining sex by deception.
Almost all details have been suppressed of a sexual violation case which was called for the first time in the Christchurch District Court today.
A father’s abuse of his daughter was “one of the highest breaches of trust one can imagine”, said a judge as he jailed the 58-year-old for five years three months.