A 50-year-old Upper Riccarton man has admitted threatening government officials, including putting his victim’s heads on poles, or seeing that another victim was “pumped full of bullets”.
One of the men involved in the injuring of cricketer Jesse Ryder pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to injure in the Christchurch District Court today.
Christchurch’s main police court came to a halt this morning over restorative justice issues.
A Woolston man has admitted a stabbing in an incident outside McDonalds in Linwood that added to fears of rising gang tensions in Christchurch.
A prisoner who found an unlocked door in the Christchurch Court House and made his escape out of the front door was jailed today on charges of escaping from custody, resisting police, and aggravated burglary.
A last chance was given to a woman previously branded a “menace” and banned from being near children, in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 34-year-old Kaiapoi office administrator for two companies pleaded guilty to 16 charges of fraud in the Christchurch District Court.
The son “Black Widow” Helen Milner admitted three drugs and firearms charges, after nine other charges were withdrawn in the Christchurch District Court today.
While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.
Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.
Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.
Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.
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.
Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”
A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.
Earlier court news
The name of an Upper Riccarton man, and the details of the threats he allegedly sent by email to government officials, have been suppressed in the Christchurch District Court.
Two companies who mistakenly destroyed an archaeological site in Redcliffs have been convicted and discharged because of donations, and the processes they have put in place so no further breaches will occur.
The Ministry of Justice may soon face having to pay costs to offenders because of the continuing glitches in the Restorative Justice system, a judge has warned.
A prisoner in custody has made an opportunist escape from the Christchurch Court House. [Updated report]
A Canterbury helicopter pilot has admitted three breaches of the Civil Aviation Act and faces sentencing in the Christchurch District Court in April.
A psychiatric report has been ordered for a man accused of assaulting a woman at Christchurch Hospital with intent to sexually violate her.
A man who appeared to believe he had no identity posed some extra difficulties at the Christchurch District Court today and had to be told to be quiet in the dock.
Name suppression was granted to an 18-year-old Fijian-Indian woman charged with the murder of one-year-old Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand at a hearing where she was released on bail today.
Women with little or no criminal history are being used for drug runs to Christchurch in the hope that they will get lesser sentences if caught, a judge said as she imposed home detention on a mother-of-two.
An apparent road-rage incident that led to a crash in Riccarton Road has cost the aggressor a term of community detention, a fine, driving disqualification, and a $3217 bill for the damage.