A man who tried to commit suicide in a bizarre petrol incident last year has proved to be a talented musician.
Four indecent acts in public places offences led to an intensive supervision sentence, and community work for a 27-year-old in the Christchurch District Court.
A woman has told a court how she allowed her father to continue to sexually abuse her in the hope that he would leave her younger sister alone.
A 23-year-old man has virtually no memory of an armed home invasion incident that happened after he used alcohol to wash down at least 10 sleeping tablets.
Herbal cannabis was blamed for causing immense harm to young people who are acting in a violent and bizarre way, at a sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 50-year-old man who viciously beat two pigs with an iron bar was sent to prison for four months in the Christchurch District Court today.
Name suppression has been granted to protect the chances for rehabilitation and forming “appropriate adult relationships” for a repeat viewer of child abuse pornography.
Very serious violence had been planned at a meeting for the “hit” that killed Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning when she was picked up off Manchester Street.
The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.
A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon charged with murder after an overnight incident at a Redwood house.
Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.
Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.
“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”
While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.
“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”
“The headmaster’s office will be open in the New Year.” – District Court Judge John Strettell.
Earlier court news
Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has told the jury at his murder trial that he lied all through the video interviews he gave to the police.
Information from a Christchurch man who saved 20,000 child pornography images has led to further arrests.
Politicians and bureaucrats who decided to close the Rangiora District Court had “got it wrong”, long-serving local lawyer Keith Hales told the court’s final sitting yesterday.
A party gatecrasher smashed up the Rangiora Police Station after his arrest, spat inside the station, threatened one constable and bashed another.
A North Canterbury man must pay $1485 for plunging Cheviot into darkness for three-and-a-half hours by swinging on a powerpole stay-wire after a late night visit to the local pub.
A court appearance for an alleged fugitive has been delayed for a week because he remains incapacitated in hospital.
Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has chosen not to give evidence at his High Court trial and the court has now heard all the evidence that will be presented in the case.
A man and a woman have been jointly charged with sex offences involving a young girl.
A former Mongrel Mob member recalled to court today was cross examined by murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett who accused him of coming to court with a made-up story.
Mongrel Mob members were called to a “hui” on the night of the killing of Christchurch sex worker Mellory Manning, the murder trial of Mauha Huatahi Fawcett has been told.