An Oxford man has admitted pulling a gun and demanding $10,000 from a passenger in his car who managed to run off when they stopped at a money machine.
New charges have been laid against four Chinese drivers alleged to have been doing tourist driving when they did not hold New Zealand licences.
A man who ripped off foreign workers seeking jobs through a Christchurch agency and then gambled the money away has been jailed for 20 months.
A kidnapping charge against four men with alleged Black Power links has been dropped after the alleged victim had a sudden loss of memory at the Christchurch District Court trial.
A judge has rejected a plea by Paul William Abbott, calling him “an out-and-out conman” and jailing him for nine months.
An Australian has admitted obtaining more than half a million dollars by deception from two Christchurch residents and accepts he is going to be serving jail time.
A juror was sobbing and in tears in the jury box as guilty verdicts were delivered against 61-year-old Hugh James Robinson on the 12th day of his Christchurch District Court jury trial on BZP and firearms charges.
Two people who admitted plotting to “roll” an unknown drug dealer were jailed in the Christchurch District Court.
Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun.
The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.
Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.
Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.
“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.
Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”
A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.
“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”
Earlier court news
Within a few days, a 19-year-old Rangiora man will pay back all of the $57,830 he drained from his mother’s bank account after she left to live in England.
When a charge of assault using a chicken as a weapon came up, it sounded like it was going to be one of court’s funny moments. It wasn’t.
A nightmare road rage driver says he was high “on acid” when he rammed a car and flipped it into the Avon River.
A man accused of taking a car with a family dog inside has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
A 34-year-old Avondale woman charged with rural mail thefts has been banned from going to the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts while she is on bail on remand.
A man who police allege caused the death of Noel Cruza Campilan in June by his careless driving has pleaded not guilty to the charge in the Christchurch District Court.
A former Prebbleton School principal has admitted 10 historic charges of indecent assault and sexual violation against a boy.
A judge has called for more camera technology to be used to improve the safety of big trucks and their massive blind spots, at a sentencing for a Christchurch cycle death.
A 28-year-old man who went along with alleged offenders running a “chop shop” at his Hornby property has gone to jail for receiving 13 stolen vehicles.
A man who used a cell phone in a shopping basket to take pictures up women’s dresses was jailed for 20 months in the Christchurch District Court today.