Assault accused Douglas James Archer cut his own neck with a craft knife when he was approached by police in Linwood Park four days after his mother and stepfather were allegedly attacked.
Spraying graffiti on a National Party billboard and resisting the police who caught him has brought a community work sentence for a 21-year-old Christchurch man.
A Filipino migrant alleges she was blackmailed into having sex by a man who threatened to reveal naked photos he found on her laptop computer.
Two people arrested at Christchurch Airport and a third arrested in a Christchurch property faced drugs-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today.
A mother has pleaded in court for her son to be allowed to return to his whanau as “Rangatira” now that his father, South Island Black Power gang president Ardie Beazley, has died.
A lawyer has dissected the on-line exchanges that led up to two sexual incidents that are now the subject of a blackmail-for-sex trial in the Christchurch High Court.
A judge has raised the question of whether Christchurch landlord Sally Mengtung Ye could be “deluded” and whether he should call for a psychiatric report before her sentencing on fraud charges.
A 21-year-old woman admits she angrily threw a knife which lodged in the skull of her partner, but the Christchurch District Court was told the couple are now “working on their relationship”.
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 Governor-General, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae, has presented four Christchurch Police officers and one former officer with bravery awards for their actions following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Christchurch police are investigating a cluster of fires that occurred in the Avonside area in the early hours of this morning.
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.
“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”
Earlier court news
Home detention has been granted to a 20-year-old who fired a stolen shotgun four times at a tree in New Brighton’s Rawhiti Domain.
After two hours of deliberations, a jury has convicted Cody Marcus John Pierce of the drink-driving crash that caused fatal injuries to his passenger.
A High Court judge will allow Chance Mangukaha Beazley – now in custody facing sentence on a robbery charge – out of prison on Monday to go to the funeral of his father, South Island Black Power president Ardie Beazley.
The jury in the Cody Marcus John Pierce driving death trial retired at midday to consider its verdicts.
A 57-year-old man has spent three to four years living in his car, apparently often parking up in shopping mall carparks overnight.
February 9 has been set for the trial of Timothy Joseph Foley on a charge of murdering a woman at a Linwood house in June 2012.
The jury deciding on the verdicts in a Darfield man’s fatal crash trial was told by his defence counsel that it could not be sure how much he had been drinking at a party beforehand.
People showing signs of intoxication would probably be at or over the legal limit for drink-driving, an expert witness has told the jury in fatal crash trial.
Homeless, erratic, and an opportunist thief, Wade Clinton Jeffs has continued his reputation as a difficult customer.
Motion of the four-wheel-drive vehicle involved in a fatal crash near West Melton were typical of a vehicle that has entered a corner too fast, an expert witness told the trial of Cody Marcus John Pierce.